The Commission for Aviation Regulation ruled in 2019 that DAA should cut passenger levies on airlines by 18 per cent to €7.87 a head over the five years to 2024. Photograph: Colin Keegan

Dublin Airport cannot face a third year of enforced below-cost passenger charges, Basil Geoghegan, chairman of its parent company, will warn politicia(...)

All the €1.8 million in the fund at the moment comes from the Department of Transport, according to the Commission for Aviation Regulation.

Taxpayers could contribute up to €5 million next year to help compensate holidaymakers hit by travel agent failures, it has emerged. Government cash (...)

The Department of Transport sets aside cash every year in case it is needed to to up the fund.

Taxpayers are funding compensation for holidaymakers hit by travel agency failures during Covid-19 as insurance provided by some businesses fell short(...)

David Walsh is buying Joe Walsh Tours’ brands, including Pilgrimages Abroad and Concorde Travel, websites, goodwill and other assets from the liquidators.

Former Joe Walsh Tours shareholder David Walsh is buying its main assets from liquidator KPMG in a bid to revive the business. The High Court appoint(...)

Merchant service providers give travel agents and tour operators the ability to accept debit and credit card payments for goods and services. Photograph: iStock

Travel agents are being asked to pay “utterly unfair” bond fees to merchant service providers (MSPs) that will render it “impossible” for many in the (...)

The High Court heard it is envisaged that affected customers will get their money back by making applications to the Commission for Aviation Regulation. Photograph: iStock

The High Court has appointed provisional liquidators to a well-known tour operator that provided group tours to places of pilgrimage. Joe Walsh Pilg(...)

Joe Walsh Tours: the Irish travel agent and tour operator has ceased trading with immediate effect. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ah, don’t tell me JWT is gone Afraid so. Joe Walsh Tours, one of Ireland’s oldest and best-known travel companies, has gone out of business. What ex(...)

Ryanair blames Cork Airport’s plan to carry out runway work in the autumn for closure of base.

Air traffic control charges have risen more than 30 per cent in the Republic this year, angering airline Ryanair. Safety regulator, the Irish Aviati(...)

The Commission for Aviation Regulation said it intended ‘to work with all stakeholders to review the 2019 determination in light of Covid-19’. File photograph: Colin Keegan

Covid-19’s devastating impact on air travel could prompt regulators to review a ruling that Dublin Airport cut passenger charges from this year. The (...)

The IAA regulates aviation safety, controls air traffic and aids aircraft in navigating through Irish and north Atlantic air space. Photograph: Getty Images

A spike in demand for pilot and aircraft engineer licences put pressure on resources at air travel regulators last year, according to a government-com(...)

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