Peter Bellew has been appointed as chief operations officer at Ryanair following the resignation of Michael Hickey. Photograph: Paul Faith/Getty Images

The first task of Ryanair’s new chief operations officer, Peter Bellew, will be to ease any strains in the airline’s relationship with its pilots, ind(...)

Carton House in Kildare.

Ryanair courts Bellew Ryanair wants to lure Peter Bellew, a former head of flight operations and now chief executive of Malaysia Airlines back to the(...)

Blackstone paid €67 million for the former Burlington Hotel in 2012. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Ireland’s recent economic history could be compared to a hotel, it would be the Burlington in Dublin. From a bonkers boom-time property play to bu(...)

 Stephen  Kavanagh, chief executive officer, Aer Lingus. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Stephen Kavanagh spent his first day as chief executive of Aer Lingus being grilled by politicians. While it was not a memorable start in the strictes(...)

Christoph Mueller: if you set Michael O’Leary on him brandishing a merger proposal, the Aer Lingus boss would probably win Bud:runway Run hands down

It’s good to see executives at Aer Lingus still have a finely-tuned nose for competition. According to a witty report on, the (...)

Christophe Mueller: plenty of leg room on new transatlantic flights

Aer Lingus chief executive Christophe Mueller was in fine fettle on Wednesday at the airport reception for the inaugural Aer Lingus Dublin-San (...)

The airline endured a good deal of turbulence last year as a row over the €780 million hole in the pension plan it operates jointly with Dublin Airport Authority dragged on.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Aer Lingus paid its chief executive, Christophe Mueller, €1.5 million last year, 15 per cent more than in 2012, the air(...)

Members of  Siptu at Dublin and Cork airports voted overwhelmingly yesterday to strike, while those at Shannon Airport and Aer Lingus are expected to deliver a similar result today.

Trustees of the insolvent Irish aviation workers’ pension scheme are expected to step into the row over its €780 million deficit later this week in a (...)

Michael O’Leary: at full gallop, just like the old days

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has come out swinging in a showdown with racing authorities over the frequency of late changes by his Gigginstown House S(...)

Siptu’s Aer Lingus committee will meet today to discuss “activating industrial action from the original ballot or having a fresh ballot for industrial action”

Siptu representatives at Aer Lingus will today consider balloting members for industrial action as the row over the airline’s pension difficulties dra(...)

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