Eleven members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer  from International Consolidated Airlines Group to its shareholders and thus pave the way for a sale. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA

Ultimately, 11 members of the Aer Lingus board will decide whether to recommend any offer for the company from International Consolidated Airlines G(...)

TUI Travel, whose many brands include Thomson and Airtours, said it was “pleased with current trading”.

British travel group TUI Travel, weeks away from completing a merger with TUI AG, reported a forecast-beating 11 percent rise in underlying profits on(...)

Thomas Cook was the story of the day, slumping 17.7 per cent to 113.5 pence after chief executive Harriet Green, credited with reviving the business, was unexpectedly pushed out. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

European equities closed unchanged at a two-month high after weaker travel and leisure stocks offset a rebound for mining companies. German sto(...)

There are far more fitness fanatics than fatties in corporate boardrooms. Yet the reason is not that extreme exercise causes extreme success, more that both are the result of the same personality defect

Last week I spent some time with an entrepreneur I know. When I last saw him he was training for an Ironman, that inexplicable race in which you swim (...)

Alan Stewart’s defection comes just two days after helping M&S chief executive Marc Bolland present first-quarter sales

Marks & Spencer chief finance officer Alan Stewart has quit to join Tesco in the same role, jumping ship from one struggling British retailer to a(...)

Workers at the Paris Bakery in Dublin’s Moore Street last week during their sit-in protest, with  Paris Bakery owner Yannick Forel (centre). Photograph: Dave Meehan

A group of employees refusing to leave the Paris Bakery in Dublin in a dispute over unpaid wages say they hope the impasse can be resolved today foll(...)

Mael Megret, one of the workers at the Paris Bakery in Moore St who  staged a sit-in protest over the non-payment of wages, in the premises today. Pictured at rear right is Paris Bakery is owner Yannick Forel. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Workers at the Paris Bakery intend to sit in at the Dublin bakery over the weekend in their dispute with the owner over unpaid wages . Some 15 workers(...)

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It’s January and while it may not be as cold as winters gone by it’s enough for many of us to start dreaming of warmer climes. But if you are in th(...)

While tour operators have a future, the model which has served them well for generations is doomed Photograph: AP Photo/Michael Probst

What impact will Thomas Cook’s departure from the traditional charter holiday market in Ireland have?Probably not very much. While some commentators h(...)