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(...)

The sale of Aer Lingus to British Airways owner IAG is still on the table. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times)

The European Commission didn’t raise any initial major objections, it’s understood, to pledges aimed at allowing the Irish government sell its stake (...)

Kieran Mulvey, chief executive of the Labour Relations Commission attends talks in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government has no plans to deregulate the entire bus market but the process of putting out to tender 10 per cent of Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann rou(...)

A two-day strike by members of the National Bus and Railworkers Union and Siptu is scheduled to go ahead on Friday and Saturday. A further three-day work stoppage is planned for the June bank holiday weekend.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The latest round of talks aimed at averting a planned two-day strike at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann later this week will resume at the Labour Relations(...)

Labour Relations Commission  chief executive Kieran Mulvey said every effort would be made to resolve  issues between Bus Éireann and Dublin Bus and workers’ unions before the end of the week.  Further strikes at the bus companies are scheduled this  Friday and Saturday. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

New talks aimed at averting further strikes at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann scheduled to take place on Friday and Saturday are likely to continue for a (...)

James (Tex) Callaghan  after receiving details yesterday that his home at Menlo will be seriously affected by the proposed bypass. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway, Ballybrit racecourse and a number of residents have expressed disappointment at the proposed route for a €500 million bypass for Galway. (...)

Project manager Eileen McCarthy speaking at the announcement of the preferred route of the  Galway N6 bypass route. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A €500 million bypass option to relieve traffic congestion in Galway involves a new bridge and viaduct over the river Corrib and two short tunnels on (...)

An view from the air of construction in Galway city. A €500 million bypass option to relieve traffic congestion in the city would involve a new bridge over the river Corrib and two short tunnels on the city’s east side.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

A €500 million bypass option to relieve traffic congestion in Galway would involve a new bridge over the river Corrib and two short tunnels on the ci(...)

The automatic number plate recognition system installed in Garda cars  cost about €6 million. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Garda has been forced to decommission a key element of a multimillion-euro road traffic enforcement system after it flagged almost every vehicle (...)

Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann drivers who are members of Siptu and the NBRU are planning to strike over the May and June bank holidays. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of bus passengers face massive transport disruption in the coming weeks, with drivers at Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann planning to strike over (...)