Conor Mccarthy

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The coffin of Monaghan GAA U20 star Brendan Óg Duffy is taken into St McCartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan town, for his funeral on July 21st. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

By the Sunday night after Brendan Óg Ó Dufaigh died, his body still wasn’t home from hospital. The local machinery that guides a place through these t(...)

Lynne Embleton, Aer Lingus chief executive. “I don’t think anybody doubts the importance of aviation, but I think what is possibly not understood is that time matters.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

On Tuesday last, Aer Lingus operated 34 flights. On the same date in 2019 – June 22nd – it had 318. “It’s just a handful,” says Lynne Embleton, who b(...)

Aer Lingus is considering operating some of its regional flights directly after 15 months of tough Government travel curbs forced its partner, Stobart Air, out of business. Photograph Bryan O’Brien

Covid restrictions and a struggle to find a buyer for the business saw Aer Lingus’s regional flights partner, Stobart Air, collapse of the weekend. S(...)

Donegal have been the poster boys for flattering to deceive, but topped their group in the league without talisman Michael Murphy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Nothing became Division One North of the football league like the ending of it. Stop the clock at various stages of injury-time and you could have sen(...)

Westmeath’s Fola Ayorinde in action with Down’s Jonny Flynn during their football league Division 2 clash at TEG Cusack Park, Mullingar. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It’s not often one can say that something happened in a Division 2 league game between Down and Westmeath in Mullingar which genuinely would be a spor(...)

Monaghan’s Conor McCarthy gets free of the Donegal defence to score  his third goal of the game in the Allianz Football League Division 1 North match at  Seán MacCumhaill Park  in Ballybofey. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Donegal 1-20 Monaghan 4-11 As Whit Sunday dawned, Declan Bonner was surely looking to the gods. Donegal might have salvaged a draw, coming from nine(...)

Stobart Air, which operates the regional service under a contract with Aer Lingus, confirmed that it would launch the route from George Best Belfast City Airport on July 1st.

Aer Lingus Regional is to begin flights from Belfast to Glasgow in July. Stobart Air, which operates the regional service under a contract with Aer L(...)

Stobart Air has held the Aer Lingus Regional contract since 2011.

Stobart Air’s majority owner Esken has reached a deal with Isle of Man group Ettyl to sell the airline. The company announced this morning it had r(...)

Shane O’Neill says Atlantic Aviation has bought Flybe’s former aviation maintenance services in Brize Norton for an undisclosed sum. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty

Shannon-based Atlantic Aviation Group has bought a former Flybe business that maintains cargo planes for Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF). Formerly kn(...)

Stobart has held the Aer Lingus Regional contract since 2011. The services link the Republic’s airports with provincial centres in Britain.  Photograph: iStock

Talks on a new Aer Lingus Regional deal could be concluded in several weeks, it emerged on Thursday. Aer Lingus began exclusive negotiations with Eme(...)

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