Aer Lingus planes at Dublin Airport. Sources say IAG could make further concession on Aer Lingus’s Heathrow slots in order to break the deadlock over its proposed bid for the State’s stake in the airline. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) could make further concessions to the Government on Aer Lingus’s Heathrow access to break the deadlock(...)

A pedestrian walks past the Aer Lingus ticket and customer services desk in the departure hall at Dublin Airport. Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Government officials and representatives of the group that is bidding €1.36 billion for Aer Lingus discussed the basis on which the Coalition would co(...)

Changes to NCT test centres, including some 24-hour testing, are being rolled out to combat “unprecedented” demand. Photographer: Dara MacDonaill

Changes to NCT test centres, including some 24-hour testing, are being rolled out to combat “unprecedented” demand for appointments following changes (...)

Paschal Donohoe: said he planned to revisit in legislation the use of mobile phones and electronic communications

Not one driver has been prosecuted under a law introduced last May to target motorists who text while behind the wheel. The law was introduced by the(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive  of International Consolidated Airlines Group SA: has not given up on his group’s proposed €2.55-a-share offer for  Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group chief executive Willie Walsh will next week respond to Government and workers’ demands that the group bols(...)

Speaking in London, Michael Noonan said the offer from IAG for Aer Lingus would “be looked on favourably” if it brings benefits, but he emphasised that an island nation’s air routes are strategically vital. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has insisted that the Government has not closed the door on selling its 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus, saying th(...)

Enda Kenny highlighted protests on Monday at the home of Fine Gael Meath West TD Ray Butler. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger accused the Government of trying to criminalise water charge protesters, while the Taoiseach said they were “terrorising (...)

 Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Pascal Donohue with John O’Mahony TD speaking at the Dáil on the Government’s position on IAG’s proposal to make an offer for Aer Lingus. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For a deal that looked to be a non-runner a few weeks ago, the potential sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG)(...)

 Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. A Government demand that IAG guarantee the Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow Airport for a decade is emerging as the main barrier to any deal on the issue.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A Government demand that International Airlines Group (IAG) guarantee the Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow Airport for a decade is emerging as the main ba(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe was one of the speakers at the annual Irish Hotels Federation conference. The conference heard how the Government’s special VAT rate was crucial to lessening the rate of insolvency within the industry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There were 145 insolvent hotels in the State at the end of 2014 and the industry would have been in much worse shape were it not for the Government’s (...)