Ryanair underperformed rivals but still closed up  1.62%  on its Dublin listing at €12.84. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A strong rally this week in European stocks stalled on Thursday as investors locked in profits, although euro zone banks surged after the European Cen(...)

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The stock rally that’s been fed by bets on a speedy economic recovery from the pandemic paused for breath on Thursday as US futures struggled alongsid(...)

Waterford Distillery founder Mark Reynier: “Almost all Irish whiskey comes from three distilleries, so while there may be over 100 labels on display at Dublin airport, most of it comes from the same few sources.”

The Irish whiskey sector generally likes to portray itself as one big happy family. There may be intense competition between the various players, but(...)

Airbus shares rebounded on Thursday. Photograph: Getty

European shares made small gains on Thursday after their worst sell-off in two months a day earlier, as a rebound in Airbus and spirits makers outweig(...)

Diageo, the world’s largest spirit maker, owns brand’s including Johnnie Walker. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Guinness maker Diageo beat half-year earnings and sales forecasts on stronger demand from China and India and said it would buy back £660 million (€75(...)

Ryanair: the airline fell 2.6 per cent to €16.13 following downgrades by Deutsche Bank and Exane BNP. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

European shares dipped on Thursday at the end of a choppy session. In the US, a rally in technology stocks came to a halt , setting up the Nasdaq for (...)

Brokers on the dealing floor at ICAP in London: a rise in oil majors helped pushed the UK’s top share index to an all-time high on Thursday. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Reuters

Irish shares rose to an eight-month high on Thursday, driven by CRH, Kingspan and Bank of Ireland, as equity markets globally surged on the back of st(...)

Aryzta has appointed Frederic Pflanz as the company’s new chief financial officer.

Aryzta, the Swiss-Irish baked goods maker, has appointed Frederic Pflanz as the company’s new chief financial officer. Mr Pflanz (49) joins the compa(...)

Wall Street shares were flat as James Comey’s testimony began, then rose modestly as investors digested his performance. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

It was dubbed “Super Thursday” by market-watchers, as the UK general election, a key Senate hearing in Washington and a meeting of the European Centra(...)

Irish Distillers said value growth for Jameson whiskey product rose 20 per cent for the six months ending December 31st.

Jameson, the world’s best-selling Irish whiskey, continued to record impressive sales in the latter part of 2016, with volume growth up 16 per cent. (...)

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