Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Pascal Donohue with John O’Mahony TD speaking at the Dáil on the Government’s position on IAG’s proposal to make an offer for Aer Lingus. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

For a deal that looked to be a non-runner a few weeks ago, the potential sale of the State’s stake in Aer Lingus to International Airlines Group (IAG)(...)

Aer Lingus  chief executive Christoph Mueller with cabin crew members Anna Moore and Jillian McDonald at the announcement of the new Washington service.

Barry O’Halloran and Charlie TaylorShares in Aer Lingus surged by almost 5 per cent as the airline cleared a key hurdle in resolving the crisis over t(...)

Minister for Social Protection and candidate for Labour Party leadership Joan Burton speaking to Jack O’Connor of Siptu at the weekend’s hustings. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Lines are being drawn at a terrific rate.But what sort?There are defining lines: the “thus far and no further” ones which politicians avoid like the p(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Eamonn Gilmore with  Nora Owens Irish aid expert advisory group chairwoman and Joe Costello TD at the publication  earlier this year of Ireland’s new policy for international development. Photograph: David Sleator

Volunteering for service overseas is a time-honoured tradition in Ireland that has left a rich legacy throughout the developing world, particularly on(...)