Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. It followed a day of huge stock market falls on Monday, with US markets experiencing their biggest one-day decline since August 2011. Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The White House sought to play down the global stock market rout yesterday, insisting that the fundamentals of the US economy were strong and brushing(...)

 Traders signal offers  on Tuesday at the Cboe Global Markets exchange  in Chicago, Illinois, US. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Irish stock exchange was a sea of red by the close of trading on Tuesday, with just five Dublin-listed shares finishing the session in positive te(...)

Peter Mathews (right) with Shane Ross at a public meeting in Stepaside in January last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At the funeral on Friday morning in Donnybrook of the former Fine Gael TD Peter Mathews, his passing will be mourned by his loving family, colleagues (...)

Our daughter is missing at Electric Picnic. I’ll say that again – just in case you missed it. Our daughter . . . is missing . . . at Electric P(...)

Analysis of election spending for the last general election and subsequent byelections shows successful TDs spent an average of €18,746 campaigning. Image: Paul Scott

As our politicians gear up for the general election, many will be considering how much their campaigns will cost. Analysis of election spending(...)

AIB’s Bankcentre: its truer share price is closer to one or two cent. Photograph: David Sleator

Ireland’s banks are finally back in profit. Bank of Ireland (BoI) reported gains of some €399 million for the first half of the year, while AIB made s(...)

Property: its gains must be seen in the context of its recent fails

Who has the fairest fund of them all? If you’re looking for an investment with an element of risk, a fund is always an option for diversifying (...)

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly: he has suggested a five-person committee, with each of the main parties represented along with the technical group of Independents

On Wednesday, Taoiseach Enda Kenny put the wheels in motion for an Oireachtas inquiry into the collapse of our banking sector.Much remains to be decid(...)