British army soldier standing in front of republican mural depicting Margaret Thatcher’s stand against the hunger strikers in the Maze Prison in 1981. File photograph: Alain Le Garsmeur/Getty Images

A bundle of certificates signed off by the Taoiseach’s office and, in some cases, by Garda special branch, offers a tantalising glimpse of the kind of(...)

Plane spotting folk out watching planes land at Dublin Airport.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Before dawn breaks on a clear Tuesday morning in Dublin, a handful of cars are parked at a lay-by on the old airport road, facing the runway. Engin(...)

Ryanair is joining force with IAG, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and EasyJet to establish the new body

Ryanair and Europe’s four other biggest carriers are are looking for a candidate to run the new aviation group they have formed to lobby the EU on the(...)

Ryanair said passenger numbers hit 10 million in July. Photograph: Paul O’Driscoll/Bloomberg News

Ryanair hit a new milestone in July, carrying more than 10 million passengers in a month for the first time. The airline said it increased traf(...)

Aer Lingus: regular business travellers to London, Paris and Amsterdam will benefit from additional services with the airline from Q4. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

$4bn overhaul on the way for New York’s LaGuardia New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week the redesign and development of LaGuardia Airport(...)

Ryanair said it didn’t expect to receive deal proceeds until September, hence the timing for its  acceptance Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ryanair does not intend to formally accept a bid for its 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus until mid-August, weeks after an offer by British Airways own(...)

A test case is to go ahead this year. The challenge arises from the restructuring of the defined benefit Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme (IAS). Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

More than 600 Aer Lingus and Dublin Airport Authority pensioners have sued the State alleging new laws have led to their pension entitlements being cu(...)

‘I don’t think I have ever been on the receiving end of such bad customer care’

In June a reader called Tina flew Aer Lingus to Dulles airport in Washington DC, but her bag never arrived. “I was in five places on the east c(...)

Aer Lingus: shares in the national airline closed up 2 per cent to €2.47 while Ryanair also ended the week up 2 per cent to €12.44

Global markets signalled growing faith in Greece’s ability to clinch a bailout as US and European stocks climbed and the euro jumped the most against(...)

An aircraft takes off from Heathrow airport in London. The Airports Commission has said that Heathrow should get a third runway. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Heathrow should get a third multi-billion pound runway by 2030 to cope with increasing demands for flights to Asia and freight, a major report has urg(...)