Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar last year said the Coalition was no longer actively pursuing a sale of Aer Lingus. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus was back on the agenda this week after Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, a partner of the Irish airline, incr(...)

Ryanair is appealing the UK regulator’s decision that the airline should  slash its stake in Aer Lingus to no more than 5 per cent on six grounds. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair has today challenged a decision by the UK antitrust regulator ordering it to slash its stake in Aer Lingus to no more than 5 per cent. (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  pledged his company would go through every avenue of appeal

Ryanair’s appeal against the UK Competition Commission (UKCC) ruling requiring it to cut its stake in Aer Lingus to 5 per cent from 29.8 per cent will(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  speaking to journalists after the company’s agm in Dublin Airport yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary yesterday pledged to tackle the airline’s battered public image after shareholders warned that it was cutting (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. Ryanair’s 29.8 per cent stake in Aer Lingus and its three unsuccessful attempts to take over its rival helped prompt the European Commission to propose expanding mergers law. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The seven-year ownership battle between Aer Lingus and Ryanair has prompted a proposed shake-up of mergers law that could allow State and EU authoriti(...)

Aer Lingus  chief executive Christoph Mueller said that the aireline’s board hoped to be in a position to put to its shareholders, in October, a Labour Court proposal designed to resolve a long-drawn out dispute over a shortfall in a staff pension scheme.

Aer Lingus hopes to put a €110 million proposal to end a row over a shortfall in its workers’ pension scheme to shareholders in October, according to (...)

Ryanair finished the day  6.6 cent ahead at ¤6.96

Markets had a mostly quiet day yesterday, with stocks holding their own in general. Investors continued to mull the likely intentions of the Federal R(...)

Ryanair’s 29.8 per cent stake in Aer Lingus may be leading to higher fares on routes between Ireland and the UK, the UK Competition Commission has found. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair may be required to cut its share holding in Aer Lingus over concerns that its 29.8 per cent stake may result in higher fares on flights betwee(...)