Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles Keidan with supporters outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

‘My overall conclusion: the appellants are right.” These were the words of Lady Justice Arden in the British Court of Appeal – and yet we lost our leg(...)

 Ryanair can presumably fall back on the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s decision to refuse to review its original finding. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair yesterday declared it was “manifestly wrong” of the UK Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) to refuse to review its 2013 ruling that the (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has signalled his company could buy any of Aer Lingus’s Heathrow landing rights. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has signalled his company could buy any Heathrow landing rights that are put up for sale if International C(...)

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s chief marketing officer: airline operator’s certificate would open up  new markets in the region such as Israel, Turkey and possibly parts of the Middle East.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ryanair plans to continue with its plans to expand in Cyprus even though the national airline for which it was bidding has been grounded. The Irish a(...)

 Michael O’Leary, chief exepective of Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, speaks at a press conference at Hahn Airport in Lautzenhausen, Germany. Photograph: Thomas Frey/EPA

Ryanair expects a ruling shortly on its challenge to a UK regulator’s attempts to force it to cut its stake in Aer Lingus to 5 per cent from 29.8 per (...)

Aer Lingus’s actual operations are likely to have delivered a profit of more than €60 million in 2014. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

The year ended with most in the aviation industry expecting International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to make another attempt to buy Aer Lingus (...)

Industry analysts believe that in order for the IAG approach for Aer Lingus to be considered realistic, it would have had to be in the region of €1 billion, or about €1.87 per share. Photograph: Alan Betson

The bid to buy Aer Lingus by rival group International Consolidated Airline Group (IAG) could have valued the Republic’s flag carrier at at least €1 (...)

Aer Lingus has Heathrow slots that could appeal to Willie Walsh-led IAG Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Aer Lingus shares surged by as much as 15 per cent on news that it had rebuffed a possible takeover approach from IAG, owner of rival British Airways (...)

Conference organiser prof Eunan O’Halpin of Trinity College Dublin said the mutiny was “above all an enormous British constitutional crisis”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

in The Curragh The Curragh Mutiny of March 1914 had a disastrous effect on discipline within the British Army and inflicted irretriev(...)

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar last year said the Coalition was no longer actively pursuing a sale of Aer Lingus. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The State’s 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus was back on the agenda this week after Abu Dhabi-based Etihad, a partner of the Irish airline, incr(...)

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