Last week was a busy week in the Irish courts with the Anglo Irish Bank trial and it seems this week will be too, on both sides of the Irish Sea. In D(...)

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(...)

An unwelcome partner

Ryanair has already made three unsuccessful bids to take over Aer Lingus in seven years. And its chief executive, Michael O’Leary, has not ruled out a(...)

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary has argued that the regulator will still have to wait for Ryanair’s appeal against the EU decision to block its third bid for Aer Lingus to go through. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

It could take regulators just months to force Ryanair to sell most of its stake in Aer Lingus, a number of experts argued yesterday following a ruling(...)

Christoph Mueller, chief executive officer of Aer Lingus Group, has plenty to bve cheerful about. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Much of the news from Aer Lingus appears to be good these days. Shortly after its chief executive, Christoph Mueller, unveiled a new strategy with a r(...)

it’s unlikely that Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will want to be seen to be softer on big firms than his UK counterpart. Photograph: Alan Betson

The UK Competition Commission’s plans to mildly shake up the audit market in that jurisdiction have been met with silence on this side of the water(...)