CRH buoyed by renewed hopes that US president Donald Trump will be able to push through infrastructure spending plans

Irish shares closed higher on Friday, with Iseq index heavyweight CRH buoyed by renewed hopes that US president Donald Trump will be able to push thro(...)

Cavan-based building materials group Kingspan has been downgraded by UBS. Photograph: iStock

Investment bank UBS has downgraded its view of Irish building materials group Kingspan suggesting increases in its share price are limited. Despite a(...)

 Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong is  tackled during their victory over Munster on Saturday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

The cornerstones of not conceding points in rugby are discipline and defence. While the switch from the Guinness Pro14 to the Champions Cup and Chall(...)

Stuart McCloskey:  has been very effective on the gainline so far this season for Ulster. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster v Connacht, Kingspan Stadium (7.35, live on BBC 2 and TG4) Let the jostling begin. Although it falls outside the direct focus of securing a (...)

European shares fell with Spain’s IBEX marking its biggest loss since last year’s Brexit vote shook equity markets

European shares fell on Wednesday on the back of the crisis in Catalonia, while US secretary of state Rex Tillerson insistence that he did not conside(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: “We’ve seen double the visits from Japanese firms to Ireland last year.”

Direct flights between Dublin and Tokyo are inevitable given the increased interaction between the two states, according to the Tánaiste and Minister (...)

The view from Singapore’s tallest building, the Tanjong Pagar Centre, which towers over the Central Business District and is lit by reduced-energy usage lighting system created by the Dublin-headquartered Cylon Controls. Photograph: Clifford Coonan

Singapore’s tallest building, the Tanjong Pagar Centre, towers over the Central Business District, elegantly illuminated by its reduced-energy usage l(...)

Leinster’s Jack Conan on the attack against the Southern Kings at a sparsely populated Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

This column is predicated on information that could be classified under the term “white lies” in terms of offering a skewed perspective on the subject(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Losses in consumer stocks cut gains for Wall Street’s main indices. Photograph: Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s tax plans boosted stocks on Wednesday, while strong showings from several index heavyweights helped the Irish market outpe(...)

Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh said the acquisition would “firmly” place the company in a market leading position

Cavan-based insulation specialist Kingspan has acquired 51 per cent of an insulated panel manufacturer in Brazil as part of its ongoing expansion in t(...)