Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

“The performance in Molde was way under our level and that is the most disappointing thing,” said Celtic manager Ronny Deila. Photograph:  Graham Stuart/Reuters

Ronny Deila is looking for Europa League redemption rather than revenge when Celtic host Molde this evening. A calamitous 3-1 defeat by the Norwegian (...)

A policeman stands beside floral tributes at the gates of Cults Academy Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Reuters

A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the death of Bailey Gwynne, who was fatally stabbed at an Aberdeen secondary school. Bailey, als(...)

Cults Academy in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Google Maps

A 16-year-old boy who died after being stabbed at an Aberdeen secondary school has been described as a “gentle and caring pupil”. The teenager, unders(...)

Martin O’Neill, with Bosnia-Herzegovina head coach Mehmed Bazdarevic, has named a provisional squad for the Euro 2016 play-offs.

Martin O’Neill is without Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn for the European Championship play-off games against Bosnia and Herzegovina but the Repu(...)

Scotland’s first minister and leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, addresses delegates on the final day of the party’s  conference in Aberdeen. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has condemned proposals for British military action in Syria, warning that it could add to the “unimaginable(...)

Dermot Desmond: isn’t exactly known for tolerating losses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Billionaire financier Dermot Desmond isn’t exactly known for tolerating losses at his various companies, but he has had to suck them up at eSpatial So(...)

 South Korea may be turning a corner. After months of gloom, recent data is hinting that the $1.4 trillion economy is beginning to emerge from a slump brought on by China’s slowest growth in 25 years and the outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, in May. (Photograph: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)
Asian shares extend October rally

Asian shares rose on Monday, extending an October rally, as investors hunted for bargains in industrials and basic materials, fuelled by a rebound in(...)

Northern Ireland’s Steven Davis celebrates after his side’s one-all draw with Finland last night propelled them to the top of their European Championship group. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

The job was already done but Northern Ireland ended a magnificent qualifying campaign with one final feat by winning their group courtesy of a point (...)

Alex Ferguson: “One of the pupils at Harvard said to me, ‘What do you know now that you wish you’d known 30 years ago?’ - and it’s communication. When I was younger I wanted to rule the world and do everything.”

When Sir Alex Ferguson became a professional footballer in the early 1960s, he earned £16 a week (£300 in today’s money) in a sport that was a solid (...)