Nicholas Moore, chief executive officer and managing director of Macquarie. Macquarie is planning a rights issue to raise $500 million to help pay for the deal, which will rank the business close to the globe’s top 10 aircraft lessors.

Transaction to go through in 12 months

Ryanair wants to grow its share of the central European country’s market to between 15 per cent and 20 per cent from its current 4 per cent by 2019. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Airline makes play for larger slice of German market in time for winter schedule

Aer Lingus planes at Dublin Airport. Sources say IAG could make further concession on Aer Lingus’s Heathrow slots in order to break the deadlock over its proposed bid for the State’s stake in the airline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Airline company met with Government representatives to break deadlock over bid

A pedestrian walks past the Aer Lingus ticket and customer services desk in the departure hall at Dublin Airport. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Coalition statement seeking further guarantees on Heathrow services discussed

Holfeld Plastics’ Arklow plant, which produces plastic packaging for food processors in Ireland and Europe

Company seeks to hire seven staff to cope with increased demand

 Andy McCue,  chief executive, and Cormac McCarthy, chief financial officer, at the Paddy Power results  briefing  yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Andy McCue favours focus on ‘organic growth’ rather than acquisition

Dómhnal Slattery, CEO, Avolon, said the company delivered a strong performance against key financial and operating metrics in 2014. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

Chief executive Dómhnall Slattery says it has customers committed to leasing 31 aircraft worth $1.6bn

Bookmaker makes €167m profit before tax

Brian O Donnell (right) pictured arriving at the Four Courts with his son, Blake  for a Supreme Court judgement last month. Photograph:  Collins

Solicitor owned office blocks in Dublin, Washington and London

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