General Secretary of the IFA Pat Smith was forced to resign last week in the wake of criticism of his salary package, which was €445,000 in 2014 and €535,000 in 2013. File photograph: Eric Luke

The president and the treasurer of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) refused to sign off on former general secretary Pat Smith’s pay last year beca(...)

 IFA President Eddie Downey.Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The deputy president of Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Tim O’Leary has pledged to rebuild the trust of the association’s membership following the co(...)

Michael O’Leary: I was the one who was slow to move. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary admits he was last to get on board with the company’s new policy of being nice to customers and had no idea “just how (...)

After a bumper summer Ryanair is forecasting full year profits will be towards the upper end of its € 1,175m to € 1,225m range. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES) 1:14

Irish airline Ryanair saw its first half profits soar by 37 per cent to €1 billion, on the back of a “bumper summer” and fuel savings, as it forecast (...)

A further three-hour rail stoppage is planned for  Friday, November 6th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish Rail drivers will have to drive more, and some jobs may be lost to achieve a desired pay rise and reduced working week, according to a briefing (...)

 John O’Leary entering Leinster house in 1967. File photograph: Jimmy McCormack/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry South and minister of state John O’Leary has died aged 82. He represented Kerry South from 1966 to 1997, holding the r(...)

It is very important that the UK stays in the EU and Ryanair has a role to play in helping to avoid a feared ‘Brexit’ next year, airline chief executive Michael O’Leary has said. Photograph: AFP 4:56

It is “very important” that the UK stays in the EU and Ryanair has a role to play in helping to avoid a feared ‘Brexit’ next year, airline chief execu(...)

Michael O’Leary hopes shareholders will be able to  pay capital gains rather than income tax on the distibution Photograph: EPA

Ryanair has shelved plans to launch a low-cost transatlantic carrier as it cannot get the aircraft it needs to operate such a service. Chief executive(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. The airline cautioned that its full-year result remains heavily dependent on close-in bookings in the second half of 2015

Ryanair has raised its full-year net profit guidance by 25 per cent from a current range of €940 million to €970 million to between €1.175 billion to (...)

Ryanair sees providing price comparisons as essential if it is to avoid becoming dependent on third-party websites, like Skyscanner

Ryanair aims to take on the online travel companies with a new website that will offer its 100 million annual passengers flight price comparisons, che(...)