Virgin Atlantic will tell the Dáil Transport Committee that a sale of the State’s share in Aer Lingus will have significant negative effects on connectivity and ticket prices. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

Virgin Atlantic will tell the Dáil transport committee the sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to its rival International Airlines Group (I(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe recently said “everyone from Richard Branson to Donald Trump” had expressed a view on the possible sale of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

Virgin Atlantic will face “searching questions” when it brings its concerns about the possible sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus to the D(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, in Dublin last month following a parliamentary hearing into the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh says he would be “delighted” to see Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic s(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said the Government will hold another round of discussions with IAG on Tuesday on the possible sale of the State’s Aer Lingus shareholding.

Another round of “difficult” discussions on the possible sale of the State’s shareholding in Aer Lingus will begin with International Airlines Group (...)

Rory McIlroy in action during the final round of the   World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral Blue Monster Course in  Florida. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Even the rich are superstitious. “Thirteen’s an unlucky number, I want you to have 14 clubs,” quipped billionaire businessman Donald Trump – owner of (...)

Billionaire John C Malone, the biggest landowner in the US has now set his sites on creating an Irish property portfolio. Photographer: Matthew Staver/Bloomberg via Getty Images

American billionaire John Malone says he buys land because, reprising the Mark Twain adage, they are not making it anymore. But it’s mostly because(...)

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January January 3rd A succession of storms causes major damage, particularly in the west and south. Widespread flooding requires €70(...)

Paul McGinley seems to have been preparing for the captain’s role for years, making sure to read Paul Azinger’s book on his 2008 captaincy at Valhalla as soon as it was published. “You can’t get enough information. It would be arrogant to think you know all the answers. I certainly don’t,” he says. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

“Golf can be selfish, as we all know, and that’s possibly why it took Paul McGinley a little longer than most to get into the whole ethos and mindset (...)

Boston major Marty Walsh during his election campaign last year. photograph: jim davis/boston globe via getty images

Marty Walsh, the new mayor of Boston whose aircraft was due to touch down in Shannon at about 6am this morning, is most welcome in the country of his (...)

The Trump Taj Mahal, left, the Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino, centre, and Revel Atlantic City stand in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Once the east coast’s gambling hub, Atlantic City has suffered as casinos opened in neighboring states including Pennsylvania and New York after they legalised gambling or expanded betting to increase tax revenue. Photograph: Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg

Trump Entertainment Resorts, the company founded by Donald Trump, filed for bankruptcy in Delaware, putting a fifth Atlantic City casino in danger of (...)