Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said there are a variety of views in Government in relation to the State’s stake in Aer Lingus. Photograph: PA

There is no Government consensus on the sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG), Minister for Transport Pasch(...)

After receiving the request from Ryanair, the CMA said it invited submissions from interested parties, including Aer Lingus, IAG and the Irish Government.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ryanair has described as “manifestly wrong” a decision by the UK’s competition watchdog that it must cut its stake in Aer Lingus to 5 per cent from 29(...)

Poundland, which faces an investigation into its takeover of rival 99p Stores, said its annual sales topped £1 billion for the first time. The West Mi(...)

 Etihad Airways, holder of almost 5 per cent of Aer Lingus, will probably sell its stake if the Government backs the IAG offer. James Hogan, chief executive of the Gulf-based airline, reiterated this recently.

The Government could decide on a sale of the State’s 25.1 per cent stake in Aer Lingus early next month, according to the flag carrier’s chief executi(...)

Ryanair has called on the UK competition regulator to reconsider its decision to request it to divest most of its near 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus in light of the recent bid for the airline from the International Airlines Group (IAG).  (Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Ryanair has called on the UK competition regulator to reconsider its decision to request it to divest most of its near 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus(...)

The union Siptu will seek assurances on the future of 1,500 Aer Lingus jobs before deciding whether or not to back the bid. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Britain’s competition regulator could end up playing a key role in International Consolidated Airlines Group’s (IAG) €1.36 billion bid to take over Ae(...)

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(...)

Heathrow is likely to loom large in any talks between IAG and Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe and his cabinet colleagues, who will decide the fate of the Government’s 25.1 per cent stake. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Aer Lingus board reportedly spent six hours considering the latest offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), which is said to(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has signalled his company could buy any of Aer Lingus’s Heathrow landing rights. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has signalled his company could buy any Heathrow landing rights that are put up for sale if International C(...)

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer: airline operator’s certificate would open up  new markets in the region such as Israel, Turkey and possibly parts of the Middle East.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ryanair plans to continue with its plans to expand in Cyprus even though the national airline for which it was bidding has been grounded. The Irish a(...)