Providence Resources was the biggest loser on the Iseq on Friday, closing down  5.56%. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

World stocks climbed toward their best week in six on Friday as a near three-year high in emerging market shares and a roaring rally in metals bolster(...)

Earlier this month Paddy Power Betfair revealed merger costs left it with a £5.7 million loss last year

Paddy Power Betfair chief executive Breon Corcoran received a £798,000 (€926,143) bonus last year, the group’s annual report shows. Overall, Mr Corco(...)

Cheltenham Festival: Best dressed lady winner Ina O’Farrell with model Ros Purcell. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/©INPHO

There is no real need for David Power to be spending four days on his feet in the wild jungle of the betting ring at the Cheltenham Festival. After (...)

One of the main drags on the Iseq index was a 5.8 per cent fall in bookmaking giant Paddy Power BetfairPhotograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA

Declines in healthcare shares sent European bourses lower for a fourth day after US president Donald Trump vowed to lower the cost of medicines. In (...)

Mark Collins, partner and head of transaction services at KPMG: “The consensus in the M&A community here is that 2017 is set to be another stellar year.”

The latest research from KPMG indicates that 2017 is likely to be even better than 2016 when it comes to merger and acquisition (M&A) activity de(...)

US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen: Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB both performed well on news that she intended to stick with her plan to increase interest rates. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

Good earnings reports and the prospect of a US interest rate rise boosted bank shares in Europe and aided markets generally. DUBLIN Bank of Ireland (...)

Willie Mullins has won the Irish Champion Hurdle for the last six years with Faugheen. Photograph: Inpho

Willie Mullins has issued an upbeat bulletin on Faugheen and is hopeful the horse can return to action in time to defend his BHP Irish Champion Hurdl(...)

Ryanair climbed 1.62% to close at €11.32 on Tuesday.

European stocks fell yesterday but the London market performed well as investors seeking to counter sterling’s collapse bought into companies who do (...)

Ladbrokes agreed the terms of a £2.3 billion all-share merger with Coral in July last year, and shareholders backed the deal in November.

Irish bookmaker Boylesports signalled that it could bid for British betting shops that Ladbrokes and Gala Coral must sell so their proposed £2.3 billi(...)

Ryanair:  among a number of airlines that experienced declines on Friday as a result of the attack in Nice, France. Photograph:  Eric Luke

European stocks stabilised late on Friday after a further bout of volatility sparked by the attack in Nice in the south of France. Travel and leisure (...)