The State is now able to borrow money at record low interest rates.

The State has repaid more than €18 billion of the original €22.5 billion debt due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout loan.The National T(...)

IAG has been circling Aer Lingus for more than three months and in January said that it is willing to pay €2.55 a-share for the Irish airline, once both the State and Ryanair agree to sell their holdings in the company.

Government officials met with International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) representatives on Friday to discuss the company’s €1.36 billion bid fo(...)

Castlebar, Co Mayo. At a US function this week Opensparkz announced it planned to create up to 250 jobs in the town over three years

Investors seeking the return of up to €1.9 million are threatening to wind up two companies run by the businessman behind a high-profile 250 jobs pla(...)

Earlier this week the airline said that it had spoken to manufacturers about buying long-haul craft and was looking at the possibility of flying between 12 to 14 European and US cities Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ryanair’s board has said that it has not considered or approved any transatlantic project and does not intend to do so. The announcement follow(...)

Etihad flightattendants in training. The airline is willing to sell its Aer Lingus stake.

Etihad Airways is willing to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to long-time suitor, International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG), according to the gulf(...)

The union meeting followed talks this week between IAG and a Government body set up to review its proposed €2.55-a-share offer for Aer Lingus. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

Trade unions could lift their opposition to a takeover of Aer Lingus by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) if some concerns were address(...)

The union meeting followed talks this week between IAG and a Government body set up to review its proposed €2.55-a-share offer for Aer Lingus. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

Trade unions could lift their opposition to a takeover of Aer Lingus by International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) if some concerns were address(...)

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.

Irish aviation financier, Awas, is set to sell 90 aircraft to Australian bank, Macquarie, for $4 billion (€3.6 billion).Awas and Macquarie have been i(...)

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

Ryanair is stepping up its efforts to lure more German fliers by establishing a new base in Berlin.The Irish airline wants to grow its share of the ce(...)

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

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) could make further concessions to the Government on Aer Lingus’s Heathrow access to break the deadlock(...)