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Bank of Ireland, which attracted the heavier trading, and AIB (above) both finished in the black

The Omicron variant continued to dominate market sentiment on Thursday, with markets across Europe stepping back while, in the US, early trading point(...)

‘Investors want to see companies’ decarbonisation plans and their sustainability and diversity policies’

Asset managers have witnessed an exponential growth of interest among investors in socially and environmentally responsible companies in the past few (...)

US President Joe Biden: ‘This is about life and death. I know people talk about freedom... but with freedom comes responsibility.’ Photograph:  Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Up to four million US government employees will be required to show proof of vaccination or face enhanced restrictions and testing measures, under new(...)

US president Joe Biden: “Do your part. Give it your all. Let’s celebrate a truly historic Independence Day.” Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

US president Joe Biden designated June as a “month of action” as he doubled down on efforts to increase Covid-19 vaccination rates across the United S(...)

‘Personality tests are by and large constructed to be ableist, to be racist, to be sexist and to be classist,’ says disability justice advocate Lydia XZ Brown. Photograph: YouTube

Scrolling dating apps in 2015, Tim Travers Hawkins didn’t know who his type was. He didn’t even know what a type was. Hawkins, a British film-maker&nb(...)

The companies will be ranked using a traffic light system on their approach to climate change, and these rankings will be published on LGIM’s website. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Irish companies are among the best in the world at adopting climate targets and policies but fall down when it comes to actually curbing emissions, a (...)

The need to fix the online groceries profit condundrum is critical for many of today’s supermarkets. Photograph: iStock

Jo Ronan had never done a grocery shop online before Covid-19. Now, she and her husband Mike doubt they will venture back into a supermarket until at (...)

Shoppers wearing protective masks leave a Walmart store in Lakewood, California. Photograph: Bloomberg

US retail executives are at odds over guidelines requiring customers to wear masks in stores, raising the question of whether store employees should b(...)

Amazon said on Monday it was increasing pay and planned to hire 100,000 workers in the US. Photograph: Getty

Amazon. com on Monday said it would hire 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the United States to deal with a surge in online orders, as many c(...)

Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

Equity markets slid on Tuesday, although the Iseq was flat, after Apple said it was unlikely to meet its sales guidance because of the coronavirus out(...)

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