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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(...)

CCTV image shows the gunman identified as Patrick Crusius, 21 years old, as he enters the Cielo Vista Walmart store in El Paso. Photograph: Courtesy of KTSM 9/KTSM 9 news Channel/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has ordered flags to be lowered to half-mast on all federal buildings, after a man shot 20 people and wounded more than two (...)

Dr Gabriel Scally:  said he only learned of CPL’s outsourcing of Irish smears in recent weeks and that he will compile a supplementary report for Minister for Health Simon Harris once he has investigated this further. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A significant part of the examination of Irish CervicalCheck smear tests by a US company were carried out at a lab where staff were mainly involved in(...)

Traders working on floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

European shares dipped on Thursday although sectors such as banking and mining provided investors with some respite. DUBLIN Airline Ryanair fell 1.1(...)

Saoirse Ronan chatting to Mary J Blige on the red carpet at the IFP Gotham Awards in November, while Greta Gerwig is interviewed. Ronan won an award for her role  in Lady Bird, which Gerwig directed.  Ronan has also been nominated for a Golden Globe award. Photograph: Rebecca Smeyne/The New York Times

Saoirse Ronan continues a seemingly inevitable run to a third Oscar nod with a nomination for best actress (comedy or musical) at the upcoming Golden (...)

A decision by the competition watchdog to take no action against major breweries over tap contracts in pubs and clubs has been criticised by the craft brewing industry.

A decision by the competition watchdog to take no action against major breweries over tap contracts in pubs and clubs has been criticised by the craft(...)

Wall Street:  US stocks were lower in early afternoon trading on weak jobs data from the private sector struck investors’ fears about rising tension in the Korean peninsula

European shares fell on Thursday to their lowest in 11 weeks after minutes from the ECB’S latest meeting showed the central bank had left the door ope(...)

The Flint Hills Gun Works of Manhattan, Kansas, whose weapons and munitions Michael Ryan attempted to export illegally to Cork and Mallow.

Gardaí have welcomed the jailing of a gun dealer in America after he was convicted of gunrunning to several countries, including Ireland. The convic(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Clonskeagh mosque in south Dublin described the President’s actions since assuming office as being ‘not only anti-Muslim but anti-everything. He is very much pro-confrontation at all levels.’ Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A spokesman for Ireland’s largest mosque in Dublin has described as “really shocking” that US President Donald Trump should place a 90-day block on en(...)

Nate Diaz applies a choke hold to win by submission against Conor McGregor in March 2016. Photograph: Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The tragic death of Joao Carvalho on Monday has reignited debate over whether professional mixed martial arts fights should be banned. However, legal(...)