Matt Staunton

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Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests present a “significant cost barrier to people weighing up their travel plans”.

Expensive pre-flight Covid-19 tests are a major barrier to air travel’s recovery from the pandemic’s impact, aviation unions warned on Thursday. Airp(...)

In his first day as the new chief executive of Aer Lingus, Stephen Kavanagh moved to reassure staff over the bid  for the airline from International Airlines Group (IAG). Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

FIONA REDDAN Aer Lingus union leaders are sceptical about assurances that existing agreements with the company will be honoured if International Cons(...)

IAG’s Irish chief executive, Willie Walsh, said the group’s offer of a veto “would give the Irish Government an important role that they do not have today in securing the future of Aer Lingus”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Barry O’Halloran and Mary Minihan Business groups in Dublin, Cork and Shannon will share a legally binding veto with the Government over the sa(...)

Director of the National Museum of Ireland, Raghnall Ó Floinn emailed staff this morning saying the board had taken no decisions on the introduction of entry charges or closure of facilities in its four museums. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The Board of the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) has said it is considering a number of options to address serious funding challenges.In a statement (...)

Leo Varadkar: concerned at the €175,000 pension top up paid to Aer Lingus boss Mueller last year. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

While we are on the topic of Aer Lingus executives, a colleague recently spied a copy of a letter from Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar to I(...)

Norwegian Air Shuttle has chosen Dublin as the headquarters for its long-haul business

Norwegian Air Shuttle plans to increase employment at its Irish office, which will play a significant role in(...)

The sale of the harvesting rights for the country’s State-owned forests has been abandoned. Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said the Governmen(...)

Fianna Fáil agriculture spokesman Éamon Ó Cuív said the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture found itself in a “farcical situation” in relation to the proposed sale of Coillte’s harvesting rights. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

Selling Coillte’s harvesting rights would generate only enough money to pay three weeks’ interest on the nation’s debts, the Oireachtas Committ(...)