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(...)

‘Irish Times’ journalist Justin Comiskey charging his electric car at Booterstown Dart Station. The UK National Grid has warned that charging cars at home could blow main fuses. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Electric car drivers in the UK are unlikely to be able to rapidly charge their vehicles at home at the same time as boiling a kettle, National Grid ha(...)

Donald Trump: Questions over the US president’s ability to get legislators to support tax cuts weighed on markets on Tuesday. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Questions over US president Donald Trump’s ability to get legislators to support tax cuts weighed on markets on Tuesday. DUBLIN Newspaper group Inde(...)

A screen displays the state of global markets after the election of Donald Trump. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

European shares edged up on Thursday, remaining within a recent range, as a boost from healthcare stocks was partly offset by weak telecoms and utilit(...)

Copper shipment: Miners and banks   provided the main support to European shares amid continued   optimism over major construction plans in the US.  File photograph: Eliseo Fernandez/Reuters

Banks and miners once again provided the main support to European shares amid continued investor optimism about the benefits of a Donald Trump presid(...)

Bank of Ireland performed strongly having ended down 3 per cent on Thursday. It outperformed its peers across the banking sector on Friday, closing up 10 per cent to 24 cent

European stocks climbed, paring a third weekly decline, as concern abated that Britain will exit the EU and energy shares followed oil higher. Odds (...)

Exxon Mobil Corp. signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The S&P 500 fell 0.2 per cent, after losing as much as 0.5 per cent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.1 per cent, to 17,771.62. The Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.2 per cent. (

European stocks were little changed after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi kept broadly similar inflation forecasts for the euro area, whi(...)

SSE’s plan to sell down its interest in SGN, the operator of two regional gas networks, in Scotland and southern England, follows a similar move by National Grid, which is seeking to sell a majority stake in its own £8.5 billion UK gas networks business. (Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Britain’s second-biggest energy supplier, SSE, is considering selling up to a third of its 50 per cent stake in regional gas distribution business SG(...)

Natural gas exports from the Republic have entered the British supply chain for the first time, according to data from the British system operator, Na(...)

Stephen Wheeler, managing director of SSE Airtricity. “Our model can’t just be about selling electricity, it’s actually providing an essential service to our customers.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

SSE Airtricity is on course to building the biggest wind farm in the State. The local subsidiary of British utility, Scottish and Southern Energy, (...)