Industry analysts believe that in order for the IAG approach for Aer Lingus to be considered realistic, it would have had to be in the region of €1 billion, or about €1.87 per share

Good morning Aer Lingus looks set to provide us all with some festive takeover drama. A big name cast includes suitor IAG, the British Airways (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said the new NTMA board would continue to oversee attempts to reduce the national debt to below 100 per cent of GDP by 2018

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has completed the early repayment of €9 billion of IMF loans that is expected to result in a saving of (...)

Conor O’Kelly: eligible to participate in “non-pensionable, discretionary, performance-related pay arrangement” as NTMA chief executive. Photograph: Frank Miller

The incoming chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), Conor O’Kelly, will be paid a salary of €480,000, some 15 per cent mor(...)

 The appointment of Conor O’Kelly as chief executive officer of the NTMA, follows an extensive search process carried out by the NTMA Advisory Committee, chaired by Willie Walsh. (Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography)

Fiona ReddanConor O’Kelly, the former chief executive of NCB Stockbrokers, will become chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTM(...)

Irish Water managing director John Tierney:  the Sunday Business Post  reports that senior Coalition figures have discussed the need to replace him and the company’s board if the Government is to neutralise the political fallout from the water charges controversy.   Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

Glass sale The Sunday Times reported that the group of lenders that owns Aventas, the former Quinn manufacturing group, are moving ahead with the €40(...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’s parent, said in Dublin that demand for flights from both business and leisure travellers to London City was growing. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways’s parent, has said the airline is not phased by the promise of intense competition on its latest rout(...)

DCC’s agm in Dublin last July. Photograph: Cyril Byrne.

DCC, a quoted distribution services group, has brought in specialist food industry investment bank Stamford Partners to explore options for its food d(...)

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(...)

British Airways owner International Airlines Group reported a 55 per cent rise in second-quarter operating profit today, mainly due to a recovery at Spanish airline Iberia. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

British Airways owner International Airlines Group reported a 55 per cent rise in second-quarter operating profit today, mainly due to a recovery at S(...)

National Treasury Management Agency chief executive John Corrigan: described by Minister for Finance Michael Noonan as “one of the most dedicated public servants” in the State. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

After five years as chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency, John Corrigan presided over the launch of its annual report for the(...)