A visitor watches an Airbus A350 XWB on the opening day of the 14th Dubai Air Show on Sunday. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Airbus gave its strongest signal yet on Monday that it plans to build a new A350 jet to compete with Boeing’s 777X, setting the scene for the next rou(...)

Airbus sales chief John Leahy said one airline is interested in as many as 20 A380  aircraft. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Airbus Group has said it is in negotiations to sell as many as 32 A380 superjumbos as the European aircraft manufacturer seeks to break a sales drough(...)

Seamus Callanan: “he’s toughened up and his confidence has just grown”. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

With five Munster hurling titles to his name, John Leahy can afford to question Tipperary’s now three-year wait since their last one. Although that w(...)

Councillor John Leahy, Lucinda Creighton TD and financial adviser  Eddie Hobbs at the Tara Towers Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw.

Lucinda Creighton and mortgage broker Karl Deeter have presented a code of conduct prohibiting “cronyism” for members of a new party, to a sou(...)

Lucinda Creighton said “nothing Machiavellian” about her decision to invite only woman political correspondents to a briefing on her new party. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

  Lucinda Creighton has said there is “nothing Machiavellian” about her decision to invite only woman political correspondents to a briefi(...)

  Lucinda Creighton at the launch of the new political party in  Dublin. “It will of course be hard. Slings and arrows are at the ready, pointed at us.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ambitious, combative and delivering her message with apparently unshakeable self belief: it was a vintage Lucinda Creighton performance as the former (...)

 Independent  councillor  John Leahy,  Lucinda Creighton and  Eddie Hobbs at a press conference to announce the new political party yesterday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton hopes her new political party will raise €1 million in small donations before the next general election(...)

 Independent Offaly Councillor  John Leahy, former Fine Gael junior minister  Lucinda Creighton and financial advisor Eddie Hobbs at the launch of their new political party in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael minister Lucinda Creighton has said a new political party will be launched “within eight weeks”, with candidates running in every con(...)

Jim O’Brien at work in his Tipperary workshop on hurleys that will be used by some of the Tipperary players in the All-Ireland final. Photo: Bryan O’Brien

“Have you got those two 35s?”Mark Dowling is almost furtive in the way he asks his father Brian to pass out the two freshly-fashioned hurleys that are(...)

Clare defender Seán McMahon (left) tackles Declan Ryan of Tipperary during the 1997 All-Ireland hurling final, the first time intra-provincial rivals met at the venue. Photograph:  Patrick Bolger/Inpho

Tipperary’s clash with Cork this Sunday in the second hurling semi-final means that of the Munster hurling rivalries only Cork versus Limerick has yet(...)