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 US stocks turned lower on Thursday as the first contraction in the manufacturing sector in nearly a decade and uncertainty about future interest rate cuts overshadowed an initial boost from upbeat retail earnings. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

European shares fell on Thursday as mixed readings of business growth across major economies and uncertainty over the US interest rate outlook made in(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: ready to ditch a balanced budget? Photograph: EPA

News that the German government could ditch its balanced-budget rule and take on debt to stave off recession boosted European markets on Friday. DUBL(...)

Norwegian Air said on Tuesday that it was ceasing its transatlantic services from Ireland. Photograph: iStock

With the announcement on Tuesday that Norwegian Air was ending its transatlantic routes from Ireland in September, the era of budget airlines flying t(...)

Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo performs on stage in Marbella on July 25th, 2015. Photograph:  Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

World-renowned opera star Plácido Domingo has denied accusations that he tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by offering them jobs and s(...)

‘Free money – it’s sort of an insane concept.’ Above, Alice in Wonderland

Making an investment that is guaranteed to lose money sounds like something that would cost you your job. But in bond markets, it has become a fact of(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle described the airline’s performance as “solid in a challenging market”.

Dublin Airport should get “different people to run the business” if it cannot fund its expansion from reduced passenger charges, according to Willie W(...)

Keith Byrne with his wife Keren. The Cork man remains optimistic that his status in the US could be normalised.

An Irish man who was imprisoned as part of Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration says he is optimistic about winning the right to stay in th(...)

Keith and Keran byrne

Keith Byrne’s father Jim told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that his son was still in shock over his release from detention in the US when he spoke to h(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks during a rates decision news conference in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday. Photograph: Bloomberg

Markets fell as the European Central Bank disappointed those hoping for firm news of an interest rate cut on Thursday, although the bank did signal th(...)

Keith Byrne pictured with his wife Keren.

The family of Irishman, Keith Byrne has expressed their relief and delight that he has been freed from custody in the US and allowed return home to hi(...)

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