A bid from the Willie Walsh led International Airlines Group for Aer Lingus is not off the table, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said Wednesday morning (Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg)

A bid from the Willie Walsh led International Airlines Group for Aer Lingus is not off the table, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said Wednesday m(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. A Government demand that IAG guarantee the Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow Airport for a decade is emerging as the main barrier to any deal on the issue.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government demand that International Airlines Group (IAG) guarantee the Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow Airport for a decade is emerging as the main ba(...)

A significant number of ministers have contacted by The Irish Times said selling to Willie Walsh led IAG would make commercial sense. File Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

There has been a shift in attitudes among some in the Labour Party over the past week and half towards selling the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus,(...)

Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Tanaiste Joan Burton said difficulties were caused when Heathrow’s Shannon slots were transferred to Belfast.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said “the clock hasn’t started ticking yet” on International Airlines Group’s bid for Aer Lingus. Fine Gael and Labour(...)

Flying high: Aer Lingus finished up 3.14 per cent at €1.48, while Ryanair surged 7.66 per cent to €8.18. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

US stocks fluctuated, after a monthly advance pushed benchmark indexes to records, as growth in manufacturing reinforced strength in the American eco(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’s parent, said in Dublin that demand for flights from both business and leisure travellers to London City was growing. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’s parent, has said the airline is not phased by the promise of intense competition on its latest rout(...)

Travel stocks fall on fears over spread of the Ebola virus. Photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

European stocks sank in huge trading volumes, extending their week-long selloff as concerns about global economic growth spooked investors. In the la(...)

Ryanair closed 1.57 per cent up at €7.394, after breaking the €7.40 mark earlier in the day. The airline released figures showing August passenger numbers were up 4 per cent at 9.4 million. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks rose as Russia and Ukraine agreed on the steps needed for a truce, while a poor euro zone purchasing managers’ index stoked specula(...)

British Airways owner International Airlines Group reported a 55 per cent rise in second-quarter operating profit today, mainly due to a recovery at Spanish airline Iberia. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

British Airways owner International Airlines Group reported a 55 per cent rise in second-quarter operating profit today, mainly due to a recovery at S(...)