Bank of Ireland, currently the subject of an enforcement investigation by the Central Bank alongside KBC, dropped by 1.93 per cent to €6.649 on Thursday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The ongoing tracker mortgage controversy appeared to spook Irish investors on Thursday as the Iseq ended in negative territory. Its European peers, (...)

South African president Jacob Zuma: ANC is due to vote on his successor. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo/Reuters

The FBI has opened an investigation into US links to South Africa’s Gupta family, escalating a political scandal over the three brothers’ alleged use (...)

A national campaign is running in the US this week, urging eligible Irish immigrants to apply for citizenship. Photograph: Getty Images

If you have already become an American citizen, we want to read your story. Send us an email (max 400 words) with a photograph to abroad@irishtimes.co(...)

 Afghan army soldiers search vehicles at a checkpoint on a highway leading to the Maiwand district of  Kandahar province. Photograph: Muhammad Sadiq/EPA

The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country on Thursday, killing at least 43 troops, the Afghan defence ministry has said, (...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping shakes hands with former president Jiang Zemin at the opening session of the Chinese Communist Party’s congress on Wednesday.  Photograph:  Lintao Zhang/Getty Images

Top Chinese communists hailed “Xi Jinping Thought” at a party congress, a sign the leader’s political theory will be incorporated into the constituti(...)

Men suspected of being Islamic State fighters are searched at a security screening centre near Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 1st. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Its de facto capital is falling. Its territory has shrivelled from the size of Portugal to a handful of outposts. Its surviving leaders are on the run(...)

President Higgins is on a State visit to Australia. File photograph: The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has criticised “the politics of fear” behind the anti-immigrant policies that led to Brexit and the election of US preside(...)

The single currency rose 0.3 per cent in early trades to $1.1822 to its highest level in three sessions

The euro climbed to a three-day high on Thursday on hedging-related demand from bond investors before a European Central Bank policy meeting next week(...)

Dr Gill Pratt: “If you take the driving manual and you follow those rules precisely, you’ll often get into situations where your car will get stuck and not make any progress at all. So how do you figure that out?”

Dr Gill Pratt is Toyota’s billion dollar man. The quietly spoken, unassuming academic is tasked with mapping out a future for the Japanese car giant i(...)

Dermot McCarthy, Teagasc, presenting the award for Agrifood to Jack O’Connor and Declan O’Connor from BHSL. Photograoh: Conor McCabe Photography

A pioneering antimicrobial coating that kills 99.99 per cent of harmful bugs such as MRSA, has earned young Dublin company Kastus the overall Innovati(...)