Incoming Aer Lingus chief executive Liam Kavanagh has said  the IAG deal would boost passenger numbers on the airline’s Heathrow routes. File  photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A deal with International Airlines Group (IAG) will boost passenger numbers on the routes between Ireland and Heathrow that are at the centre of the(...)

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Stephen Kavanagh: he stressed that becoming part of the group that owns British Airways (BA), Iberia and Vueling would accelerate the growth Aer Lingus is experiencing on its long-haul services. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus will grow more slowly and face higher risks if it opts to remain independent instead of accepting the €1.36 billion takeover offer from In(...)

Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip stands for the National Anthem against France. He was substituted after 60 minutes with a back injury. Photograph:  James Crombie/ Inpho

Jamie Heaslip will miss Ireland’s next Six Nations Championship match against England at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday week after scans revealed that(...)

Willie Walsh: claimed IAG’s European network and sales force, combined with that of its US partner American Airlines, would considerably boost the growth already achieved across the Atlantic by Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus will grow both its transatlantic business and its fleet if International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) succeeds in taking over the I(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney at the Baileys production facility on the Nangor Road, Dublin, to announce the partnership between Baileys and Enterprise Ireland. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography 2:03

A new €600,000 partnership has been announced by cream liqueur manufacturer Baileys and Enterprise Ireland. Announcing the details at the Baileys prod(...)

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An Aer Lingus plane passes a British Airways aircraft on the runway at London Heathrow – Aer Lingus owns 23 landing and take-off slots at the airport, worth between €770m and €925m.Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Buying a landing and take-off slot at London Heathrow Airport will cost you between €33.5 million and €40.25 million according to a recent estimate fr(...)

There are worries Aer Lingus will lose its independence and  be swallowed up by IAG,  one of Europe’s biggest airlines

Barry O’HalloranInternational Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) clearly realises that it will have to tackle a lot of fears head on if its €1.36 billi(...)