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(...)

The remains of the students who died in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California leave Dublin Airport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The funerals of four of the students who died in Berkeley, California are to begin in Dublin on Tuesday. The remains of Eoghan Culligan, Lorcán(...)

Claire Raftery, a former Dubliner now living in San Francisco, stands during a special Mass for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Oakland, California. Photograph: Reuters

Family members of five of the six Irish students who died in the balcony collapse accident in Berkeley, California, want to bring their bodies back to(...)

Bergamo is an interesting town with medieval walls, Roman ruins and busy piazzas, ancient alleys and buildings

We are planning to spend two weeks in Bergamo, northern Italy this summer. Could you recommend any day trips we could do from there into the surrou(...)

Etihad Airways has agreed to sell its stake in Aer Lingus Group, Etihad’s chief executive officer James Hogan has said. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Etihad Airways has reached a deal to deepen its relationship with Air France-KLM and separately has agreed to sell its stake in Aer Lingus Group, Etih(...)

Defect in The Companies Act, 2014,   relating to the rights of dissenting shareholders in a takeover when an offer is made to acquire the shares in a company  could be important in the pending takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph:  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

The Companies Act, 2014, which comes into force today (Monday, June 1st), has been widely welcomed, and seems overall to be a fine piece of work. But(...)

 Etihad Airways made a net profit of $73 million in 2014, up from $48 million a year earlier. Photograph Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Etihad Airways reported a 52 per cent rise in annual profit on higher passenger numbers and increased revenue from cargo and partner airlines. The ai(...)

Extra winter seats at Aer Lingus The winter timetable from Aer Lingus will have an extra 275,000 seats on sale, including 75,000 extra seats on Transa(...)

Aer Lingus: the airline  cut the number of seats available on all its services by 6.6 per cent in April, which a spokesman said was one of the traditionally slower months for travel and was designed to preserve profitability. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Aer Lingus will boost capacity on its services from this month after suffering a 41,000 fall in passenger numbers in April. The airline has released (...)

Belfast International Airport  is suing Aer Lingus for £20 million in damages over the airline’s switch to George Best Belfast City Airport in 2012  Photograph: Bloomberg

Aer Lingus lost up to €44 million from having a base at Belfast International Airport, its boss told the Belfast High Court on Thursday.BIA (Aldergrov(...)