Aer Lingus’s actual operations are likely to have delivered a profit of more than €60 million in 2014. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

The year ended with most in the aviation industry expecting International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to make another attempt to buy Aer Lingus (...)

Last week the Central Statistics Office published data showing that overseas holiday makers spent €2.8 billion in the Republic in the first nine months of this year, €241 million more than during the same period in 2013

Predictions that foreign earnings from overseas visitors are likely to hit €5 billion this year may not reflect what tourists are actually spending i(...)

Visitor numbers have rebounded and have now returned to pre-recession levels, according to Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin will need more hotels to cope with the expected increase in visitor numbers next year, Fáilte Ireland chairman Michael Cawley has said. (...)

Fáilte Ireland chairman Michael Cawley said aviation is critical to bringing holidaymakers to the Republic.

The State-backed Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is looking at a number of opportunities in the tourism sector, but one of its representativ(...)

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(...)

Michael O’Leary who said today work is ‘fun and challenging’ and that he hates going on holidays, although he is told ‘I have to’. Photograph: The Irish Times

Michael O’Leary has accused the Government of squandering a great crisis by failing to reform the public sector after the economic collapse.The Ryanai(...)

Howard Miller will step down as Ryanair’s chief financial officer at the end of the year. Photograph: Fiona Hanson/PA Wire

Neil Sorahan is to take over as Ryanair’s chief financial officer when incumbent, Howard Millar, steps down later this year, in what will be the thir(...)

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’(...)

Michael Cawley: will serve a five-year term. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The former deputy chief executive of Ryanair Michael Cawley is set to become the next chairman of State tourism agency Fáilte Ireland. The Iris(...)