Michael O’Leary, CEO, Ryanair, speaking at the Creative Minds: Creative Disruption Economic Conference in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Michael O’Leary has said Ryanair is on course to overtake Easyjet as the biggest UK carrier by the end of the year. In tandem with plans to positio(...)

European Commission First vice president Frans Timmermans said since the EU-Turkey migration deal had come into effect, the number of migrants arriving to Greece had fallen to less than 100 per day. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The European Commission has recommended that visa requirements should be lifted for Turkish citizens visiting the EU’s Schengen area by June, as it ha(...)

A makeshift camp near Idomeni and close to the Greek-Macedonian border: how “honoured” are these “guests”? Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP

The Greeks have the same word for “stranger” and “guest” – xenos. Why? Because the arrival of a foreigner inevitably triggers the instinct and obligat(...)

Prof Michael O’Flaherty,  director of the  EU Agency for Fundamental Rights. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónailln

After last year’s departure of Catherine Day as secretary general of the European Commission, there were fears that Ireland’s presence in the upper ra(...)

Followers of Iraqi Shia   cleric, politician and militia leader, Moqtada al-Sadr,  protesting  outside Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone last week. Photograph: Ahmed Saad/Reuters

With tens of thousands of protesters marching in the streets of Baghdad to demand changes in government, Iraq’s Shia prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, (...)

Turnover rose to €5.1 billion in the firstquarter, up from €4.7 billion a year earlier

Aer Lingus parent IAG achieved a massive 520 per cent rise in operating profit in the first quarter, in what is traditionally the group’s weakest quar(...)

Turkish lawmakers push each other on the assembly floor in Ankara, Turkey. Photograph: AP Photo

Brawls between lawmakers from Turkey’s ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish opposition have delayed efforts to pass legislation on a migration deal wit(...)

EU Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly published a report last year which found the European Commission’s approach to publicising meetings with  lobbyists was “inadequate, unreliable and unsatisfactory”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Tucked away on the busy streets around the European Parliament in Brussels lie rows of gleaming buildings. Behind the discreet brass plaques lie the B(...)

Chef Michael O’Meara  in Oscar’s Seafood Bistro, Galway: agrees that “overfishing”  a much misunderstood term. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A “simplistic” interpretation of overfishing is unfairly placing all blame on fishermen, a senior geographer has said. Many fishermen are finding it(...)

Fine Gael’s Michael Noonan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has estimated there could be an additional €10 billion to €11 billion available for public spending between next y(...)