Survey shows 'concerning' level of teen alcohol consumption

A worryingly high level of alcohol consumption among Irish teenagers is highlighted in an extensive lifestyle survey.


Three Tyrone teens laid to rest: 'One phone call changed lives in an instant'

Fond tributes have been paid to the victims of a St Patrick's Day party crush as their school friends gathered for a day of funerals.


Teenagers who died at Tyrone disco to be buried today

Three teenagers lost their lives as a result of the incident outside the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown on Sunday.


Teens fail to hit minimum levels of fitness, raising long-term health concerns

Teenagers are failing to reach the minimum fitness levels required for good heart health, exposing themselves to developing chronic disease.


Alcohol use, unhealthy eating signal youths’ sexual activity: study

Alcohol use, overall risky behaviour, and even unhealthy eating can be predictors of early adolescent sex, according to a new report.


Report reveals how Irish teenagers feel and perform as compared to peers across the world

Irish teenagers are on average as happy with their lives as their counterparts in 72 OECD countries but schoolwork anxiety and bullying continue to arise as issues, according to a new report.


HBOS considers Abbey National bid

Abbey National shares made further gains today after it emerged that Halifax and Bank of Scotland group HBOS was thinking over a rival bid for the UK bank.


HBOS 'considering £9bn bid for Abbey National'

Banking group HBOS is mulling a possible £9bn (€13.6bn) counter-bid for takeover target Abbey National, it was reported today.


Abbey agrees takeover with Spanish bank

The board of Abbey National Bank said today it had reached agreement on a takeover offer from Santander Central Hispano, Spain's largest bank.


Abbey 'to back £8bn bid from Spanish bank'

The board of Abbey National was today expected to back an £8bn (€12bn)-plus takeover bid for the group from a Spanish bank.