Competition on the railways

Airline competition has proved effective in lowering airfares, pleasing customers and ensuring that Ireland retains a strong transport link with the t(...)

Ryanair said it didn’t expect to receive deal proceeds until September, hence the timing for its  acceptance Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ryanair does not intend to formally accept a bid for its 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus until mid-August, weeks after an offer by British Airways own(...)

Ryanair alleges it was defamed in Channel Four’s ‘Secrets from the Cockpit’ programme on the airline’s fuel policy. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ryanair has been ordered to give Channel Four TV Corporation documents related to its fuel policy between 2010 and 2012 in advance of the hearing of p(...)

Capacity on Aer Lingus’s long haul routes rose in the second quarter of the year. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus says fares on its short-haul network will be cut in the second half of the year as it moves ahead with a “volume active” strategy to fill i(...)

Ryanair closed down 2.5 per cent at €12.01 after cautioning that overcapacity could weigh on average fares. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

European stocks posted their biggest five-day drop this year amid investor concern over China’s economy as shares tumbled in Shanghai and data disapp(...)

Ryanair said yesterday it expected the sale of its €424 million stake to go ahead in September. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

It may have failed in its efforts to acquire Aer Lingus, but having agreed to shed its 29.8 per cent shareholding, Ryanair must now figure out what to(...)

Ryanair said it is to raise its full-year traffic target by 3 million to 103 million.

Ryanair has reported a profit after tax of €245 million for its first quarter, up 15 per cent on the €197 million recorded for the same period a year (...)

Ryanair posts Q1 numbers Monday; Aer Lingus figures land on Wednesday, and Thursday is the IAG offer deadline

It’s a busy week for the airlines. First-quarter results are due from Ryanair today, with Aer Lingus releasing its first-half financial figures on (...)

Volkswagen slid 2.7 per cent, pacing losses among carmakers, after ‘Manager Magazin’ said a drop in its Chinese deliveries could hurt earnings by more than €1 billion. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

European stocks fell with miners and auto-related shares leading the plunge, extending their first weekly drop in three, as data around the world s(...)

Niamh Mulvey: “We ask each other: ‘Do you ever think of going home?’ Mostly, we answer vaguely: ‘We don’t know, maybe, depends’.”

There’s not much I like about Ireland. I prefer London’s cosmopolitanism, America’s fiction, Scandinavia’s politics, France’s sex scandals, Spain’s(...)