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Ryanair shares rose after its chief executive Michael O’Leary told BBC Radio 4  he expected a jump in people taking overseas holidays this summer. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

European shares closed little changed yesterday as investors adopted caution ahead of US banking giants kicking off the country’s fourth-quarter earni(...)

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Building materials group and DIY retailer Grafton Group has acquired UK-based StairBox in a deal worth £44 million (€49 million). The Woodies DIY own(...)

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DON’T: Shop till you drop During the spring lockdown in Ireland, supermarkets quickly ran out of essential items such as pasta, rice and flour. Soap,(...)

Woodie’s, which opened in the Republic on May 18th after a two-month closure, set a new record for monthly sales in June.  Photograph: Laura Hutton

Grafton Group, the builders merchanting and DIY retailing group, said on Thursday that average underlying sales dipped by an annual 1.1 per cent in Ju(...)

Growing US joblessness put a dampener on Wall Street. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Markets slumped on Thursday as the European Central Bank (ECB) warned the euro zone economy could shrink 12 per cent while US jobless figures rose fas(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said he was working on a best-case scenario of two to three months in which flights would be grounded and revenues would vanish. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Having triggered the wiping of more than $25 trillion off the value of public companies globally in the past five weeks as it wreaks havoc on health s(...)

The Plumbase sale ‘secures future opportunities for Plumbase, its employees and other stakeholders as part of an enlarged specialist plumbing and heating business,” Gavin Slark, Grafton chief executive, says. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish builders’ merchant and DIY group Grafton has sold its specialist plumbing and heating business Plumbase to UK firm Plumbing and Heating Investme(...)

China’s yuan strengthened against the dollar and its exports unexpectedly returned to growth in July. Photograph: The New York Times

European shares enjoyed their best day in around two months as markets rose on Thursday on good trade data from China. DUBLIN Ingredients and food (...)

Online clothes retailer Asos plunged 23.19 per cent, wiping more than £500 million sterling off its value, after the company warned that profits would slump this year. Photograph: Reuters

Hopes that the European Central Bank could cut borrowing charges failed to lift markets as poor results, profit warnings and economic fears marred sto(...)

Hols Pricewatch

Not long ago a woman got in touch with this page looking for help. She was planning to spend a portion of an inheritance on a once-in-a-lifetime holid(...)

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