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A snowy Wall Street on Thursday.  Photograph: Bloomberg

European shares held near 10-month highs on Thursday, as hopes of more stimulus in the US and potential Covid-19 vaccine rollouts in Europe strengthen(...)

Ireland’s official Covid tracker app. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The practice of contact tracing was pioneered by Asian countries before being adopted in Europe. It has been particularly effective in Japan and South(...)

British health secretary Matt Hancock: Covid-19 testing programme is to expand as  the death toll reached 34,796, up 160 since Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Parsons

Downing Street has confirmed that travellers from within the Common Travel Area with Ireland would be exempt from a 14-day quarantine despite fears th(...)

Pressure on British prime minister Theresa May to quit added to Brexit concerns on the markets.

European shares sank on Thursday as the latest round of US-China trade friction and a soft set of business surveys sapped investors’ risk appetite. Pr(...)

The logo of British mobile phone giant Vodafone outside one of its shops in central London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

European shares fell again, compounding a difficult week that saw a widespread equity sell-off. The Iseq in Dublin limited the drop to 0.2 per cent. (...)

Bernard Lee pictured with his girlfriend Amal Michelle.

An Irish man who had been detained by immigration services in Western Australia has been released and is expected to arrive in Dublin on Saturday eve(...)

Equities began to recover on reports that Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras had signalled he would accept creditors’ bailout offer if some changes were made to the attached conditions. Photograph: Andrea Bonetti/EPA

Stocks rebounded across Europe on Wednesday as investors watched Greece for signs of compromise. Equities began to recover on reports that Greek prime(...)

A Serco prison van: profits plunged 59 per cent in the first half of 2013. Photograph: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire.

The boss of British outsourcer Serco said he was confident the sweeping changes he was making would restore the fortunes of the firm after a disastrou(...)

Image of the week: Old Bailey arrivals We are now into the fifth month of the phone hacking trial, with this week seeing the cross-examination o(...)

Neil Woodford:  to leave Invesco next April  to start his own business after a 25-year career that has given him an almost cult following among British investors.

Neil Woodford, one of the investment industry’s most closely watched fund managers, will leave Invesco Perpetual to start his own business after a 25-(...)

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