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A seat in business or first class is on average five times more expensive than in economy. Photograph: iStock

Ian Woodroofe, has notched up a business trip “probably every week” – often overseas – for more than 20 years. Trips were always business class and he(...)

Shares in Barclays  jumping 7 per cent as its consumer businesses swung back to profit and provisions against bad loans fell in the third quarter. Photograph: EPA

European shares rose on Friday, with Irish banking stocks standing out as a strong spot on the Iseq, as positive earnings updates from Barclays and a (...)

 Shaquille O’Neal speaks  during the 2019 NBA awards  in Santa Monica, California. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner Sports

The gaggle of kids shooting baskets on a Gainesville street start to shriek and holler when they see Shaquille O’Neal climbing out of a police cruiser(...)

The share price of IAG, the owner of Aer Lingus,  has lost 66% of its value since the start of the year. Photograph: Frank Grealish

Aer Lingus owner IAG is set to issue shares at the end of the summer in a bid to raise up to €2.5 billion to keep the business afloat and avoid a bail(...)

CarTrawler chief executive Cormac Barry

Irish travel tech company CarTrawler has seen a rise in bookings in recent months although it doesn’t expect business to fully recover until next summ(...)

Photograph: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images

Facebook was accused in an investor lawsuit of paying lip service to racial diversity while failing to achieve meaningful progress. Shareholder Natal(...)

The man ran up a bill of almost €4000 at the Shelbourne hotel in Dublin. Photograph: iStock

A man who ran up bills of over €8000 and enjoyed “fine wine and dining” at two five-star Dublin hotels using a stolen credit card has been jailed for (...)

Iseq construction and property stocks rose in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Markets slipped on Friday, with investors in Europe disappointed by the lack of details in a trillion-euro emergency fund and US investors remaining c(...)

  Shane Lowry   plays a shot from a bunker on the sixth hole during the second round of the Honda Classic on Friday. Photograph:  Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

True champions don’t buckle, and Shane Lowry overcame a terrible start to his second round of the Honda Classic – bogeying three of his opening three (...)

Barry Sheridan in Moscow:  ‘Russians (like ourselves!) love to party and find many excuses to do so.’
Welcome to my place . . . Moscow
  • Abroad
  • February 9, 2020, 06:00

Barry Sheridan lives in Moscow with his wife Marianna and daughters Alisa and Taisia. Since graduating from UCD in 1989, Barry has worked in London, N(...)

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