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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 (...)

Dublin Airport has again taken first prize, the second time in three years, in the World Routes Awards  . Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Irish airports take off Irish airports must be the envy of the world’s airports with their winning streak at the prestigious aviation event, the Worl(...)

SoftBank: agreed to buy ARM Holdings, causing European shares to surge. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

News of a bid for British chipmaker ARM helped lift European shares as the deal had a knock-on effect on tech stocks across the continent. The move h(...)

In London, the FTSE 100 index of blue-chip stocks rose above last Thursday’s close, erasing the 8.7 per cent slump suffered in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

European shares rose for the second consecutive day after a two-day sell off that erased some $3 trillion (€2.7 trillion) from the value of global eq(...)

EasyJet gained almost 4 per cent. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Markets rebounded yesterday after two weeks of losses, aided by gains in both Germany and Greece. However, weaker than expected Chinese data hit min(...)

Elizabeth Aston  Senior adviser industry affairs, Amadeus IT Group Elizabeth Aston, neé Rogers, began her career in Irish tourism and with f(...)

Teachers at Newpark Comprehensive, Blackrock, Co Dublin, picket outside the school over planned junior cycle reforms last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was supposed to herald a new dawn in Irish education, training young people to think creatively and critically. Now, with one teacher union refusi(...)

End of year Junior Cert examinations will be shortened and there will be more emphasis on classroom assessment

When asked about his legacy as minister for education shortly before he was reshuffled, Ruairí Quinn said of his junior cycle reforms: “I would hope t(...)

Under junior cycle reforms students who score who score between 20 and 40 per cent will secure a “partially achieved” grading. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Students who sit the new junior cycle programme from next year will be able to pass their final written exams by scoring as little as 20 per cent. Th(...)

Armed police on horseback patrol Marhaba beach in June where 38 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia. File photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The far-reaching tentacles of the Islamic State terror machine are impossible to miss when browsing the travel advice section of the Department of For(...)

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