Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Willie Walsh and Aer Lingus chief executive designate Stephen Kavanagh met outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg, Jack O’Connor of Siptu and Shay Cody of Impact to discuss IAG’s bid. Photograph: Alan Betson

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh met union leaders yesterday as his campaign to win support for his compa(...)

 Kingspan chief executive Gene Murtagh: “I would say that we are done with large-scale acquisitions for the time being. There is a lot of integration involved in those two transactions, that will be our priority.”     Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Insulation manufacturer Kingspan will pull back from the acquisitions trail this year while it focuses on completing two recent deals worth more than(...)

Checking in a for an Aer Lingus flight. The airline’s unions have said that their position is unchanged on IAG’s bid.

Unions at Aer Lingus say that their position on the €1.36 billion bid for the airline has not changed since they outlined their fears about the impact(...)

Altobridge shareholders believed that its key asset – the intellectual property linked to the technology it was developing – remained valuable despite decision to place it in receivership. Illustration: Thinkstock

Shareholders in technology developer Altobridge say that questions remain to be answered over the decision to place it in receivership last year.Inte(...)

“Adidas, Boss, Gap, we have seen those names looking to open up stores here”

Property fund IPUT is seeking to raise up to €500 million from institutional backers to invest in retail and logistics over the next 12 months, acco(...)

TDs in constituencies where many Aer Lingus workers live fear losing votes if there is negative fallout from an IAG takeover. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Labour TDs are to seek a debate on IAG’s €1.36 billion bid for Aer Lingus during its conference next weekend.The party’s Ministers and Dáil deputies (...)

As well as its outlets in Cork and Dublin airports, ARI runs duty free stores in Bahrain, Barbados, Canada, Cyprus, Lebanon, Oman, and India. The business has a turnover of close to €880 million a-year.

State company Aer Rianta International (ARI) has won a contract to operate a new duty free concession at New Zealand’s largest airport from next July.(...)

Fly Leasing has not supplied any planes to Aer Lingus and Colm Barrington stressed that he would excuse himself from any discussions dealing with such a transaction. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The aviation leasing company led by Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington has supplied a number of aircraft to the group that is bidding to buy the par(...)

Siac’s problems with roadbuilding contracts in Poland forced it to seek High Court protection from its creditors and the appointment of an examiner. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Building group Siac will confirm it made a €1.1 million profit from the sale of its share in a high-profile toll road to a Dutch investment fund for (...)