Aer Lingus: It is not clear yet whether the deal will mean lower fares for consumers.  Photograph: Peter  Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

International Consolidated Airline Group’s (IAG) €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus moved a critical step closer to success when the Government announced(...)

Despite late assurances by Aer Lingus that it did not envisage compulsory redundancies or outsourcing, the company’s two main unions will opose the deal. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State is to get a special share in Aer Lingus safeguarding the airline’s slots at Heathrow, in return for backing a €1.4 billion takeover bid for (...)

Ryanair has launched three unsuccessful bids to take over its smaller rival during the last nine years.   Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

The Government’s pledge to back IAG’s €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus shifts the spotlight to the airline’s biggest shareholder, Ryanair, which owns (...)

Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs and chief commercial officer David O’Brien announce the airline’s end-of-year results.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ryanair will focus on key European markets such as Germany to drive growth this year, its executives said after releasing results showing it made €8(...)

Etihad has said it will accept offer

Where key Aer Lingus shareholders stand on IAG’s €1.36 billion bid: Ryanair, 29.8 per cent: Says it will weigh any offer it receives on its merits Sta(...)

Aer Lingus bid hinges on the airline’s Heathrow slots

December 14th , 2014: Aer Lingus rejects a €1.23 billion approach from International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) saying that it undervalues the(...)

Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG, which is on the cusp of finalising its bid for Aer Lingus

Led by Irishman and former Aer Lingus chief executive, Willie Walsh, International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is the parent of British Airways (...)

 Ken Fennell of Deloitte: the privately owned Boylesports has approached Mr Fennell and is in talks with him regarding an alternative plan

Bookmaker Boylesports is lining up a bid for rival Ladbrokes Ireland, which is under court protection from its creditors to allow it to restructure t(...)

The High Court heard that Irish law only permits third-party funding of a court case where there is some form of connection between the litigant and whoever is putting up the money

  Persona and Sigma Wireless should reveal details of a deal with a third party to fund their case against the State and Denis O’Brien, th(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) is still keen to buy Aer Lingus despite the Government’s delay in deciding whether or not to sell the(...)