Irish-based Norwegian Air International originally intended launching the Boston service from the Irish airports in April.

EU-US row over airline’s transatlantic plans set for arbitration

A US Department of Homeland Security officer carries out a preclearance check at Shannon Airport: the airport handled 1.71 million passengers in 2015, up from 1.64 million the previous year. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/The New York Times

Profits cut to €300,000 after payout over Irish Airlines Superannuation Scheme

 DAX  stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany: Fashion brand Hermes, drinks-maker Campari and sportswear company Adidas all touched  record highs on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Hibernia Reit down 1.01% after announcing developments and €1.6m State lease

Ryanair grew profits by 4 per cent to €256 million in the three months to the end of June, but has to cope with growing uncertainty in its biggest market, the UK, after the country’s electorate voted to leave the EU.

O’Leary warned Brexit has led to a “economic uncertainty in both the UK and EU”

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary campaigned against a Brexit vote. The airline could cut back on flights between Ireland and London as it bids to combat the uncertainty after the  vote.

Airline could cut flights between Ireland and London as it bids to combat Brexit vote

Liquidator George Maloney of RSM with Dominic Walsh, chief executive of HSL, which has bought most of the assets of rival Eurosurgical. Photograph: Marc O'Sullivan

Hospital equipment supplier’s main creditor is Revenue, which issued €3m assessment

Hauliers on the M50. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shane Ross has cut the maximum load that hauliers can carry

 Independent TD Mick Wallace asked if Fianna Fáil had been ‘got to’ or had done a deal with the Government. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, is due to get a report next week on Nama’s controversial €1.6bn loans sale

Passenger numbers have continued to grow at Dublin Airport where another milestone was passed recently when it handled more than 100,000 travellers in a single day

The DAA, regulator and the airlines could end up butting heads over regulation and charges at Dublin Airport

Oil and gas explorer Providence Resources confirmed that it has paid off its debt to US lender Melody Capital with the payment of $20 million cash and 9.94 million shares.

Oil explorer confirms repayment of Melody debt and discharge of Transocean liability

Profits at Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital grew 22 per cent to $530 million (€480 million) last year.

Irish company’s revenues pass $1 billion for the first time

European competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: Truck makers’ cartel “involves a very large market and continued for a very long time”. Photograph: Francois Lenoir

European Commission fines Daimler, DAF, Iveco and Volvo/Renault over price fixing

SoftBank: agreed to buy ARM Holdings, causing European shares to surge. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Japan’s SoftBank Group’s $32 billion purchase of ARM boosts stocks across continent

Norwegian Air Shuttle chief executive Bjorn Kjos said  the new craft would fit with Norwegian’s expansion plans and future long-haul network. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Airline to use planes for transatlantic flights it hopes to launch from Cork and Shannon

HSL chief executive Dominic Walsh: said the Endosurgical acquisition would boost his company’s turnover to £18 million  a year from £10 million.

All Endosurgical staff to be kept on as firm transfers to its new owner as going concern

Ryanair:  among a number of airlines that experienced declines on Friday as a result of the attack in Nice, France. Photograph:  Eric Luke

Irish Continental Group bucks trend with advance, while Ryanair declines by 2.3 per cent

Brexit vote blamed as online travel agent calls in administrators

 Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow, Co Wicklow: tenants include Dunnes Stores, Argos and River Island, with  a rental income of €2.9 million a year

Competition regulator clears €33.25m Bridgewater purchase by merchant bank

Eamonn Brennan, chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority, pictured in the Air Traffic Control Tower at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Staff from the authority guide 2,200 overflights between Europe and the US daily

Developer Michael O’Flynn: he and his brother John have taken legal action against Nama. Photograph:  Brenda Fitzsimons

Developers in action to discover what O’Flynn Construction details were leaked by Farrell

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: among the four businessmen who  lost €450 million between them. Photograph:   Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary sees value of his 3.8 per cent stake in Ryanair fall €158m to €499m

Faithlegg House Hotel in Co Waterford, one of the hotels owned and managed by FBD Hotels & Resorts. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Hotels performed strongly in a recovering market last year, says company

Bord na Móna has agreed to extend the capacity at its landfill in Drehid, Co Kildare.

Semi-State body increased charge to €45 a tonne for its dump in Co Kildare

John Sisk & Sons said turnover rose €104 million in 2015 to €535 million while pretax profits increased 25 per cent to €13.7 million.

