The New York Stock Exchange: Switch  jumped by almost half in its trading debut after raising $531m in an initial public offering, the third-biggest technology IPO this year in the US. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares rose for the fourth consecutive week on Friday as confidence over the region’s economic recovery outweighed worries over the Catalonia(...)

CRH’s shares fell 1.83 per cent to €30.915 in Dublin on Friday following the news. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

CRH faces competition in its pursuit of US business Ash Grove from Summit Materials, a rival founded by one of the Irish group’s former executives, To(...)

Badly fire-damaged: No 34 Grove Park, a period house,  contains three floors and is understood to be divided into eight flats. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

An Irish man in his 40s has died following a house fire in Rathmines on Thursday morning. Dublin Fire Brigade attended a fire at 34 Grove Park just a(...)

Mary Paula Walsh: wrote two books on bereavement – ‘Living After A Death’ and ‘Helping Your Child Through Bereavement’ – both of which have given people the freedom to explore grief in all its complexity

Obituary for the Irish Times (April 30, 1941-April 17, 2017) “I swear I will not dishonor my soul with hatred, but offer myself humbly as a guardian (...)

Netflix added 5.2 million subscribers in the second quarter. (Photograph: Reuters)

Shares in US streaming giant Netflix rose 13.5 per cent in US trade yesterday, shooting the stock to the top of the S&P 500 index. The share pri(...)

Paul Murphy TD outside court following the vertdict in the Jobstown trial. Photograph: David Dunne

Solidarity TD Paul Murphy and five others were found not guilty on Thursday of the false imprisonment of former Labour Party leader Joan Burton and h(...)

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy. All have pleaded not guilty.

The jury in the Jobstown trial should not have been told that the offence before the court carries a penalty of up to life imprisonment, the judge has(...)

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy. All have pleaded not guilty.

The jury in the case of six men accused of falsely imprisoning former Labour tánaiste Joan Burton and her adviser has been sent home for the night aft(...)

Clockwise from top left: Kieran Mahon, Michael Banks, Paul Murphy, Michael Murphy, Scott Masterson, Frank Donaghy.

The Jobstown trial involves “cracking a nut with a sledgehammer” and is “over the top”, a defence counsel has told the jury in a closing address. One(...)

Colm Keena The people of Jobstown were being “demonised” for protesting against the failure of the Labour Party to keep its promise in relation to wa(...)