British Airways and Aer Lingus jets pass each other at Dublin airport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It took longer than it ever imagined, but International Consolidated Airlines Group finally won the Government over to its €1.4 billion bid for Aer Li(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said he expected the talks to conclude within weeks. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

The Government and International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) remain divided over a key issue in the talks over a possible sale of Aer Lingus, b(...)

 Richard Branson’s Virgin Airlines  is a rival of British Airways, the biggest airline in IAG. Photograph: Virgin/PA

Government Ministers are likely to consider a recommendation on the €1.36 billion bid for Aer Lingus at the first Cabinet meeting after Easter.Senior(...)

Virgin does not operate in the Republic and hasn’t given any indication that it will

It is hard to know why Virgin decided to step into the debate over whether the Government should sell the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to(...)

Ruth Curran of Merc Partners with Willie Walsh, chief executive of  International Airlines Group. Mr Walsh said it would be “very interesting” if Virgin appeared before the Oireachtas committee. Photograph:  Angela Halpin

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh says rival Virgin Atlantic has no interest in the Irish market, despite (...)

Willie Walsh, chief executive of IAG, in Dublin last month following a parliamentary hearing into the proposed takeover of Aer Lingus. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh says he would be “delighted” to see Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic s(...)

RTÉ’s deputy director general Kevin Bakhurst leaving the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The notion that RTÉ is politically biased makes little sense, the chair of its board Moya Doherty has said. It would fundamentally destroy trus(...)

Checking in a for an Aer Lingus flight. The airline’s unions have said that their position is unchanged on IAG’s bid.

Unions at Aer Lingus say that their position on the €1.36 billion bid for the airline has not changed since they outlined their fears about the impact(...)

Páraic Duffy with the GAA president Liam O’Neill at the launch of the director general’s annual report at Croke Park. Photo: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

The GAA’S director general, Páraic Duffy has defended the organisation’s commercial ventures and also launched a broadside at Dublin City Council for(...)

 Maximum taxi fares are reviewed every two years by the NTA, which is the regulatory body for public transport.   Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There is likely to be an increase in taxi fares after a review of the system is completed in the coming months, National Transport Authority (NTA) cha(...)