‘The Bang the Door Boys’, a 1944 painting by Jack B Yeats, sold to a private Irish collector for €95,000

Results from three big auctions in Dublin this week suggest the market for fine art and antiques is in robust shape. On Tuesday, Adams Blackrock in so(...)

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in 2009. File photograph: Reuters/Foto-Team-Mueller 1:07

German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from(...)

Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)

 Aer Lingus: its manual states that if one cockpit crew member needs to leave the cockpit, a cabin crew member is required to stay in the cockpit with the door closed until they return.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg 2:12

Irish airlines Aer Lingus and Ryanair require two people to be in the cockpit at all times for the last number of years, while European regulations do(...)

British low cost carrier EasyJet upgraded forecasts for its first-half period, saying it expected foreign currency tailwinds to provide a £20 million boost. Photo: Reuters

British low cost carrier EasyJet upgraded forecasts for its first-half period, saying it expected foreign currency tailwinds to provide a £20 million (...)

 Etihad Airways, holder of almost 5 per cent of Aer Lingus, will probably sell its stake if the Government backs the IAG offer. James Hogan, chief executive of the Gulf-based airline, reiterated this recently.

The Government could decide on a sale of the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus early next month, according to the flag carrier’s chief executi(...)

Bood day, bad day: Aer Lingus rose on the Iseq while CRH and Ryanair fell. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks declined on Monday after last week’s gains, but the FTSE 100 blue-chip index managed to reverse slips in early trading to set a new r(...)

The showcase race at the Easter Festival is the Boylesports Irish Grand National, which this year has an increased prize pot of €275,000

It will plate about 2,100 corporate dinners, serve about 32,000 pints of beer and attract 1,000 visitors from Britain. This year’s Easter Festi(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has always made it clear a transatlantic service would be operated by a company other than Ryanair

Ryanair’s transatlantic plans are still on, it just won’t be Ryanair that will be flying between Europe and the US should they actually take off, it w(...)

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(...)