Total sales fell by nearly 8,000 vehicles to 23,882 units in November, while sales for the year-to-date were down 4%

    VW sales in US fall by 25% during November

    16.40 Volkswagen's US sales plunged 25% in November after it suspended sales of diesel vehicles in the wake of an emissions cheating scandal, the embattled German car manufacturer has said.

    Justice Minister brought the bankruptcy bill to Cabinet today

    Bankruptcy bill agreed by Cabinet

    16.21 The Government has agreed on new bankruptcy legislation, according to Joan Burton and she is confident it will be enacted by Christmas.

    Manufacturing, which accounts for 12% of the economy, has been hammered by dollar strength and the spending cuts by energy firms

    US manufacturing contracts in November

    16.27 US manufacturing contracted in November for the first time in 36 months as the sector buckled under the weight of a strong dollar and deep spending cuts in the energy sector.

    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary said Paris attacks have had no "material" impact on the airline's business

    Ryanair to sue Google and eDreams

    16.58 Ryanair has initiated legal proceedings in the High Court against Google and the website eDreams over what the airline says is misleading advertising of flights.

    Markit's German purchasing managers' index for manufacturing rose to 52.9 in November

    German industry shrugs off emerging markets woes

    11.57 German factory activity rose in November to its highest level in three months, suggesting Europe's largest economy is shaking off a slowdown in emerging markets and the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

    Surface Pro 4 is the lightest and thinnest yet

    Review: Surface Pro 4

    15.03 Little by little, Microsoft has in recent years been breaking into the tablet/laptop hybrid market with its Surface products.