Signs of a global economic slowdown have hit world stock markets since the start of 2016, and raised concerns about the stability of the European banking system. (Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg)

After a torrid day on Monday, when €4 billion was wiped off the Irish market, the Iseq fell again in early trading, giving up 1.1 per cent or 63 poin(...)

Gains at Airbus  and Renault  helped European stocks record their best month in more than six years yesterday.  Photographs: Pascal Rossignol.

European stocks recorded their best month in more than six years yesterday, buoyed by gains at carmaker Renault and aircraft maker Airbus while inves(...)

Thirty-seven years ago, when Paul McGuinness signed a virtually unknown teen rock band called U2, he was also interested in making movies. After dr(...)

Gerard Murphy & Catherine Cusack in Second Age’s production of King Lear. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Gerard Murphy, who has died aged 64, was a full-hearted actor, always on the front foot. He could flood a theatre with passion and squeeze the juice o(...)

Richard Griffiths (right) plays Uncle Monty alongside Richard E Grant as Withnail in the cult classic Withnail and I

Richard Griffiths, one of Britain’s most celebrated character actors, has died from complications following heart surgery. The stage and (...)