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(...)

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(...)