Uniphar chief executive Ger Rabbette (left) and chairman  Maurice Pratt. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Healthcare equipment business changing hands for reported €65m

 Former Workplace Relations Commission chairman Kieran Mulvey during Mediation talks between Ryanair and Unions at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Airline and union met for a fourth day under mediator Kieran Mulvey

Negotiations between Ryanair and Ialpa  are set to resume on Friday as the sides continue to seek an end to the deadlock that has led to five one-day strikes at the airline. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Talks to restart at Dublin Airport between airline and Irish Airline Pilots’ Association

Lloyds Pharmacy workers picket the chain’s Nutgrove branch in Dublin. About 270 staff in 40 of the chain’s stores are due to strike for the eighth time on Saturday. Photograph: Garrett White

Mandate says it was told chain allowed head office staff vote on shop-floor conditions

Housebuilder Cairn Homes fell 1.66 per cent to €1.542 as concerns over slowing property price inflation and rising construction costs weighed on investors.

Market report: Ryanair climbs amid signs of easing industrial relation tensions

(Left) Former Workplace Relations Commission chairman Kieran Mulvey & Eddie Wilson, chief people officer at Ryanair. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Talks ended at 12.30am on Thursday morning after a 12 hour session

Former Workplace Relations Commission chairman Kieran Mulvey during Mediation talks between Ryanair and Ialpa, the pilots’ union,  at Dublin Airport. Photograph:  Collins

Both sides have agreed not to make any public comment during mediation

The pilots’ union has also warned that a threat of redundancies at Ryanair’s Dublin Airport base has complicated the dispute. Photograph: Thomas Frey/AFP/Getty Images

Both sides have agreed not to make public comment until the talks are complete

Turnover at Shannon Foynes rose 5.7 per cent last year to €14 million

The quantity of cargo the port handled last year rose 4% to 11.3m tons

Take-offs and landings in July were up 4.3%  at Dublin Airport, Cork was up 0.5%,   and Shannon rose by 8%

Irish Aviation Authority records 115,834 aircraft movements in Republic’s airspace during the month

Alan Walsh, chief executive, of IPL Plastics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Group says increased raw material, transport and labour costs hit Q2 results

Peter Collins of Kennedy Wilson photographed at its development at Clancy Quay in Dublin in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Collins succeeds Mary Ricks in the role following her promotion to group president

The new facility in the airport’s terminal two will handle four times the number of transfer passengers now passing through Dublin.

Number of passengers using Dublin for connecting flights up 17 per cent this year

Former Workplace Relations Commission chairman Kieran Mulvey and Eddie Wilson chief people officer with Ryanair during mediation talks between Ryanair and unions at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

No further strike action notice will be issued while negotiations continue, union says

Aryzta said it would raise the cash by issuing new shares, giving the right to current investors to buy the stock in proportion to their existing holdings

Irish-Swiss baker seeking to reduce €2bn debt as group’s value falls by €420m

Lloyds Pharmacy workers picket the Nutgrove branch in Dublin in June. Mandate members working at the chain plan further one-day strikes for August 18th and August 25th. Photograph: Garrett White

About 300 staff to step up industrial action over pay and trade union recognition

Ryanair pilots on strike at Dublin Airport on Friday which was the fifth   24 hour work stoppage by pilots over pay and conditions. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Collins

Around 100 of Ryanair’s 350 Irish-based pilots held fifth one-day strike on Friday

Aryzta chairman  Gary McGann and chief executive  Kevin Toland. Analysts agree that the management team has inherited most of the problems with which they are now wrestling. Photograph: Alan Betson

Investors fleeing company which makes Cuisine de France bread and McDonald’s buns

Troubled Irish-Swiss baker Aryzta is not due to publish accounts for its last financial year until October 1st.

Troubled baker faces having to raise about €335m by selling new shares

Ryanair is facing strike in five countries on Friday after the airline’s attempt to halt a walkout by Dutch pilots failed. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Airline now facing stoppages in five countries, with nearly 400 flights cancelled

Avolon’s headquarters in Dublin. Orix Corporation agreed to buy 30 per cent of Avolon from Bohai Capital.

Ratings agencies signal upgrade for Irish aircraft lessor on back of deal

The German pilots will join their Irish, Belgian, Swedish and possibly Dutch colleagues on the picket line

Irish pilots among those taking action with bulk of trips affected going to and from Germany

The World Cup, which ended in July, will add £8 million to Paddy Power’s profits this year.

