IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: company has not taken any particular position on the Heathrow expansion plans. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Part of the rationale for the International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus is that the group believes Heathrow Air(...)

An Aer Lingus plane. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Three flights have been diverted tonight from Cork Airport to Shannon because of fog. An Aer Lingus flight from Amsterdam which came into land at Cork(...)

A man lays flowers on Marhaba beach where 38 people were killed on Friday.   Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

One of the main tour operators bringing Irish tourists to Tunisia opened on Sunday to deal with calls from those who have booked holidays to the count(...)

A hit with the ladies: the late Tony Ryan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Stories of Tony Ryan’s tough management style are legendary, and they come thick and fast in Ryan: A Legacy (RTÉ One, Tuesday), David Murphy’s insight(...)

IAG last week formally announced its offer for Aer Lingus, valuing the airline at €1.4 billion

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) must wait until July 15th to find out if the European Commission will approve its €1.4 billion offer (...)

Ryanair had another electric day, closing up 0.6 per cent at a new record high of €12.34. The airline has been enjoying a strong week on the back of positive sentiment around its future earnings

European stocks extended a sell-off as the region’s leaders differed on how Greek talks were progressing. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index lost 0.2 per c(...)

Photograph:  Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Aer Lingus was not under a 10-year contractual obligation to fly out of Belfast International Airport, a High Court judge ruled today. The airline was(...)

International Airlines Group chief executive Officer Willie Walsh. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

It is not clear if the IAG bid for Aer Lingus has run into some real turbulence with the European Commission’s competition directorate or if the conce(...)

‘Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in nearby St Columba’s parish, only 10 years a priest and a former J-1 student himself, never pretended it was easy.’ Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Almost from the moment the news broke about the Berkeley tragedy, a man with a soft Banbridge accent became the accidental voice of a broken Irish com(...)

EU Commission raises concerns over IAG  €1.4 billion  bid for Aer Lingus.

EU officials are likely to have raised competition concerns over Heathrow landing rights and transatlantic routes with Aer Lingus suitor Internationa(...)