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The e-cigarette was supposed to be the future of tobacco - an innovation marketed as “reduced risk” that could offer a growth story to an industry who(...)

US stocks gained in early trading on Thursday after the US delayed scheduled tariff hikes on billions worth of Chinese imports. Photograph: Reuters

A gauge of global stock markets touched its highest since late July on Thursday after fresh hints of progress in the US-China trade dispute, sending b(...)

The Iseq all-share index rose by half a per cent on Monday with low volumes seen across stocks. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish shares rose on Monday, a day on which volume was thin due to a US market holiday, Labour Day. Elsewhere, London’s FTSE 100 surged 1 per cent on(...)

 US stocks turned lower on Thursday as the first contraction in the manufacturing sector in nearly a decade and uncertainty about future interest rate cuts overshadowed an initial boost from upbeat retail earnings. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

European shares fell on Thursday as mixed readings of business growth across major economies and uncertainty over the US interest rate outlook made in(...)

The Iseq all-share index advanced 1.79 per cent on the day with advances for companies including Kingspan and CRH. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Global stocks advanced on Wednesday as investors await minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s July meeting for signs of future rate cuts. Dublin outper(...)

Glanbia chief executive Siobhán Talbot. The company’s share price was down 8.2% to €10.83 on Thursday.

European shares ended higher on Thursday as strong earnings from British American Tobacco and a multibillion dollar merger in the financial sector hel(...)

Owl Bat Bat Owl by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick – the first book to be distributed in Bookseed programme

Babies as young as three months old will be given free books as part of a scheme to encourage parents to read to them, which begins in Limerick next m(...)

Jack Ma started Alibaba in 1999 and transformed it into one the world’s most important ecommerce and digital payments companies. His net worth is estimated at about €35 billion. File photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

China’s richest man, the Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma, has been revealed as a member of the ruling Communist Party of China, having joined dur(...)

E-cigarettes have been a divisive topic in the public health community

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced sweeping new restrictions on flavoured tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popul(...)

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange  on  November 13th, 2018. Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

European shares recovered on Tuesday as hopes for an easing of the Sino-US trade war and an imminent Brexit deal chased away the previous session’s fe(...)

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