Betting giant expects full year earnings between £460m and £480m

Horse Sport Ireland chief executive Ronan Murphy,  Lucinda Creighton and economist Jim Power at an RDS  discussion about the challenges that Brexit poses to the Irish sport horse industry. Photograph: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

Former European affairs minister says it would be hard to see any deal emerge if talks drag into the new year

Eamonn O’Kennedy, a former finance director of Cairn Homes. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Cairn’s former finance director Eamonn O’Kennedy to receive 500,000 shares, which will vest in two lots

 Ryanair pilots  on the picket line outside Ryanair headquarters in Airside, Swords,   on their fourth day of official strike action. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/  Collins

Ialpa members welcome the appointment of Kieran Mulvey as mediator in dispute

Eureka secondary school in Kells which was under construction as part of the PPP programme that was jointly funded by the now bankrupt Carillion. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Latest tender price survey from the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland shows that building costs are likely to increase by 7.4(...)

Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy: report suggests new supply chains to service existing markets be explored.  Photograph: Iain White

Irish food products being shipped via Britain to other EU states may be held up at customs

Aryzta,  the company behind Cuisine de France bread, had net debt of €1.6bn   at the end of January, the half-way point in its financial year

Irish-Swiss bakery group ends the day down 8.82 % on Swiss stock exchange

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg

Aryzta falls 8.8% after broker warns the company could have to ask shareholders for more cash to ease debt woes

A well production test at the Corrib field, 80km off Co Mayo.  “Gas production from Corrib has already started to decline, and by 2025 will supply less than 20%  of Ireland’s demand.”

Engineering academy says country will need new gas sources from early 2020s when reserves in Corrib and Kinsale fields decline

Ryanair has proposed Kieran Mulvey, former head of the Workplace Relations Commission as a third-party mediator

Airline proposes former labour relations chief Kieran Mulvey as mediator

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said the company performed strongly in both unit revenue and costs.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Montreal on shortlist for new transatlantic flights

Bank of Ireland chief executive Francesca McDonagh

Banks share 60% of mortgage market, and their dominance is scaring competitors away

Ryanair is now facing possible strikes in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden on Friday, August 10th. Photograph: EPA

Union signals willingness to involve third party in dispute

Ryanair says it is  at various stages of agreeing collective labour agreements with pilots’ unions in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. Photograph: Heino Kalis/Reuters

Airline to meet British pilots’ union on Thursday

Pretax profits were up 70 per cent in the first half when compared to the same period of 2017. Photograph: Bloomberg

Smurfit Kappa ahead by 3% on strong first-half numbers

Ryanair said it had received notice of strikes on Friday August 10th by pilot unions in Belgium and Sweden. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Unions in four countries plan stoppages for next week as industrial action escalates

FBD, closely linked to farming and rural communities, recently opened a branch on Baggot Street in Dublin to target consumers and small enterprises

Irish insurer reports 70% rise in pretax profits over first six months

The Nevin Economic Research Institute report calls for  increased investment in Ireland’s infrastructure to protect the Republic from threats such as Brexit.  Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Report shows State spends less per pupil at all levels of education than European peers

Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, with Chief Justice Frank Clarke and Mr Justice Liam McKechnie, dismissed Clare Manor’s appeal against the High Court ruling. Credit: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

Owners of Clare Manor Hotel allege corruption in refusal to grant planning for housing

Goodbody’s managing director Roy Barrett and the firm’s other senior managers will remain with the business under the terms of the deal.

New owner to boost Irish firm’s international expansion plans

Permanent TSB chief executive Jeremy Masding said existing regulations would continue to protect homeowners after the loans were sold. Photograph: Alan Betson

Project Glas loans secured against 10,700 properties sold to Start Mortgages

Demand from students for accommodation is strong. Photograph: Frank Miller

Dublin 8 property, bought last year for €8m, was sold for €47m to Invesco Real Estate

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Airline chief executive’s move last year cut his remuneration to €2.3m

Ryanair said on Monday that it has invited Fórsa to meet following the strike, which it says will involve just 25 per cent of its Irish pilots

Pilots in Germany vote for industrial action in support of pay claim

New lending at BOI  rose by 16 per cent to €7.7 billion in the first half of the year, driven by mortgage lending growth. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Bank has €5.9bn of home and business loans on its books that have fallen into arrears

CityJet provides craft and crew to fly regional routes for SAS. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Airlines’ ‘wet leasing’ co-operation deal hit by staff shortages in peak summer season

Ryanair said on Thursday that it has cancelled 20 of 300 flights scheduled for Friday August 3rd as a result of the strike. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach ‘concerned’ about impact on holidaymakers as fourth pilots’ strike to go ahead

The Irish Greyhound Board sold its Harold’s Cross track to cut its €16.2 million debt.

