Under  current privatisation plans, orbital routes in Dublin rather than city centre services, such as those between Blackrock and Rialto, and Chapelizod and the Square shopping centre in Tallaght, will be put out to tender. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The prospect of industrial action in the State-run transport sector has increased following the collapse of talks over the potential privatisation of(...)

Former Fianna Fáil minister of state John O’Leary  has claimed a meeting he had with Charlie Haughey led him to believe the former taoiseach was aware of the tapping of journalists’ telephones

A former Fianna Fáil minister of state has claimed a meeting he had with Charlie Haughey led him to believe the former taoiseach was aware of the tapp(...)

John O’Leary (left),  a Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry South from 1966 to 1997 and a minister of state from 1977 to 1979, with Charles Haughey. Mr O’Leary says in his memoirs that Haughey could be vindictive and many of his supporters were thugs. Photograph: On The Doorsteps, Memoirs of a long-serving TD.

Former taoiseach Charles Haughey could be vindictive and many of his supporters were thugs, a former Fianna Fáil minister of state has claimed in his (...)

A Cork man (34) has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to  the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in the city. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A 34-year-old Cork man has been remanded in custody for sentencing after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Cork city last(...)

British court of appeal judgment could have ramifications for IAG €1.36 billion approach to buy Aer Lingus, as Ryanair is the biggest shareholder in its fellow Irish carrier. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain’s court of appeal will rule next week on Ryanair’s challenge to an order by the country’s competition regulator that it cut its 29.8 per ce(...)

Ryanair raised its net profit guidance for the fifth time this year on Monday, up from € 810m-€ 830m to a range of € 840m-€ 850m, on the back of lower oil prices and stronger traffic. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Ryanair expects to cut fares by around €3 each on the back of fuel savings from 2016 as the benefit of its latest round of hedging kicks in.The airlin(...)

IDA chief Martin Shanahan’s interview by CNBC “Squawk Box” presenter Joe Kernan.

The New York Times has described the head of the IDA, who endured a bizarre interview on American business television channel CNBC, as an “unlikely vi(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said the airline has had a bumper year.

Ryanair has the capacity to cut fares in the winter months by more than the 5 per cent to 10 per cent pledged this morning if rivals respond with redu(...)

Cash may still be king when it comes to attracting and retaining staff, but these days experienced professionals are expecting a whole lot more than j(...)

Airline said John Hurley would be working closely with chief executive Michael O’Leary and its Labs team. Photograph: Alan Betson / Irish Times

Ryanair has announced the appointment of a new chief technology officer. John Hurley (39) will join the low cost airline on September 15th, departing (...)