IAG has been circling Aer Lingus for more than three months and in January said that it is willing to pay €2.55 a-share for the Irish airline, once both the State and Ryanair agree to sell their holdings in the company.

Government officials met with International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) representatives on Friday to discuss the company’s €1.36 billion bid fo(...)

Holfeld Plastics’ Arklow plant, which produces plastic packaging for food processors in Ireland and Europe

Food packaging manufacturer Holfeld Plastics will spend €3.5 million on expanding the business over the next two years following its acquisition by US(...)

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

FIONA REDDAN Aer Lingus union leaders are sceptical about assurances that existing agreements with the company will be honoured if International Cons(...)

Outgoing Aer Lingus CEO Christoph Mueller said that 2014 was a “very successful for Aer Lingus, with strong performance across our businesses”. (Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times)

Aer Lingus considered joining forces with a bigger player to boost its transatlantic business before International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) (...)

Case concerned now-defunct travel tax imposed by the State in 2009 Photograph: EPA

The European Court has overturned a ruling demanding that Ryanair and Aer Lingus repay the Irish Government a total of €16 million in travel tax.The r(...)

IAG has been discussing its proposal to pay €1.36 billion for Aer Lingus. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Takeover panel rules do not bar the Government from discussing International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) bid to buy Aer Lingus, as a number o(...)

IAG’s Irish chief executive, Willie Walsh, said the group’s offer of a veto “would give the Irish Government an important role that they do not have today in securing the future of Aer Lingus”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Barry O’Halloran and Mary Minihan Business groups in Dublin, Cork and Shannon will share a legally binding veto with the Government over the sa(...)

Estimates of the values of Aer Lingus’ Heathrow slots  range from around €400 million to figures as high as €900 million.

Barry O’Halloran International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) has moved closer to a take over of Aer Lingus by offering to guarrantee its landing a(...)

Ryanair raised its net profit guidance for the fifth time this year on Monday, up from € 810m-€ 830m to a range of € 840m-€ 850m, on the back of lower oil prices and stronger traffic. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Ryanair expects to cut fares by around €3 each on the back of fuel savings from 2016 as the benefit of its latest round of hedging kicks in.The airlin(...)

The Government plans to refer the offer for Aer Lingus from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to a review group.IAG plans to begin talks(...)