Bookmaker plans €8 a share payment to shareholders on top of full-year 152 cent dividend

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

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Chief executive Stephen Kavanagh moves to dispel concerns over terms

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital: the company is one of the top five in the global aircraft finance sector. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish-based leasing giant last year announced deals to buy 195 aircraft

Shelbourne Hotel general manager  Stephen Hanley addresses a staff training workshop. The Irish Hotels Federation is urging the Government to maintain the special 9 per cent tourist industry VAT rate introduced in 2011 to aid recovery in the sector by allowing it to cut costs and compete with the rest of Europe.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Average price expected to reach €109 amid growing demand

North Kildare Chamber of Commerce, which represents local and multinational companies with a combined workforce of 9,300 people and includes food group Kerry, has found 86 per cent of its members have confidence in the Irish economy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chamber of Commerce finds 42 per cent of its members not sure of Government

Fexco site at Killorglin, Co Kerry: expansion in Britain is being driven by the economy recovering and the pound continuing to strengthen. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

Expansion is Fexco’s second in Britain in the last 12 months

Willie Walsh, chief executive  of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA: has not given up on his group’s proposed €2.55-a-share offer for  Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

IAG chief executive says he would be ‘crazy’ to stretch five-year pledge on Heathrow slots

SAS has sold further rights at Heathrow Airport in a deal that will net it $22 million and which follows an earlier sale for $60 million

Deal underscores value of Aer Lingus rights at the airport

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