Turnover in greater Dublin to reach €350m, €300m in rest of country, company says

Duty free between EU member states ended in 1998. Image: iStock

Tax-free alcohol and perfumes could return to Republic-UK flights

IAG said  it no longer expects to generate an absolute operating profit increase similar to 2015. Photograph: PA

International Air Transport Association says weaker sterling may cut number of UK travellers

Refuse collectors in Lucan, west Dublin: the Republic is running out of landfill space required to dump about 600,000 tonnes of household waste a year. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins/Dublin

Reduced landfill and delays in incinerators have added to the State’s waste problem

Boylesports has 208 betting shops. Founder and owner John Boyle has said it remains committed to developing its retail business alongside its digital betting. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Rival Hacketts went into liquidation this week

“A strong manufacturing sector hinges on a robust infrastructure network”

Ibec director Aviné McNally says Ireland could thrive as world leader in quality manufacturing

An agreement has been reached with Paddy Power, who will honour any outstanding bets from Hacketts customers through their network of betting shops

Company’s 18 betting shops to close but bets to be honoured

UK shares ended higher with commodity stocks rebounding from early weakness, as the equities market continued to price in a greater likelihood of the country voting to stay in the EU. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Latest polls reveal campaign for Britain to remain in the EU has a one-point lead

Carrier close to decision on direct link to China from Irish capital

Panda Waste Service on Ballymount Road, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seven waste companies who are operating in Ireland

Irish-based builders’ merchant and DIY specialist Grafton inched up 0.38 per cent to 667.5 pence, bucking a trend that saw many construction-related stocks in London falling on Brexit fears. Photograph:  Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Shares in Dublin affected as investors weigh Brexit polls showing Leave side ahead

European Commission’s transport chief Henrik Hololei: “If the US today thinks it can cherry pick, then who knows if one day the EU wants to do the same thing?”

Norwegian is seeking a foreign airline permit from US authorities for Boston-Cork route

Ryanair stepped up its Shannon services considerably in April 2014 following the then government’s decision to axe the €3-a-head passenger tax. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Move follows reductions in other services including Shannon-Manchester route

 David Maguire, chairman of the Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) and ISEA member Peter Duff with Charlotte Maguire (age 7), from Dublin

New study shows huge potential for job creation from renewable energy

Bjorn Kjos, CEO Norwegian Air Shuttle: the airline is seeking a permit to fly from Ireland to the US but claims by unions and rival airlines that it is using the Republic as a flag of convenience to skirt labour protection have stalled its application

Allegations by unions and rival airlines have delayed bid to fly from Ireland to Shannon

Neil Pakey said that, along with the airport’s growth, the heritage business also expanded, winning the contract for this year’s 2016 centenary exhibition at the GPO in Dublin. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press 22.

Neil Pakey reveals group contributed extra €105m since DAA breakaway

Annette Hughes of DKM Economic Consultants said the State needed to “get out and build” rather than  acquiring homes to try a solve the shortage in social housing

Buying and renting homes risks squeezing private buyers out of market, says expert

Builders expect to complete 11,000 homes this year. Image: iStock

Industry expects strong growth this year

ACI’s figures cover 21 airports, including Dublin. Image: iStock

ACI claims increases of less than €3 a head and investment of €53bn

Ryanair said it grew its Irish traffic by 70% last year. Photograph: PA Wire

Growth comes as airline vies to become ‘Amazon of air travel’

Volkswagen: lost 1 per cent or more as a strengthening euro dragged on exporters. The World Bank late on Wednesday cut its outlook for global growth and said downside risks had become more pronounced since the start of the year. Photograph:  Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Stocks fall as World Bank cuts global economic growth predictions to 2.4 per cent

Former master of the Rotunda Sam Coulter-Smith:  a director of a company on Revenue’s list.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Company linked to Sam Coulter-Smith listed by Revenue

 Revenue Commissioners: developer and South Dublin Construction founder Michael Murphy  made a settlement of €2.4 million in tax, €2.8 million in interest and €1.4 million in penalties for a total of €7 million.

Settlement made for ‘underdeclaration of income tax, VAT, capital gains tax’

Cork Airport expects 2.25 million passengers to travel through there this year. The airport handled 207,701 passengers in May, 9.6 precent more than during the same month last year.

Passenger figures rose 9.6% to 207,701 in May

Crew on an Australian defence vessel search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight: the new Alert system can pinpoint the location of craft even in remote areas. Photograph: Reuters

Aireon-developed system able to pinpoint craft’s locations in remote areas of oceans

Nama: It is understood the agency plans to sell the newly acquired site to the Department of Education, which intends to build a number of schools in the east Cork town

JPDC sold site in Cork in 2007 to John F Supple whose debts agency took over

Traffic at Aer Lingus grew by more than 10 per cent over the first five months of the year according to figures from its parent, International Airlines Group (IAG).

