Michael O’Leary: Since last year’s agm, Ryanair has beefed up customer service as part of a strategy aimed at attracting more passengers

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary yesterday defended the airline’s board against criticism at the company’s annual general meeting that long ser(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The airline has predicted it will reach the upper end of its earnings projection this fiscal year.

Ryanair chief executive, Michael O’Leary told shareholders this morning that he and the company’s board are close to confirming his committment to rem(...)

Eason: in discussions with Siptu over  “a small number of redundancies which arise from the restructuring of its head-office functions”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Siptu has called “emergency general meetings” for managers in the Irish-owned books to stationary retailer Eason & Son over a number of compuls(...)

A shopper in Eason on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Retail revenue in its core market was down 5.6 per cent. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish-owned book and stationery retailer Eason & Son has recorded a net profit after tax of €2.3 million in its financial year to January 2014, c(...)

There will be more talk of a post- Michael O’Leary  Ryanair. Photograph:  Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair’s announcement yesterday that finance chief Howard Millar is leaving later this year means two familiar faces will have gone from the airline’(...)

James Osborne, the chairman of books-to-stationary retailer Eason, in a letter to Eason’s 239 shareholders dated February 2014, did not say what the businesses turnover now was but the group’s accounts to the year to the end of January 2012 state it had a turnover of €244.9 million. This indicates turnover is down about €21 million.

James Osborne, the chairman of books-to-stationary retailer Eason, has written to shareholders to say that re(...)

Some of the staff outside Mount Carmel Hospital in Dublin after hearing the news in January that the facility was to close. Photograph: David Sleator

Healthcare provider Centric Health has made a fresh approach to buy Mount Carmel Hospital in south Dublin, which went into liquidation in January. It (...)

Irish financial technology firm Sentenial has completed more than €8 million in deals in 2013

Irish financial technology firm Sentenial has completed more than €8 million in deals in 2013, the company has said, identifying a surge in demand for(...)

Eason chairman James Osborne said the restructuring would streamline the group structure and allow for future property and/or trade disposals. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Shareholders of Irish retailer Eason and Son Ltd have approved the company’s plan to split its properties into a separate legal entity. A spokesman f(...)

Founder Tony Ryan. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The backgroundIt seems hard to credit now but there were doubts about Ryanair’s long-term viability as a public company in advance of its stock market(...)