Aviation leasing employs about 1,500 people and there are estimated to be another 3,500 jobs created in the broader economy

Aviation leasing is one of Ireland’s major success stories, starting in the 1970s with the launch of Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) by Tony Ryan, who we(...)

Ireland faces stiff competition from other aviation hubs that have emerged in recent years such as Singapore.

“Ireland is renowned globally as the birthplace of aircraft leasing,” says Marina Efthymiou, assistant professor in aviation management at Dublin City(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. As gridlock gripped Dublin’s roads in the early years of the century, he bought a taxi licence and plate for his own car, allowing him to use bus lanes to sail past bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to his office at the airport every morning. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

In 2001, British Airways’ budget offshoot Go began flying from Dublin to Glasgow and Edinburgh. “It’s about time Irish travellers had the opportunity (...)

Passenger numbers have risen 12.9 per cent at Bus Éireann this year. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

New Bus Éireann chief executive Stephen Kent has acknowledged that “significant challenges” lie ahead for the company after he was appointed to the po(...)

‘Our biggest competitive advantage is our pool of talent’

In the niche but lucrative world of aircraft leasing the question isn’t why establish in Ireland, but how could you not? Ireland invented the business(...)

 Former attorney general and chairman of Golden Sachs, the late  Peter Sutherland.

The following is an edited version of one of the last interviews Peter Sutherland gave prior to his death. Attorney general, European commissioner, d(...)

Elizabeth Magill with her work. Photograph: Hugo Glendinning

Can you ever have such a thing as too much beauty? Elizabeth Magill thinks you can. “Yeah, absolutely,” the artist laughs, describing how she treats a(...)

 Anglo Irish Bank signage. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a businessman’s appeal over whether an investment fund was entitled to sue him over a €30.5 million debt it bought f(...)

The Irish Aviation Authority describes Ireland as “A nation of aviators”. If that surprises you it can only be because the success of Ireland’s corpo(...)

Alec Burger: “There is no shortage of liquidity in the industry. Whether it’s lending, whether it’s on the equity side, the demand, I think, for exposure to aviation finance seems very robust.”  Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22

As Alec Burger settles down for our interview, he eyes the video conferencing screen in the meeting room we are using and wonders aloud if such techn(...)

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