British Airways and Aer Lingus jets pass each other at Dublin airport. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

It took longer than it ever imagined, but International Consolidated Airlines Group finally won the Government over to its €1.4 billion bid for Aer Li(...)

Shareholders are pressing Ryanair on whether or not it plans to sell its €400 million Aer Lingus stake to IAG, which this week launched a formal off(...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh stressed he was confident that Ryanair would seriously consider his group’s deal. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK’s competition regulator is likely to allow Ryanair to sell its €400 million stake in Aer Lingus to International Consolidated Airlines’ Group(...)

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh: There is an “expectation that the Ryanair board will give our offer due consideration”.

International Consolidated Airlines’ Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh, is confident that the Ryanair board will give “due consideration” to h(...)

Willie Walsh, CEO of IAG: The group also said the Aer Lingus service from Knock Airport to Gatwick would be maintained. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

International Consolidated Airline’s Group’s (IAG) €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus includes pledges on maintaining links to Heathrow Airport and co(...)

 Aer Lingus: It is not clear yet whether the deal will mean lower fares for consumers.  Photograph: Peter  Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

International Consolidated Airline Group’s (IAG) €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus moved a critical step closer to success when the Government announced(...)

Despite late assurances by Aer Lingus that it did not envisage compulsory redundancies or outsourcing, the company’s two main unions will opose the deal. Photograph: The Irish Times

The State is to get a special share in Aer Lingus safeguarding the airline’s slots at Heathrow, in return for backing a €1.4 billion takeover bid for (...)

Ryanair has launched three unsuccessful bids to take over its smaller rival during the last nine years.   Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

The Government’s pledge to back IAG’s €1.4 billion bid for Aer Lingus shifts the spotlight to the airline’s biggest shareholder, Ryanair, which owns (...)

Ryanair’s chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs and chief commercial officer David O’Brien announce the airline’s end-of-year results.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

Ryanair will focus on key European markets such as Germany to drive growth this year, its executives said after releasing results showing it made €8(...)

Etihad has said it will accept offer

Where key Aer Lingus shareholders stand on IAG’s €1.36 billion bid: Ryanair, 29.8 per cent: Says it will weigh any offer it receives on its merits Sta(...)