Christine and Elaine Furness from Clontarf at Leopardston races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a change to the going. The going is now soft,” echoed a disembodied voice over the speakers an hour into day one of (...)

Screenshot from Ryanair’s new US website which was launched on Tuesday. Photograph: ryanair.com/us

Ryanair has launched a new US website calling on American customers to “trade Route 66 for the Wild Atlantic Way”.The new website, which went live on (...)

International Airlines Group chief executive Willie Walsh: covets Aer Lingus’s 23 Heathrow slot pairs and more transatlantic traffic. Photograph: Alan Betson

So Willie Walsh wants to acquire Aer Lingus, despite numerous protestations to the contrary over the past nine years. His timing looks good. Aer Lingu(...)

Crystal Amber, which has a stake of just under 3 per cent, believes Aer Lingus says it should be valued at €2.60 per share. Photograph: Frank Miller

The biggest institutional shareholder in Aer Lingus says it should be valued at €2.60 per share, €200 million above the valuation in British Airways o(...)

Industry analysts believe that in order for the IAG approach for Aer Lingus to be considered realistic, it would have had to be in the region of €1 billion, or about €1.87 per share

Good morning Aer Lingus looks set to provide us all with some festive takeover drama. A big name cast includes suitor IAG, the British Airways (...)

 Declan Ryan recently knocked €100,000 off the original asking price of €850,000 for his home, Maytree, on the Bray Road, in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

VivaAerobus, the Mexican low-cost carrier in which Declan Ryan’s Irelandia is an investor, is launching a new international service from Mexico to Dal(...)

Industry analysts believe that in order for the IAG approach for Aer Lingus to be considered realistic, it would have had to be in the region of €1 billion, or about €1.87 per share. Photograph: Alan Betson

The bid to buy Aer Lingus by rival group International Consolidated Airline Group (IAG) could have valued the Republic’s flag carrier at at least €1 (...)

Aer Lingus has Heathrow slots that could appeal to Willie Walsh-led IAG Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus shares surged by as much as 15 per cent on news that it had rebuffed a possible takeover approach from IAG, owner of rival British Airways (...)

IAG said there was no certainty that it would make another approach

Aer Lingus said it rejected a takeover proposal from British Airways parent IAG because it “fundamentally” undervalued the airline and its prospects. (...)

The new  programme is designed to support more Irish companies to become IPO ready

The Irish Stock Exchange has announced a new programme for companies planning to go public over the new few years.The #IPOready initiative, which is s(...)