Exports: on the up. Photograph: EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Irish businesses ramped up the value of goods exported to the EU by more than 40 per cent last year, with Ireland now the fastest growing economy in t(...)

Dublin Airport: busy place.  Photograph:  REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

More than 1,000 senior airline executives will be in Dublin this week to attend the 18th annual global air finance conference. Speakers at the three-(...)

Aer Lingus owner IAG has signed a flight deal with LATAM Airlines. If approved, agreement will increase flight options between Europe and Latin America.

Chile-headquartered LATAM Airlines has inked separate business agreements to deepen its ties with American Airlines and IAG’s British Airlines and Ib(...)

 US President Barack Obama  listens to a question from Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu during a live town hall event with CNN’s Anderson Cooper  on reducing gun violence in America. Photograph: EPA/AUDE GUERRUCCI / POOL

Qantas the safest airline for third year running The list of the world’s safest airlines has been released by airlineratings.com, and Australia’s Qant(...)

American Airlines flight AA787 was travelling along the west coast of Scotland when a medical emergency was declared, and the journey had to be re-routed to Dublin. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/ The Irish Times

A flight between Paris and North Carolina had to be diverted to Dublin Airport this afternoon after a passenger prematurely entered labour. American A(...)

Phoenix-based Capt Michael Johnston (57) died while piloting American Airlines flight 550, scheduled from Phoenix to Boston. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

An American Airlines jetliner with 147 passengers on board made an emergency landing in Syracuse, New York, on Monday after the pilot suffered a heart(...)

Pope Francis at the UN: he  blamed the “misuse and destruction of the environment” on “a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity” Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Pope Francis continued his groundbreaking visit to the US with further strong appeals for action, demanding peace and environmental justice before t(...)

Santa in the sun: Christmas on the beach

We are a family of seven living in Bangkok, Argentina, Edinburgh, Dublin and Washington DC. We are trying to get together for Christmas, hopefully (...)

Singapore: one of the 2016 Global Travel Price Outlook six hot spots for business. Photograph: EPA/Wallace Woon

Record quarter for top American airline carriers The four major American carriers are rubbing their hands with glee following a record -breaking secon(...)

A television screen shows Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, speaking during a Greek bailout news report as a trader monitors financial data inside the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

The Iseq in Dublin soared by about 1.7 per cent as investors celebrated the Greek bailout deal and the avoidance of the country’s exit from the euro.(...)