Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe stressed that maintaining the low VAT measure for the tourism sector is conditional on the industry remaining competitive on Wednesday. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

The Republic’s tourism industry must not return to the high prices that damaged its competitiveness during the boom years, the minister responsible f(...)

Willie Walsh: faces questions by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh will attempt to convince Government officials and Oireachtas members (...)

An Airbus A320 aircraft, operated by Aer Lingus, taxis towards the runway at Gatwick airport. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British Airways parent IAG would consider improving commitments made last week to help win Government backing for its planned takeover of Aer Lingus, (...)

Analysts warned that now that the European Central Bank had decided to use its veto on Greek bonds, a solution to the country’s debt crisis had to be found quickly.

A fall in Greek shares, sparked by the European Central Bank’s decision to stop accepting the country’s bonds, held back stock markets yesterday. A(...)

Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

Aer Lingus finished down 1.9 per cent at €2.37 during a reasonably active session for the stock

Optimism among investors that the European Central Bank will begin quantitative easing later this week pushed stock prices up to a new seven-year hig(...)

Shares in  building group CRH fell 1.8% on day, as Iseq overall declined. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Laura Slattery European stocks fell for a second day at the end of a volatile week, as investors speculated that equity gains have raced (...)

After news of a possible merger of cement giants, Holcim jumped 6.9 per cent to 80.20 Swiss francs and Lafarge surged 8.1 per cent to €63.63

European stocks rose to a six-year high as Holcim and Lafarge, the world’s biggest and second-biggest cement-makers, said they(...)

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Image of the week: Caffeine breakRule number one of any conference, symposium or seminar convened to discuss the “future of” a particular sector is th(...)

US stocks and Treasuries rose, and the dollar fell, after Larry Summers withdrew his bid to be the next Federal Reserve chairman and America and Russia agreed on a plan to remove Syria’s chemical weapons. Photograph: David Karp

Stocks and bonds on major markets rallied yesterday after former US treasury secretary Larry Summers withdrew from consideration to be the next chairm(...)