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(...)

The crew of a Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight had to take evasive action to avoid a private jet that had entered the runway while they were taking off. Photograph: PA

The crew of a Dublin-bound Aer Lingus flight had to take evasive action to avoid a private jet that had entered the runway while they were taking off.(...)

Gulets, traditional twin-masted schooners, above, are the perfect way to explore the coast of Anatolia in  Turkey

He was called Gem and certainly lived up to his name. The chef aboard our Turkish charter, Gem (Cem in Turkish) rustled up from his small galley ki(...)

Protesters picketing the Aer Lingus EGM in Dublin yesterday over pension cuts. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The Government has formally accepted the offer by International Airlines Group (IAG) for its share in Aer Lingus IAG this morning said it had received(...)

IAG wants to use Dublin as a transatlantic hub, and has promised to grow services and jobs at the Irish airline

Aer Lingus shareholders have backed the €1.36 billion sale of the airline to British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG). An extraordinar(...)

Ryanair will look to expand its Gatwick presence by bidding for slots opened up by IAG purchase of Aer Lingus. Photorapgh: Gerry Images.

Ryanair has confirmed it will bid for Gatwick slots to be freed up as a condition of the Aer Linguse sale to the IAG group. Responding on Wednesday t(...)

Aer Lingus intends to maintain at least five Gatwick flights to Dublin and one Knock flight to London, although it is unclear if this will be a Gatwick flight. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

As a harbinger of things to come, it couldn’t have been more obvious. IAG and Aer Lingus released identical statements to the markets yesterday evenin(...)

IAG has  promised the commission it will enter into agreements with IAG’s long-haul rivals to maintain route link-ups with Aer Lingus’s network. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The proposed €1.36 billion takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, has cleared its last major obstacle after(...)

The European Commission has cleard the way for IAG to buy Aer Lingus.

The European Commission has approved the €1.4 billion takeover of Aer Lingus by the British Airways’ owner International Consolidated Airlines Group ((...)

It is likely Aer Lingus could be flying under the IAG banner by the autumn

The next milestone in any deal is on Wednesday. That is the deadline for the European Commission’s competition directorate to decide whether to give a(...)