Dublin-headquartered Fly recently agreed a $2.36 billion (€2 billion) sale to Carlyle, which plans to merge it with an existing aviation finance business. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft lessor Fly Leasing’s €2 billion sale to private equity player Carlyle Group should in the third quarter of the year, Colm Barrington, t(...)

Former Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington, chief executive of Fly Leasing. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Fly Leasing chief executive Colm Barrington said on Monday that private equity firms’ demand for assets prompted the Irish company’s $2.36 billion (€2(...)

Colm Barrington, former chairman of Aer Lingus.

Fly Leasing, the aircraft financier run by former Aer Lingus chairman, Colm Barrington, is reported to be considering a sale. Dún Laoghaire-based, Ne(...)

  Olympic Federation of Ireland president Sarah Keane.

The executive committee of the Olympic Federation of Ireland (OFI) has achieved full gender balance for the first time following the election of seven(...)

 Wicklow Sailing Club has scrapped the Round Ireland yacht race with the next staging of the race to take place in June 2022. Photograph: Inpho

The 704 nautical mile Round Ireland yacht race, due to start on Saturday 22nd August, has been cancelled for the first time since it began in 1980. T(...)

The Republic is a centre for aircraft leasing and finance, with most of the industry’s big players either headquartered here or with substantial businesses based in the State. Photograph: Getty Images

Covid-19 is likely to force more airlines into bankruptcies this year, potentially hitting aircraft lessors including Irish-based Aercap and Fly Leasi(...)

Fly Leasing purchased two additional aircraft for $60.9m during the quarter, bringing its fleet to 98 aircraft and seven CFM engines on lease to 45 airlines in 25 countries. Photograph: iStock

Fly Leasing, an aircraft finance business led by former Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington, has reported a net income of $54.1 million (€49m), or $1.(...)

A Boeing 737 Max plane in flight.

Aircraft lessors in the Republic are unlikely to immediately feel the pinch from the decision to ground the global fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8s, industr(...)

Colm Barrington: “Fly is expecting another great financial result in 2019”

Fly Leasing, the aircraft finance business led by former Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington, earned net profits of $85.7 million (€76.3m) last year, (...)

Robert Dickson (Howth YC) and Sean Waddilove (Skerries SC)  competing during the Hempel Sailing World Championships at Aarhus, Denmark.  Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

After months of speculation, the 2018 Volvo Irish Sailor of the Year award has been jointly won by the 49er skiff under-23 world champions Robert Dic(...)

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