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 Galway Educate Together National School pupils Noah Mungoma and Annette Nhani try out some Greyfox Design school seating on display during the 21st Century Schools conference at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Parents and students alike are often very vocal about the impact of individual teachers on children’s learning – for better or for worse. But do we e(...)

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Irish aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation Capital believes that delays in the delivery of new Boeing planes that have hit Ryanair among others may not be fi(...)

Airbus  has been courting potential airline customers about a longer-range version of its A321 jet and could launch the model at next week’s Paris Air Show. Photograph: Ascar Barroso/Europa Press via Getty Images

Airbus is preparing to steal a march against rival Boeing with the launch of a new long-range aircraft that could pre-empt the US company’s plans for (...)

SMBC said  pretax profit rose almost 8 per cent year-on-year to a record $344 million. Photograph: iStock

Irish aircraft leasing specialist SMBC faces a delay in the delivery of 30 Boeing 737 Max planes while their manufacturer tackles safety issues that f(...)

 Alan Gorman (28) was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma at  17. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

When Alan Gorman started having pain in his feet at the age of 17 during his first months at college, a doctor put it down to an unbalanced diet and n(...)

SMBC Aviation Capital’s Peter Barrett:  “It’s definitely a much tougher environment now.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Airlines face a tougher environment than in recent years, when they benefitted from strong demand and cheap fuel, according to Peter Barrett, chief ex(...)

Stephen Kavanagh, former Aer Lingus CEO, will be a guest at  Airfinance Dublin 2019 at the National Conference Centre, organised by trade publication ‘Airfinance Journal’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hotels, restaurants, pubs and other businesses will share a €9 million boost to the economy this week from two gatherings of aircraft finance professi(...)

Peter Barrett, chief executive of SMBC Aviation Capital at their office in IFSC House Dublin.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A $1 billion (€884 million) boost from its parent has left aircraft lessor SMBC Aviation poised to cash in on demand from airlines to replace their fl(...)

Ryanair owns a 75 per cent stake in Laudamotion.

Laudamotion, the airline in which Ryanair has a 75 per cent stake, completed a deal to lease two Airbus aircraft to aid its growth plans. The airlin(...)

“This performance again proves the strength of our strategy which has been centred on managing the quality of a young, technologically advanced and fuel efficient portfolio,” said SMBC Aviation Capital chief executive Peter Barrett.  Photograph: iStock

Profit at Irish aircraft-leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital rose in the six months to September 30th, the company said. Pretax profit was up 7.5 p(...)

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