Airline’s parent group carried 32 million travellers in first five months

  Willie Walsh   confirms that he has a 12-month rolling contract. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / Irish Times

Airline group chief says he has no plans to retire

Tony Tyler, director general of  Iata, speaks at the association’s agm in Dublin on Thursday  Photograph: Reuters

Industry expected to pass on environmental costs to consumers

David McWilliams, economist, Aer Lingus chief executive Stephen Kavanagh, AerCap chief executive Aengus Kelly, Kevin Toland, DAA chief executive, Eamonn Brennan, chief executive of the Irish Aviation Authority and Conor McCarthy, chief executive, Dublin Aerospace, at a discussion in the RDS ahead of the IATA AGM 2016 World Air Transport Summit . Photograph: Maxwells

Airline wants to launch low-cost service using its Irish-registered subsidiary

Chief executive of the airline’s parent, Norwegian Air, Bjorn Kjos, pointed out that the Government, aviation authorities and airports already back the airline’s plans.

Most Irish people say country needs low-cost transatlantic services, survey finds

Britain’s National Crime Agency is investigating claims that senior business people and politicians were to benefit from Nama’s sale of the loans, known as Project Eagle, to US company Cerberus in 2014 for €1.6 billion. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Britain’s National Crime Agency holds two men in North in fraud investigation

Cityjet plans to begin recruiting 10 trainee pilots in June who will ultimately fly routes on its expanded Irish and European network.

New staff will fly airline’s routes in Ireland and Europe

Dublin Airport: In 2015, a million of the 25 million people going through the airport were transfer passengers. That should rise this year as Aer Lingus adds services to Hartford Connecticut, New Jersey and LA. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

Airport also sees total numbers soar 15% to nearly 8 million in first four months of 2016

In 2013 the High Court said that the school transport scheme, which costs about €150 million a-year to operate, is not a commercial contract but an adminstrative arrangement between two State bodies, so it does not need to be put out to tender.

Company argued that State should put school transport service out to tender

Stephen Kavanagh, CEO of Aer Lingus: he says becoming part of the bigger group will allow Aer Lingus to grow its business faster and with less risk than as an independent airline. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The airline, bought by IAG for €1.4bn, could increase long-haul fleet to 20 over five years

 Stephen  Kavanagh, chief executive officer, Aer Lingus. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

As Aer Lingus hits 80 years old, it is following a strategy aimed at building transatlantic traffic

Alan Hynes: he was barred from the Institute of Chartered Accountants after complaints from investors who lost more than €18 million on his property ventures. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Goldman Sachs seeking to recover cash from Wexford accountant and his wife Noreen

Bjorn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle of which Norwegian Air International is a subsidiary: US unions such as the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association  claim Norwegian Air International will hire cheap labour in Ireland, undermining  employment standards and safety

US unions claim Norwegian Air International is using Irish registration to lower safety

Nama chief executive Brendan McDonagh said loans would be made on a stricly commercial basis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Builders claim scheme for 20,000 new starter homes constitutes Government aid

Norwegian Air Shuttle’s group chief executive, Bjorn Kjos.

Airline hopes to launch transatlantic flights from Cork and Shannon

Total employment at the Irish airline will now rise to 2,500

Irish airline to lease 15 SSJ100 craft

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair chief executive, during a Bloomberg television interview in London on Monday. Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Ryanair carried more than 106m passengers in the 12 months ended March 31st

Ryanair expects to save €200m on its fuel bill this year because of falling oil prices

Ryanair hopes fuel and cost savings will give it the scope to cut fares as it bids to fill extra aircraft

More than 25 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport in 2015 and it is set to break that record this year as customers such as Ryanair and Aer Lingus add new routes and boost capacity.

Move comes as hub plans new runway to cope with increased traffic

After-tax profits at Ryanair rose 43 per cent to €1.242 billion from €867 million in the 12 months ended March 31st 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Airline signals further fare cuts this year as capacity increases on European routes

Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance: a consultation last year highlighted the fact that start-ups, particularly those in technology, give shares to employees to encourage skilled staff to stay with the business. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Department of Finance wants businesses’ views on taxing gains on shares given to staff

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks were higher in trading on Friday, with the S&P and Dow on track to eke out their first weekly gains in five weeks as technology and financial stocks rose.

Investors shrug off concerns over possible US rate hike

Last year the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission siezed documents from CRH’s Irish Cement plant in Drogheda as part of an investigation.

