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(...)

Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton told the Fine Gael national conference that full employment was within Ireland’s grasp twice and “twice that was snatched from us by bad policies”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill /The Irish Times

Full employment was within Ireland’s grasp twice and “twice that was snatched from us by bad policies”, Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruto(...)

File photo of Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington, who is due to appear before The Joint Committee on Transport and Communications. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The sale of Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) could be “a hugely positive” development for the airline and Ireland, Aer Li(...)

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, faces a grilling from TDs and Senators on his company’s €1.36 billion bid for Aer Lingus on Thursday. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, faces a grilling from TDs and Senators on his company’s €1.36 billion b(...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers serving with the United Nations 34 years ago. Photograph: PA

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has said he hopes justice will be served in the case of Mahmoud Bazzi, the chief suspect in the 1980 murder of two (...)

 Mahmoud Bazzi (centre),   is suspected of murdering two Irish soldiers  serving with the United Nations 34 years ago. Photograph: PA

The chief suspect in the 1980 murder of two Irish peacekeepers, Mahmoud Bazzi, could go free under an amnesty covering crimes committed during the (...)

Donal Vaughan: despite growing up in Cork, he has been shaped by Mayo and winning an All-Ireland final with the county is what drives him. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

He watched last September’s All-Ireland final at a friend’s wedding in Ballycotton. Suited up, enjoying the celebrations and standing with everyone (...)

Mahmoud Bazzi (centre), a Lebanese national suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers  in 1980, has been deported from the US over immigration offences. Photograph: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

A Lebanese man suspected of kidnapping, torturing and killing two Irish United Nations peacekeepers in war-torn Lebanon in 1980 has been deported from(...)

SSE Airtricity announced plans to reduce its household energy prices in a move which will save its gas/electricity customers an average of €58 a year

The latest shot in what could become a sustained price war across the domestic energy market was fired this afternoon when SSE Airtricity announced pl(...)

A new report by Irish gas and electricity supplier Vayu Energy shows that consistently strong supplies and reduced demand across Europe have caused the Republic’s wholesale gas prices to fall 30 per cent year on year. Photograph: Sean Yong/Reuters

Irish consumers could benefit by more than €400 a year if energy companies passed on dramatic falls in both oil and gas prices on international market(...)