“The consolidation of airlines is probably the strongest argument for the sell-off of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus. Yet airline mergers have yet to prove a financial success. Iberia and the largest airline group in Europe, Lufthansa, are struggling.” Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Aer Lingus is back in the spotlight since the British Airways parent IAG formally announced the terms of its offer for the airline last week, valuing (...)

Passengers look at a flight information board which indicates delayed and cancelled flights at Nice International airport during a strike by French air traffic controllers. Photograph: Reuters

Intending air passengers are being advised to check their airline’s web site before travelling to the airport today because of potential disruption to(...)

The woman behind the counter in Walgreens drug store on Michigan Avenue remarks on my accent and tells me she has been to Ireland twice, both t(...)