High Court barred watchdog from reviewing e-mails siezed from Irish Cement director

Ryanair will fly Luxembourg-Stansted daily and Luxembourg-Porto five times a-week beginning in September. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Airline’s chief financial officer says it will be cheaper than going to bond market

The €125m engine order follows SMBC’s announcement in 2014 that it was ordering 110 Airbus A320 neos. Photograph: Reuters

Irish aircraft lessor orders 10 units from manufacturer CFM International

Jim Mullen, chief executive  of Ladbrokes has warned that a ruling demanding the combined group sell too many shops could derail the deal. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British competition watchdog to rule on merger by end of week

Debenhams Retail Ireland’s last accounts show that it owed its parent group €38.3 million on August 29th, 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson

Department store has lost €22m over three years and has liabilities of €5m

Nine new types of aircraft are due to be released this decade. Image: Thinkstock

Lessors likely to focus on narrow-body craft

Tripadvisor this year began rolling out its  instant booking system to markets beyond the US. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Online travel agent turns focus to tourist attractions

Michael O’Leary is among those who have signed a letter in support of Norwegian Air.  Photograph: Bloomberg

Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary among letter signatories

Then minister for transport, tourism and sport Leo Varadkar with former Stobart Air chief Seán Brogan in 2013. Photograph: Maxwells

Airline board’s rejection of buyout leads to second senior departure

 The Ryanair and Aer Lingus agreement would allow customers to fly the European leg of their journey with Ryanair and the long-haul element with Aer Lingus on one ticket.

Low-cost carrier also close to agreement with Norwegian airline

Potential homes: Cairn recently paid Ulster Bank €378 million to buy €1.75 billion in property loans, known as Project Clear, with the aim of taking over the development sites that the debts were secured against. Photograph: Getty

Control of more Project Clear sites confirmed bringing total scope to 11,220 homes

Former Paddy Power chief  Andy McCue: His 2015 package was made up of a €700,000 salary, €536,000 bonus, €173,000 in pension and benefits and €2.312 million in shares, which the Pensions & Investment Research Consultants report valued at €111.44 each. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Activist consultants claim Andy McCue’s €3.7m salary in 2015 was ‘excessive’

The European Cabin Crew Association (Eurecca) said on Tuesday that it has joined Europeans for Fair Competition (E4FC) a new organisation campaigning for level playing pitch between EU airlines and the state-owned Gulf carriers, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways.

Association says state-owned middle eastern carriers threaten jobs

EasyJet gained almost 4 per cent. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB all down but C&C, Easyjet and Dalata rise

Aer Lingus is weighing adding another service to the US in 2017

Aer Lingus owner says airline will not expand here if airport does not tackle bottlenecks

By 2019 80 per cent of IAG’s long haul fleet will be fitted with the system, known as 2Ku

Airline’s parent IAG has struck a new deal with US tech firm Gogo to provide wifi

Rivals Aer Lingus and Ryanair are close to a passenger sharing deal, according to International Airlines Group (IAG) chief executive, Willie Walsh.

Customers to fly part of journey with Ryanair and long-haul with Aer Lingus on one ticket

Shannon Airport has appointed Matthew Thomas of Canadian group Vantage as i

He previously worked on Canadian group Vantage’s $4 billion La Guardia bid

Noel Smyth: “Any funds who have purchased lands in Ireland again should be encouraged, incentivised and forced in every way possible to ensure that these lands are utilised for the purpose for which they were zoned.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Time

Lawyer and developer Noel Smyth calls for commitment from those buying land

 Tim Jeans: he joined Stobart as a non-executive chairman two years ago. File photograph: Eric Luke /The Irish Times

Tim Jeans took over as chairman at the Aer Lingus Regional franchise operator in October

Alan Walsh, chief executive of  One51  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Group’s shareholders include Dermot Desmond and Larry Goodman

Kerry Group’s chief executive Stan McCarthy delivers a results presentation for the company Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Appeal abandoned seven years after acquisition first agreed

The deal’s biggest beneficiary is likely to be Steripack founder and chief executive, Garry Moore, who owned 54 per cent of the group according to the company’s most recent accounts. Photograph: Alan Betson

Business that packaging company Bemis is purchasing had sales of €57 million last year

Accountant Alan Hynes:  was recently barred from the Institute of Chartered Accountants following complaints from investors who lost more than €18 million on his property ventures. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ennis Property Finance seeks judgment against Wexford accountant for €7.5m

Helicopters at  the Cheltenham Racing Festival:  Waypoint’s   fleet is made up of more than 125 craft operating in 26 countries. Photograph: Alan Betson

Limerick- and Connecticut-based firm plans to refinance some of its existing aircraft

Pilots’ unions on both sides of the Atlantic accuse Norwegian Air International of using Ireland as a flag of convenience to hire cheap labour

Washington to ‘tentatively’ approve Norwegian Air International’s application for a foreign carrier’s permit

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