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Patrick O’Donnell was executed in London on December 17th, 1885, for the murder of James Carey.

A man hanged for the killing of the one of the most notorious informers in 19th century Ireland was a victim of a miscarriage of justice, a new book c(...)

Major US stock indexes fell from record levels on Monday. Photograph: Courtney Crow/New York Stock Exchange via AP

European stocks retreated slightly from record highs on Monday, as a weaker open on Wall Street and rallying currencies offset optimism about a solid (...)

Photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit record highs on Wednesday after US president Donald Trump said there were no American casualties in the Iranian mis(...)

A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the closing bell in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares rose for a second straight day on Thursday, after China said it would hold trade talks with the United States, raising hopes that the (...)

John Cotter and son

I may be somewhat unusual in that I was 42 years old in 1994 when I emigrated to America. Despite my age, I had every confidence that life would work (...)

GKN’s headquarters in Redditch, England: GKN’s   campaign to fend off bid, currently worth about £7.8bn (€8.8bn), was boosted on Thursday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

A top 30 shareholder in British engineering company GKN plans to reject a hostile takeover bid from industrial turnaround specialist Melrose, the late(...)

European shares inched lower on Wednesday as declines in luxury fashion brand Burberry and educational publishing company Pearson weighed on the pan-E(...)

Carillion shares were suspended from trading on Monday.  Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

On the first day of a new trading week US markets were closed on account of Martin Luther King day. Meanwhile, Ireland’s benchmark Iseq overall index (...)

Shares in GKN have rocketed after the engineering firm revealed that it has rejected a £7 billion takeover bid. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Engineering group GKN, a key supplier to Airbus, rejected as “entirely opportunistic” a £7 billion (€7.8 billion) takeover offer from turnaround speci(...)