On Monday, it emerged that Ryanair had joined a significant number of other airlines, including Aer Lingus, in primarily offering vouchers to passengers whose flights have been cancelled as the coronavirus crisis continues. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

The aviation regulator has moved to reassure anyone whose flights were cancelled as a result of Covid-19 that they are entitled to a refund. In a sta(...)

Leaving passengers with nowhere to go?: Ryanair and Aer Lingus say they are fully compliant with EU refund rules for cancelled flights. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Passengers’ anger at airlines pressing them to accept vouchers instead of refunds for cancelled flights has mounted as the Minister for Transport cons(...)

Normally clients get barristers’ services through their solicitors, but the direct access scheme allows organisations that register for it to circumvent this.

Barristers can give legal opinions direct to organisations including charities and State bodies, rather than through solicitors, to aid these groups i(...)

Why is Aer Lingus continuing flights to the US when we are advised against non-essential travel and currently denied entry into the US anyway? Photograph: iStock

With thousands of people falling ill in Ireland in recent days and far too many people losing their lives as a result of the coronavirus pandemic at h(...)

The approach to Dublin Airport. The IAA has said it expects a “significant drop in revenue for March and April and potentially longer”

Air travel safety watchdog, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), expects Covid-19 to make a sharp dent in its €200 million a-year revenues. The State (...)

A flight departure boards showing cancelled flights to Dublin and Belfast with Flybe. Photograph: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

News that British airline Flybe has gone into administration has been a cause of dismay for thousands of passengers who had booked to fly with the reg(...)

Ryanair had challenged determinations  directing compensation to be paid to ten passengers. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Ryanair has lost its High Court bid to overturn decisions requiring the airline to pay compensation to ten passengers over flight cancellations due to(...)

Ryanair welcomed the ruling on Wednesday

Ryanair has welcomed a UK court ruling that the airline is not liable to pay compensation for disruptions caused by strike action. Judge Iain Hughes (...)

Outgoing minister for transport Shane Ross after being eliminated from the count. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

In what could yet be one of his last acts as Minster for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross has appointed the panel that will hear State company(...)

DAA maintains that it cannot pay for a planned €2 billion expansion of Dublin Airport, needed to allow it to handle up to 40 million passengers a year by 2030, if the charges are cut. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Senior counsel Eoin McCullough will chair a panel that will hear Dublin Airport’s challenge to a controversial ruling by regulators that it slash pass(...)

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