Stobart has held the Aer Lingus Regional contract since 2011. The services link the Republic’s airports with provincial centres in Britain.  Photograph: iStock

Talks on a new Aer Lingus Regional deal could be concluded in several weeks, it emerged on Thursday. Aer Lingus began exclusive negotiations with Eme(...)

The new 3.1km runway at Dublin Airport is expected to be operational next year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan has expressed concern that restrictions on Dublin Airport’s new €320 million runway could hinder foreign direct in(...)

 Conor McCarthy: he is the biggest shareholder in aircraft maintenance group Dublin Aerospace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Businessman Conor McCarthy’s Emerald Airlines is poised to take over the Aer Lingus regional contract when it is renewed in two years’ time. Aer Lin(...)

Conor McCarthy: he is  the biggest shareholder in aircraft maintenance specialist Dublin Aerospace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Emerald Airlines, a new carrier backed by aviation entrepreneur Conor McCarthy which is bidding for the Aer Lingus Regional contract, is seeking a lic(...)