Protests over sale of Harold’s Cross track led to 22-week closure of Shelbourne Park site

Ardagh chairman and chief executive Paul Coulson, said the group’s second-quarter figures reflected good performances in three of its four divisions.

Packaging group revenue up more than 10 per cent to $4.57 billion in first half of year

The Irish Airline Pilots’ Association said members at Ryanair would hold a fourth strike on Friday, August 3rd.

Airline makes threat as it issues protective notice to pilots and cabin crew

Robots weld vehicles in the body shop at the BMW factory in South Carolina: car firms are wary of being at the centre of the next wave of the trade war.

Market report: Bank stocks gain ground in Dublin while Tullow Oil climbs in London

Duff & Phelps sought permission for a gym, cafe and other facilities alongside the apartments at the planned Sandyford development.

An Bord Pleanála gives green light for scheme on former Fleming property

Aidan Heavey: a true trail blazer in Irish exploration  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Oil man who founded business as small gas producer in Senegal leaves firm in good shape

Tullow expects full-year production from working oil and gas wells in West Africa and the North Sea to be 89,000 to 95,000 barrels a day. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish-based group to drill in Guyana, near where Exxon Mobil found 4bn barrels of crude

 Ryanair pilots  outside the airline’s  headquarters  in Airside, Swords, during   their third one-day stoppage. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Firm re-accommodated or refunded 2,500 passengers affected by third one-day stoppage

Nama expects to have earned a surplus of €3.5bn  for the State once it has finished its work

In some cases developers contributed money raised from selling jewellery and luxury goods towards repaying Nama

Aer Lingus flies 10 times a-week between Cork and Amsterdam Schiphol, which is one of Europe’s biggest hubs.

MEP says service offers business crucial connections

An air traffic control tower.  Photograph: Thierry Roge/AFP/Getty Images

Airlines complain to Brussels after number of French air traffic control strikes trebles

Stalls on Moore Street. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

High-profile battle site between O’Connell and Moore streets has been centre of dispute

Ryanair pilots picketing outside the company’s head office in Swords, Co Dublin last week. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Strikes, the heatwave and even the World Cup have been putting pressure on air fares

Michael O’Leary  said Ryanair had sold 96%  of the seats on its aircraft, which was an industry-leading load factor

Airline’s share price tumbles 6.7% in Dublin following release of its first-quarter results

Alucraft worked on the facade of the new building at 10 Molesworth Street in Dublin.

Projects include the European HQ of tech giants LinkedIn and Amazon in Dublin

An image of the apartment block on Eglinton Road in Donnybrook that Avestus is seeking permission to build.

Council seeks more information for plan for 94 apartments on small Eglinton Road site

Ryanair strikers outside the airline’s HQ in Swords, Co Dublin, on Friday, July 20th.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Fórsa warns airline it will be notified of additional stoppages after Tuesday’s strike

An estimated 58 Irish people were left stranded in Bourgas, on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast as a result of the company’s problems.

Fanfare, Buzz Travel and Irish Film Tours lose travel agents’ licence

Norwegian Air will begin flying for the first time from Dublin to Hamilton Airport in Canada, which is about 80km from Toronto, from March 31st next. Photograph: Pawel Kopczynski/Reuters

Airline to boost services from Cork, Dublin and Shannon by 37 per cent next summer

Ryanair pilots  on the picket line outside Ryanair Headquarters in Swords on Friday

Pilots picket airline HQ as second one-day stoppage gets under way

Members of the trade union Mandate picketing at Lloyds Pharmacy in Nutgrove Shopping Centre, Rathfarnham, in June. Photograph: Garrett White

About 270 workers in dispute with company over pay, conditions and union recognition

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

UK retailer Sports Direct down 7.2%, mainly due to loss on its investment in Debenhams

Located in Staffan, Co Kildare, the K Club has a 134-bedroom hotel and two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by major-winning US professional, Arnold Palmer.

