A worker waits to connect a drill bit on Endeavor Energy Resources LP’s Big Dog Drilling Rig 22 in the Permian basin outside of Midland, Texas. Of all the booming US oil regions set soaring by a drilling renaissance in shale rock, the Permian and Bakken basins are among the most vulnerable to lower oil prices. Photograph: Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg

Overheard in Austin: “The Dallas Cowboys in the playoffs and gas under two bucks a gallon. Is this the 1990s?”That was weeks ago. Since then the Cowbo(...)

Heathrow is likely to loom large in any talks between IAG and Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and his cabinet colleagues, who will decide the fate of the Government’s 25.1 per cent stake. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Aer Lingus board reportedly spent six hours considering the latest offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), which is said to(...)

Ned Sullivan and friends from Kenmare heading to New York in 1926: “We are bound for New York City, boys, 3,000 miles away.”

The waves of emigration from Kenmare over the centuries have been spurred by unrest and conflict, famines and land clearances, unemployment and the se(...)

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton  said at the heart of our jobs plan is developing a powerful engine of Irish enterprise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / Irish Times

Dublin-based billing software firm Brite:Bill is to create 100 new jobs on foot of winning a major new contract in North America. The company said it (...)

Heathrow currently operates at 98 per cent capacity.  Photograph: Getty Images

Aer Lingus carried 2.75 million passengers between Irish airports and Heathrow last year and it is estimated that slightly more than 900,000 of them w(...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)

Aer Lingus has 24 valuable slots – take-off and landing rights – at London’s Heathrow Airport, worth a possible €400 million

One month ago, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) first approached Aer Lingus with a takeover proposal. Despite the airline’s board rejec(...)

Alfa Romeo is finalising the development of its first crossover, following a new saloon, as the revival of the brand takes shape. A new mid-sized sal(...)

Dublin Airport: predicts expansion will continue this year as airlines plan to launch new services. Photograph: Joe St Leger

Dublin Airport expects that new services will boost passenger numbers again this year following a strong performance in 2014. New figures show tha(...)

International  Aerospace Coatings Holdings chief executive Niall Cunningham.

Eirtech Aviation chief executive Niall Cunningham is set to take the helm at the enlarged group formed by the merger of the Irish business with two U(...)