New Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh, who will assume the role on March 1st. (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

Aer Lingus, which is currently the subject of a takeover bid by IAG, on Monday announced the appointment of Stephen Kavanagh as its new chief execu(...)

A ceasefire is due to start tonight in estern Ukraine. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters
What chance peace in Ukraine?
  • Europe
  • February 14, 2015, 01:00

A ceasefire is due to start tonight in eastern Ukraine, as agreed by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France during 17-hour talks that e(...)

Conspiracy theories: the West says the killers were Russian-backed separatists while Moscow claims the missile was fired by Ukrainian air force. Photograph: Koen Van Weel/EPA

Who knew what and when? The answers to those questions have turned many a chain of what seemed at first to be chaotic events into that worst nightmare(...)

The fuselage of a TransAsia Airways passenger plane being lifted out of the Keelung River in Taipei, Taiwan, 4th February 2015. Photograph: EPA/Military News Agency/Handout 0:39

Rescuers used a crane to hoist a TransAsia Airways plane from a river in Taiwan’s capital as they searched for 18 people missing after a crash that ki(...)

A relative of a passenger of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 talks to journalists after the Department of Civil Aviation declared the disappearance of the flight an “accident”. Photograph: Photostr/AFP/Getty Images

Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an “accident”, its Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) said on Thursday.The B(...)

A screen grab of the ‘Lizard Squad’ twitter page which has claimed responsibility for the social media hacks.

Facebook and Instagram suffered temporary outages around the world for up to an hour on Tuesday and the company said later that an internal software n(...)

A screen grab of the official website of  Malaysia Airlines after it was hacked on  Monday by a group calling itself the ‘Official Cyber Caliphate’. The website,, currently shows a photograph of a lizard in a top hat and tuxedo, surrounded by the messages ‘404 - Plane Not Found’ and ‘Hacked by Lizard Squad Official Cyber Caliphate’. Photograph: Reuters

Malaysia Airlines officials were struggling to restore the embattled carrier’s website after it was hacked by a group proclaiming support for the Isla(...)

The Irish Times’ business affairs correspondent Mark Paul: chief executive of Viber? Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

We received a large entry for Ciarán Hancock’s Christmas Quiz, which took some time to work through. It threw up a few odd answers with a number of yo(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchang.  Photograph: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Market volatility is a little like crime – people always think it’s increasing, even when the evidence suggests otherwise.“If there was one common the(...)

The Indonesian Air Force carry a body during a search and rescue operation on Friday, where underwater devices have stepped up the search for the crashed AirAsia plane. Photograph: Adi Weda/EPA

Ships and aircraft criss-crossed the seas off Borneo on Friday hunting for the wreck of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet, but bad weather again hin(...)