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Aer Lingus’s decision to close its Shannon Airport base – with the potential loss of 126 cabin and ground crew – was a big focus for politicians at the hearing.

Aer Lingus faces a “damp squib” of a summer, according to recently appointed chief executive Lynne Embleton. She told the Oireachtas committee on tran(...)

Committee members want to quiz Aer Lingus  on plans to close its Shannon Airport base, with the potential loss of 126 jobs, and temporarily lay off staff at Cork in the autumn, while work goes ahead on the runway there. Photograph: Collins

Aer Lingus chief executive Lynne Embleton will face politicians later this month after a row stalled a meeting between the airline and an Oireachtas c(...)

The Dáil was told that negotiations on a financial support package for Aer Lingus is an opportunity to safeguard Shannon’s future. Photograph: Brendan Gleeson

The decision by Aer Lingus to reverse its decision to close permanently its base at Shannon Airport and lay off staff temporarily at Cork Airport cont(...)

 Tánaiste Leo Varadkar: he insists he has not broken the law, and defended his actions by saying he  circulated the contract to encourage NAGP members to agree to it.  Photograph: Alan Betson

“What I’m saying is it’s not going to arise,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar on the prospect of charges being brought against him on the back of the Garda(...)

Mr O’Hara suggested that post offices facing the greatest jeopardy were those at the margins of profitability.  File Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Up to 200 post offices are likely to close over the next 12 to 18 months in the absence of new State financial support, postmasters have warned. Ned (...)

Shannon Airport

Even though the end of the Covid-19 crisis could be in sight, air travel still faces a struggle to return to normal that could drag on for years. So t(...)

Officials from National Broadband Ireland  appeared before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport and Communications Networks to discuss the €3bn  scheme

The company behind the National Broadband Plan has been criticised for not providing sufficient information about the rollout of the plan on its websi(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence Simon Coveney meets US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Mick Mulvaney at Dept of Foreign Affairs, Iveagh House

Donald Trump’s envoy for Northern Ireland has downplayed the risk of a UK law threatening the peace agreement saying the bill was “a safety net” in ca(...)

US president Donald Trump  picks up a bowl of shamrocks at  the White House in  2018. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP

Rather than the Taoiseach going to Washington to meet the US president, the next incumbent in the White House should be invited to Ireland for St Patr(...)

Robert Troy said  the resumption of  events with very restricted attendances will ‘create obvious potential for the resale of scarce tickets at inflated prices’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A Government Minister has warned of the return of ticket touting when live gigs and sports events resume with limited capacity in the wake of the Covi(...)

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