Lismore Castle, Co Waterford, former home of Sir Walter Raleigh, where you can now stay in aristocratic splendour

An invitation to dinner and an overnight stay in Lismore Castle, the opulent Irish seat of Britain’s Duke of Devonshire prompted concern. What to b(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said what  Ryanair will do with their stake is a matter for them.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Minister for Transport says it is up to Ryanair to decide whether or not they will sell their €400 million Aer Lingus stake. It is a decision by (...)

British Airways and Aer Lingus jets pass each other at Dublin airport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It took longer than it ever imagined, but International Consolidated Airlines Group finally won the Government over to its €1.4 billion bid for Aer Li(...)

 David O Brien: was referring to the Paris airport named after de Gaulle, not the general himself.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It appears that Ryanair will stop at nothing to give it an edge over its rivals, even channelling dead presidents. Chief commercial officer David O’Br(...)

Shareholders are pressing Ryanair on whether or not it plans to sell its €400 million Aer Lingus stake to IAG, which this week launched a formal off(...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh stressed he was confident that Ryanair would seriously consider his group’s deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK’s competition regulator is likely to allow Ryanair to sell its €400 million stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines’ Group(...)

Up and away: Aer Lingus  stock closed  yesterday 1.5 per cent up at €2.43. Photograph: Alan Betson

European shares rebounded on Wednesday from a one-week low the day before, supported by the prospect of an accord between Greece and its creditors. T(...)

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh: There is an “expectation that the Ryanair board will give our offer due consideration”.

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, is confident that the Ryanair board will give “due consideration” to h(...)

Eastern European-focused budget airline Wizz Air reported a 67 per cent jump in annual profit and said it was confident of further profit growth this year. Photo: Reuters

Eastern European-focused budget airline Wizz Air reported a 67 per cent jump in annual profit and said it was confident of further profit growth this (...)

 Aer Lingus: It is not clear yet whether the deal will mean lower fares for consumers.  Photograph: Peter  Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

International Consolidated Airline Group’s (IAG) €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus moved a critical step closer to success when the Government announced(...)