Ryanair said  that the Republic’s National Public Health Emergency Team  took an extreme position while experts in most other EU states, and the European Centre for Disease Control, confirmed it was safe to travel.

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary on Wednesday accused public health officials of mismanaging the Covid-19 crisis and closing the Republic to bu(...)

The overall reductions across the airline’s network will be 20 per cent. Photograph:  Paul Faith/AFP via Getty

Ryanair’s announcement that it will cut flights in September and October provides a neat illustration of the challenges that the Irish airline group -(...)

Ryanair, which counts the UK as one of its biggest markets, hit a low of €11.485 during trade on Friday but regained some altitude before the close of business. Photograph: AFP via Getty

European markets drifted lower on Friday as the UK upped travel restrictions on European Union countries while US shares paused at near-record highs a(...)

Airline stocks including British Airways parent IAG fell on Thursday’s markets. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

European markets were muted on Thursday as some stocks lost part of the gains made a day earlier. Dealers said there was mixed reaction to the Europea(...)

A health professional prepares a needle during human trials for a Covid-19 vaccine in Brisbane, Australia. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/EPA

Good news from Covid-19 vaccine trials boosted markets on Wednesday. Both US group Moderna and the University of Oxford-Astrazeneca joint venture repo(...)

Ibec CEO Danny McCoy: ‘Length of the lockdown will help determine the scale of the fall in economic activity.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

Employers have warned Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that the Government must focus on saving livelihoods as the economic fallout from Covid-19 deepens. Dann(...)

  Lufthansa’s €9bn state bailout   will be the biggest aid deal offered so far by a European government to an airline grounded by pandemic restrictions. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Coronavirus travel bans might be about to turn European aviation’s clock back almost 30 years, reintroducing state ownership of airlines. Germany’s go(...)

 Ryanair Holdings chief executive Michael O’Leary argued the Republic should be following the lead of Spain, France, Italy and other holiday destinations by lifting restrictions on visitors from next month. Photograph: Getty Images

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary boss has urged the Government to abandon what he says are “ineffective” quarantine rules for overseas travellers. And he(...)

“Ryanair will appeal against this latest example of illegal state aid to Lufthansa, which will massively distort competition and [the] level playing field into provision of flights to and from Germany for the next five years,” Mr O’Leary declared.

Ryanair will challenge a €9 billion government bailout of German rival Lufthansa, the Irish carrier confirmed on Tuesday. The German government this (...)

 Lufthansa aircraft   at Berlin Brandenburg International Airport in Schönefeld, Germany. The German government and Lufthansa have reached an agreement on a bailout rescue package. Photograph: EPA/Oliver Lang

Ryanair is almost certain to oppose the German government’s €9 billion bailout of airline group Deutsche Lufthansa. Germany’s government confirmed o(...)

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