The German DAX graph  at the stock exchange in Frankfurt. Photograph: Reuters/Staff

European shares closed at their highest in more than a year on Thursday as Italian stocks surged on relief that Rome had avoided European Union discip(...)

Aer Lingus says an Airbus A320 aircraft was damaged at Dublin Airport on October 16th, 2017, “when an unsecured unit load device container . . . struck one of the engines on the aircraft”.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Aer Lingus has gone to court seeking to recover costs incurred in repairing an engine that was damaged during Storm Ophelia in 2017. The airline, ow(...)

Load factor rose by 0.8 percentage points  to 81.3

Aer Lingus recorded an 8 per cent rise in the number of passengers it carried last month versus March 2018. The airline, which is now owned by Intern(...)

Sean Doyle says he was “flattered and surprised” to be asked to take over as Aer Lingus chief executive. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“There’s no room for complacency in this business.” It’s not exactly a mantra, but it’s a phrase that Aer Lingus chief executive Sean Doyle repeats o(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh speaking at the Aviation Club UK event,  at the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Irish carrier Aer Lingus is the most profitable in a group that includes British Airways and Spain’s Iberia. Willie Walsh, chief executive of Aer Li(...)

Ryanair came in 67th place, or sixth last, in a survey of international airlines. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Ryanair has been ranked as the sixth worst airline in a survey of 72 international airlines, based on a number of factors including its punctuality an(...)

Aer Lingus  sold 79.6% of the seats on its aircraft during the month. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish airline Aer Lingus’s business grew 14 per cent last month, figures released on Thursday show. The four carriers that make up Aer Lingus’s paren(...)

AIB was flat at €4.85 despite reports from brokers that someone had placed an order for 1.5 million of the bank’s shares. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Bloomberg

Continued nervousness about politics in Spain and Italy left shares trailing on Tuesday. DUBLIN The Irish market played catch-up with peers followin(...)

IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: said it was a “record performance” in the first quarter

Aer Lingus’s parent company has reported a first-quarter operating profit of €170 million, up from €155 million for the same period last year. Intern(...)

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange: US financial stocks were the biggest drag on the major indices as geopolitical concerns grew. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares edged marginally higher, reversing early falls, while uncertainty over the forthcoming French presidential elections also simmered. (...)

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