Aer Lingus and Miami, GoBus goes legal over station fees, and rich getting richer

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Aer Lingus is weighing the relaunch of its Dublin-Miami service after more than 1,000 people flew with the airline to the United States on Monday, according to chief executive Lynne Embleton, writes Barry O'Halloran.

Intercity coach operator GoBus is suing Galway Coach Station after it allegedly threatened to revoke its permission to use the station unless it signed a new contract that increased its loading bay fees by a factor of 10, despite reduced operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Colin Gleeson has the details.

Klarna Bank, the Swedish payments company, has officially launched in the fledgling 'buy now, pay later' market in the Republic, aiming to take advantage of the surge in online shopping that has been turbocharged by the Covid-19 pandemic. Joe Brennan reports.

Stockbroker Davy has hired an Irish-based equities fund manager with French investment giant Amundi, Martin Dolan, to become its next head of equity research, writes Joe Brennan.


Technology company Sidero is to create 75 jobs at its office in Athlone as part of a €4.5 million investment . Ciara O'Brien reports.

Denis O'Brien has had another swipe at Facebook, once again suggesting that it should contribute to the cost of rolling out expensive broadband networks in developing countries. But, as Cantillon notes, the numbers he quotes to back up his argument sometimes differ.

Did the rich get richer during the pandemic? Fiona Reddan examines this question in our weekly personal finance feature.

In Q&A, a father wonders if about the tax implications for his children if the inherit their deceased mum's share of her parents estates. Dominic Coyle offers some guidance.

In her media and marketing column, Laura Slattery notes how there's almost a full selection box of Christmas ads valiantly trying to capture our attention with impressive child actors and even more impressive faith in their brand's ability to have sufficient stock of key products at critical times.

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Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times