Pádraig Ó Ríordáin: the panel was clarifying a number of issues with the union Siptu and  Ictu. Photograph: MacInnes

Actuaries hired by trade unions representing past and present airport workers appear to back calculations used by the company to arrive at the figure(...)

The airlines had objected on the grounds that the reduction was not enough

Aer Lingus, Dublin Airport and Ryanair are no longer planning to challenge passenger charges set by the aviation regulator for the next five years.In (...)

Willie Walsh: faces questions by the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive Willie Walsh will attempt to convince Government officials and Oireachtas members (...)

January passenger traffic through Dublin Airport was up across all key destinations on the same month last year, according to Dublin Airport Authority. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh

The number of people who travelled through Dublin Airport last month was 14 per cent ahead of January last year at almost 1.5 million, according to fi(...)

British court of appeal judgment could have ramifications for IAG €1.36 billion approach to buy Aer Lingus, as Ryanair is the biggest shareholder in its fellow Irish carrier. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Britain’s court of appeal will rule next week on Ryanair’s challenge to an order by the country’s competition regulator that it cut its 29.8 per ce(...)

The move is part of a two-year cost-cutting and restructuring plan introduced by outgoing chief executive Christoph Mueller in 2013. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus is seeking voluntary redundancies from its near 4,000-strong workforce as part of a cost-cutting plan that was put on hold while it was tac(...)

IAG boss Willie Walsh: has an alley in ITIC. Photograph: Alan Betson

As a number of politicians and a range of interest groups line up against a takeover of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group, Willie Walsh appea(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said any protests outside his Dublin home were “unacceptable” and a matter for An Garda Síochána. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe has said any protests outside his home in Dublin are “unacceptable” and a matter for An Garda Síochána. He wa(...)

Patricia King and outgoing General Secretary David Begg in Dublin. King was a lead negotiator in the talks with the Government that led to both the Croke Park and the Haddington Road agreements. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Patricia King takes the helm of the Irish trade union movement at a time when it is emerging from one of the most difficult periods in its 121 -year h(...)

 Paschal Donohoe:  Government’s draft aviation policy signalled that it would review the current regime. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Airport charges are always a bone of contention in the aviation industry. Airlines don’t like contributing to the cost of infrastructure, while airpor(...)