IAG has been circling Aer Lingus for more than three months and in January said that it is willing to pay €2.55 a-share for the Irish airline, once both the State and Ryanair agree to sell their holdings in the company.

Government officials met with International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) representatives on Friday to discuss the company’s €1.36 billion bid fo(...)

Etihad flightattendants in training. The airline is willing to sell its Aer Lingus stake.

Etihad Airways is willing to sell its stake in Aer Lingus to long-time suitor, International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG), according to the gulf(...)

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said on Wednesday that the airline  would like to increase its stake in IAGat a later date. (Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters)

Qatar Airways would like to raise its stake in the owner of British Airways and Iberia at some point and may invest in other well-run airlines, its ch(...)

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

FIONA REDDAN Aer Lingus union leaders are sceptical about assurances that existing agreements with the company will be honoured if International Cons(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive  of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA: has not given up on his group’s proposed €2.55-a-share offer for  Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group chief executive Willie Walsh will next week respond to Government and workers’ demands that the group bols(...)

A passenger aircraft, operated by British Airways, a unit of IAG  , passes above an Airbus A320 passenger aircraft, operated by Aer Lingus Group  , as it prepares to land at Dublin Airport. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

British Airways-owner International Airlines Group upgraded its 2015 profit forecast by more than 20 per cent, after reporting a slightly better than (...)

The union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back the bid. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Britain’s competition regulator could end up playing a key role in International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) €1.36 billion bid to take over Ae(...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh has already conceded that some jobs could be lost in the Aer Lingus head office and in areas such as IT. Photograph: The Irish Times

Trade union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back a €1.36 billion bid for the carri(...)

Incoming Aer Lingus chief executive Liam Kavanagh has said  the IAG deal would boost passenger numbers on the airline’s Heathrow routes. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) will boost passenger numbers on the routes between Ireland and Heathrow that are at the centre of the(...)

Willie Walsh and Aer Lingus chief executive designate Stephen Kavanagh met outgoing Irish Congress of Trade Unions general secretary David Begg, Jack O’Connor of Siptu and Shay Cody of Impact to discuss IAG’s bid. Photograph: Alan Betson

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh met union leaders yesterday as his campaign to win support for his compa(...)