Ibec CEO Danny McCoy: ‘Length of the lockdown will help determine the scale of the fall in economic activity.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers have warned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the Government must focus on saving livelihoods as the economic fallout from Covid-19 deepens. Dann(...)

  Lufthansa’s €9bn state bailout   will be the biggest aid deal offered so far by a European government to an airline grounded by pandemic restrictions. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Coronavirus travel bans might be about to turn European aviation’s clock back almost 30 years, reintroducing state ownership of airlines. Germany’s go(...)

 Ryanair Holdings chief executive Michael O’Leary argued the Republic should be following the lead of Spain, France, Italy and other holiday destinations by lifting restrictions on visitors from next month. Photograph: Getty Images

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary boss has urged the Government to abandon what he says are “ineffective” quarantine rules for overseas travellers. And he(...)

“Ryanair will appeal against this latest example of illegal state aid to Lufthansa, which will massively distort competition and [the] level playing field into provision of flights to and from Germany for the next five years,” Mr O’Leary declared.

Ryanair will challenge a €9 billion government bailout of German rival Lufthansa, the Irish carrier confirmed on Tuesday. The German government this (...)

 Lufthansa aircraft   at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Schönefeld, Germany. The German government and Lufthansa have reached an agreement on a bailout rescue package. Photograph: EPA/Oliver Lang

Ryanair is almost certain to oppose the German government’s €9 billion bailout of airline group Deutsche Lufthansa. Germany’s government confirmed o(...)

Ryanair Holdings climbed 2.29% to €10.96 despite news that Germany would bail out the Irish airline group’s rival, Deutsche Lufthansa. File photograph: Getty

Shares rose yesterday as investors’ hopes that countries would begin easing Covid-19 restrictions grew. However, London was closed for the spring ban(...)

Aer Lingus is asking passengers to provide their own face masks. Photograph: iStock

All passengers flying with Aer Lingus from Thursday May 21st must wear masks, the Irish airline has confirmed. Aer Lingus is operating less than 10 p(...)

Eddie Wilson, chief executive of Ryanair DAC

Quarantines are ineffective because they cannot be policed, according to Ryanair DAC chief executive Eddie Wilson. The UK plans to introduce a 14-da(...)

Ryanair expects to carry 80 million passengers this year, close to half it expected before the pandemic.

Ryanair shares surged almost 16 per cent on Monday despite the group predicting that it would lose €200 million in the three months to the end of June(...)

Michael O’Leary expects Ryanair  flights to reach about 40 per cent of the usual schedule in the month they resume, most likely late June or early July, increasing to 60 per cent by September. Photograph: Getty

Ryanair told Europe’s top competition official that it may go to court to stop France and other countries from “selectively gifting billions of euros (...)

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