550-acre property includes hotel and championship golf course

Ryanair said on Thursday that it had signed a union recognition agreement with Verdi in Germany. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Second strike takes place on Friday; and airline has agreed to recognise German union

Ryanair pilots picket outside Dublin Airport last week. Ryanair met trade union representatives on Wednesday in an effort to break the deadlock that threatens pilot strikes at the airline on Friday

Both the airline and trade union accept that Friday’s stoppage will go ahead

Ryanair’s chief operations officer Peter Bellew (left) and chief people officer Eddie Wilson, who has asked pilots to postpone an “unnecessary” strike scheduled for Friday. File photograph: Collins

Airline says 24 flights between Ireland and UK will be cancelled if the strike goes ahead

Irish businessman Dermot Desmond is among the owners of Barchester Healthcare. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Owners of Barchester Healthcare have mandated JP Morgan to assess their options

 Dublin Airport slid to number 1,083 of 1,200 airports worldwide in June from 931 during the same month in 2017

Concerns as State’s biggest airport falls in international rankings for on-time performance

Niki Lauda and Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary in Vienna on March 28th to announce their plans for Laudamotion. Photograph: Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

German airline says Laudamotion failed to make lease payments, Ryanair says Lufthansa owes Laudamotion €1.5m

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Purchase of 75% of Austrian carrier founded by ex-F1 champion Niki Lauda approved

Ryanair pilots, who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association, on picket duty at Dublin Airport on Thursday.  Photograph: Conor Healy

Airline says action ‘achieved nothing’ as Ialpa says members will not fly on July 20th and 24th

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on July 12th. Photograph: AP Photo/Richard Drew

Markets rise as global trade tensions ease, and the Sky bidding war heats up

Ryanair pilots, who are members of the Irish Airline Pilots’ Association, on picket duty at Dublin airport during a one-day strike at the airline. Photograph: Conor Healy

The ballot allows for one-day and two-day stoppages, so further strikes are likely

 UrbanVolt chief executive Kevin Maughan said the new deal would underwrite the international expansion that the company began this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

British company Low Carbon invests in firm that uses LED lights to improve efficiency

Ryanair said it had re-accommodated customers booked on 30 cancelled Ireland-UK flights and indicated it expected little disruption outside that.

Airline and union indicate willingness at talks to set up working group

Ryanair chief executive  Michael O’Leary.

Airline says all services from Ireland to Europe will operate normally during strike

The developers argue that Nama is taking cash meant to repay nationalised banks’ debt and using it for housebuilding and the redevelopment of Dublin’s docks. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Review sought of commission ruling allowing Nama finance clients’ building projects

Ryanair wrote to Ialpa on Monday agreeing to meet in a neutral venue, breaking a deadlock over where talks should take place. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Industrial action likely to proceed despite planned meeting, union says

The statutory panel’s ruling means it is likely that the regulator will have to allow EirGrid to agree a new contract with Viridian’s Huntstown plants. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Huntstown plants could now remain open following ruling by statutory panel

Ryanair will update affected passengers on Tuesday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews.ie

One-day stoppage likely to go ahead on Thursday

Avolon’s HQ. During the period, the company extended, partially repaid and changed the interest rate of a $5bn debt. It also increased another facility by 37% to $1.44bn.

Firm buys from manufacturers like Boeing, Airbus and then leases to airlines worldwide

Ryanair let the union genie out of the bottle shortly before Christmas when it was facing strike threats from Ialpa, VC and their Italian counterpart Anpac among others. File photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Unrest is growing and the executive's antipathy to unions is not helping

Horse sports (which do not include racing) and the breeding industry linked to them employ 14,057 people and contribute €816 million a year to the economy. Photograph:  Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty

Investment in show jumping, breeding and dressage may yield €400m a year, group says

A Ryanair Boeing plane takes off at Lisbon’s airport on Thursday. Cabin crew in Portugal, Belgium and Spain – Ryanair’s third largest market – plan 48-hour strikes on July 25th and 26th. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

Airline wants to meet in its Swords headquarters while Ialpa wants neutral venue

 Oliver Richardson, left, and Eoin Coates,  of the International Transport Workers Federation at a press conference at Fórsa trade union, as Ryanair cabin crew come together in Dublin to voice their grievances and formulate a charter of demands. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Union ‘considering’ invitation to meet airline to discuss proposals on seniority

 Ryanair cabin crew from across Europe and North Africa  come together in Dublin to voice their grievances and formulate a charter of demands. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Call for end of promotion and disciplinary procedures being tied to in-flight sales

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We will investigate whether regional and local authorities in France granted an undue economic advantage to Ryanair over its competitors.”

Airline received substantial sum to promote Montpellier as tourist destination – Vestager

If in doubt, prospective passengers should contact Ryanair.

Q&A: What does pilot strike vote mean for passengers

Ireland has around 65%  of the global leasing market. Airlines will have to spend $100bn   to $120bn   a year on acquiring craft over the next two decades

Singapore and Hong Kong bidding to lure key industry players from the Republic

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