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Walsh Back On Aer Lingus Board

IAG Chief Executive and former Donabate resident, Willie Walsh has been appointed as a director of Aer Lingus, the company he left 11 years ago, to become boss of British Airways. His appointment comes after a major shake-up at the airline, which has seen most of the existing board being…


Aer Lingus Sidesteps Legal Action In UK

Aer Lingus has narrowly avoided being taken to court in the UK, after it was facing legal action over its handling of passengers who have had their flights disrupted. Legal proceedings, which were in the process of being taken by Britain’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), were narrowly avoided when the…


European Commission Clears Aer Lingus Takeover

As part of a deal with the European Commission to secure clearance for its €1.36bn takeover of Aer Lingus, IAG will relinquish takeoff and landing slots at Gatwick airport. Aer Lingus and the DAA all welcomed the EC decision to sanction the takeover. The Commission approved the Aer Lingus acquisition…


Ryanair Decision A Boost For Local Tourism

The board of Swords based airline, Ryanair has voted unanimously to accept the IAG offer for the airline’s 29.8 per cent shareholding in Aer Lingus Group. CEO, Michael O’Leary described the IAG offer for Aer Lingus as a ‘reasonable one’ and that Ryanair would return a small profit on the…


Judge Dismisses Aer Lingus Stolen Ring Case

A court in the US has dismissed a lawsuit taken against Aer Lingus by Dutch floral designer, Sade Coppens. She was suing Aer Lingus alleging her engagement ring and over valuables were stolen from her luggage. Aer Lingus has won its court battle with the Dutch woman, who sued the…


Local Reps Differ Over Aer Lingus Loot

With the sale of Aer Lingus all but done and dusted, the question now is how will the government use the €335m proceeds of the sale. Already there has been a clamour from TDs across the country, looking for the completion of transport infrastructure projects for their own areas. The…


Etihad Sells Its Aer Lingus Stake

Etihad Airlines have now decided to sell its 5 per cent stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, as part of a €1.36bn takeover bid for the national carrier. Chief executive of Etihad, James Hogan, confirmed the planned sale, and said: “We’re keen to maintain a relationship with IAG and indications…


Ryanair To Appeal Decision On Aer Lingus Stake

Ryanair has said that it will appeal a ruling from the UK’s competition authority to sell down the majority of its almost 30 per cent stake in Aer Lingus. The UK’s competition watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), issued a final ruling ordering that Ryanair sell down its 29.8…