Willie Walsh: the IAG chief executive   has pledged to maintain Aer Lingus flights from the State to Heathrow for five years. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/PhotoCall Ireland

Government officials could meet representatives of International Airlines Group (IAG) again next week as talks over the €1.36-billion bid for Aer Lin(...)

 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(...)

Arytza chief executive Owen Killian: “The transaction will benefit the free float of Origin Enterprises and transform Aryzta into a pure play in speciality food.”

Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has raised more than €404 million from the sale of 49 million shares in agri services business Origin Enterprises.Aryzta(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe stressed that maintaining the low VAT measure for the tourism sector is conditional on the industry remaining competitive on Wednesday. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

The Republic’s tourism industry must not return to the high prices that damaged its competitiveness during the boom years, the minister responsible f(...)

The Swiss-Irish convenience food group Aryzta plans to sell more than half its shares in agri-services business Origin Enterprises to institutional in(...)

Airlines are facing a critical skills shortage as it seeks to replace a generation of staff and cope with a doubling of capacity over the next 15 years, one industry leader warned on Tuesday.

Airlines are facing a critical skills shortage as it seeks to replace a generation of staff and cope with a doubling of capacity over the next 15 year(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Pascal Donohoe, Minister for Transport Tourism and Sport at the launch of the Government’s tourism policy at Kilkenny Castle on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

A new Government tourism policy aims to boost the number of overseas holidaymakers coming here to 10 million a-year by 2025 from 7.6 million last year(...)

Harcourt will buy the Port of Bellingham 18.8-acre site in stages and redevelop it as a shopping and business centre

Irish property player Harcourt Developments is close to signing a €15 million deal to revamp a disused site in a port in the northwestern United Stat(...)

The State is now able to borrow money at record low interest rates.

The State has repaid more than €18 billion of the original €22.5 billion debt due to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout loan.The National T(...)

IAG has been circling Aer Lingus for more than three months and in January said that it is willing to pay €2.55 a-share for the Irish airline, once both the State and Ryanair agree to sell their holdings in the company.

Government officials met with International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) representatives on Friday to discuss the company’s €1.36 billion bid fo(...)