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 Ryanair aircraft at   Rome’s Ciampino airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

What has Ryanair announced? The airline said in a surprise move early on Friday that it would recognise trade unions in a bid to head off threatened(...)

Ryanair’s concession of  union recognition  – albeit with conditions – will likely see pilot strike threat withdrawn and showcases the  airline’s ability to act decisively in the face of fast-changing events. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

And so Michael O’Leary has saved Christmas. At least that’s the line Ryanair’s well-oiled marketing machine will spin. The unions have yet to call o(...)

In a statement, Impact confirmed that it had contacted Ryanair and sought an immediate meeting with management to “clarify issues and make progress”

Trade unions stopped short of calling off threatened strikes at Ryanair after the airline ditched its policy of refusing to recognise such groups. Ry(...)

Representation row: Ryanair argues that its existing structure is already a fair collective bargaining system and that it has the Supreme Court’s approval.  Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ryanair pilots are heading for their first ever strike within the next few days in what could turn into a battle of wills between them and the airline(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: He provoked outrage in September  when he suggested at a press conference that pilots have an easy job. File photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

A row over seat allocation charges, cancellations and pilots’ unrest have contributed to a turbulent few months at Ryanair. June Passengers complai(...)

The Ryanair pilots case continues.

One of three pilots being sued by Ryanair has denied in the High Court an allegedly defamatory email was an “attempt to bring the company to its knees(...)

Martin Duffy was a Ryanair pilot until his dismissal in 2001. Photograph: AFP

A former Ryanair pilot and current strategic management consultant has told the High Court he accepted he should have disclosed an email as part of th(...)

Apple’s Jade holds entries in the two-mile Ryanair Hurdle and the three-mile Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown’s Christmas festival. Photograph: Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team has indicated there is “a fair chance” star mare Apple’s Jade will test her stamina over three miles for the f(...)

Eighty-four ballots were issued to Ryanair pilots, of whom 79 pilots voted for industrial action. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

For the second time in a matter of months, Ryanair’s passengers are caught in the middle of a potential crisis at the airline. Irish pilots have vote(...)

Joe Duffy: “The punters knew the banks were dodgy before the politicians did.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When Joe Duffy was a child in Ballyfermot he came upon two adult neighbours having a row. He did what Joe Duffy does to this day. He got involved. “I (...)

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