Aer Lingus Christoph Mueller: potential option of 1.5 million  shares under long-term incentive deal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Outgoing Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller could cash in almost €3 million worth of share options if the airline is sold ahead of his depar(...)

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 (...)

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. Photograph: Alan Betson

The bid to buy Aer Lingus by rival group International Consolidated Airline Group (IAG) could have valued the Republic’s flag carrier at at least €1 (...)

Aer Lingus has Heathrow slots that could appeal to Willie Walsh-led IAG Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus shares surged by as much as 15 per cent on news that it had rebuffed a possible takeover approach from IAG, owner of rival British Airways (...)

IAG said there was no certainty that it would make another approach

Aer Lingus said it rejected a takeover proposal from British Airways parent IAG because it “fundamentally” undervalued the airline and its prospects. (...)

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 (...)

Ruth Coppinger TD:  said it was “absolutely ludicrous” to suggest there was a consensus in the House against privatisation of water services. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Controversial water charges legislation that has convulsed the State for more than a year, has been passed in the Dáil by 81 votes to 58. The Water S(...)

The airport management firm has indicated that it does not intend to increase the €72 million already on the table

Siptu could demand that the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) increase its €72 million contribution to a new staff pension scheme after the union’s memb(...)

Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller: new post as chief executive of Malaysia Airlines is seen as one of the toughest in the aviation industry. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Malaysia Airlines shares will be suspended on its country’s stock exchange today as a first step towards a delisting that forms part of the beleaguere(...)

Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish holidaymakers spend about €1,000 on their summer holiday overseas. While that figure includes the cost of getting to a destination and stayin(...)