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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 17°C


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# Covid hit
Aer Lingus owner IAG announces pre-tax loss of €4.2 billion
IAG’s revenue was a total of €5.3 billion, some 56% lower than 2019’s levels.
# up up and away
Aer Lingus orders six new 'narrowbody' planes to carry passengers on long-haul flights
The planes, which would be capable of travelling the distance from Rome to New York, will have just one aisle.
# tourism and transport
Aer Lingus exposed over 100 job applicants' details in an email blunder
Candidates’ email addresses were accidentally shared with other jobseekers.
# don't press this button
British Airways bank holiday chaos likely caused by 'human error'
The meltdown, which saw 75,000 passengers stranded, was at first suspected to be the result of a cyber attack.
# we love la
Aer Lingus has unveiled its biggest transatlantic expansion in 50 years
It’s launching direct flights to Los Angles and other destinations.
# Ready for takeoff
Europe gives green light to IAG's bid for Aer Lingus, but there was something unexpected
Slots at Gatwick must be given up for the deal to go through..
# strange bedfellows
Now Ryanair is getting into bed with Aer Lingus's owner-to-be
The two airlines are part of a new lobby group.
# The Waiting Game
All eyes are on Ryanair as Etihad agrees to sell its piece of Aer Lingus
Your move Mr O’Leary, your move.
# State of the Nation
Fianna Fáil tries to delay Aer Lingus vote amid growing fears of job losses
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Aer Lingus
'A stage-managed charade': TDs are VERY unhappy about the Aer Lingus sale
The Aer Lingus sale is coming in for heavy criticism in the Dáil today.
# the saga continues
How Willie wooed the government on Aer Lingus - and what happens next
IAG has crossed one hurdle, but there is still another big one to come.
# Sold
After four long months, the government is set to FINALLY sell its stake in Aer Lingus
Transport minister Paschal Donohoe officially announced the sale’s approval at a press conference this evening.
# Pay Day
Aer Lingus bosses will share in millions if a sale goes ahead
There’s some big money riding on the IAG buyout offer.
# The Donald says No
The government has 'got to listen' to Donald Trump's call to block Aer Lingus sale
The US billionaire’s intervention has been described as “a bit bizarre” today.
# grounded
Virgin: 'Selling Aer Lingus will be bad news for customers'
Ticket prices will go up and quality of service will go down, the airline believes.
# Talks
'Government has an open mind about the sale of Aer Lingus' - Simon Harris
Harris said the Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe is pushing for finality on the issue in the coming weeks.
# Prime Numbers
How big is the average penis? That, and more, in the week in numbers
Plus: How much did Willie Walsh earn last year?
# expensive willie
Willie Walsh is earning a massive €7.9 million a year with IAG
The airline group’s chief executive has seen his salary increase by 500% since 2012
# grounded
No deal: The government is playing hardball over the Aer Lingus sale
The Transport Minister wants a longer guarantee on the airline’s Heathrow slots
# Turbulence
The potential sale of Aer Lingus is 'high stakes, very serious and difficult'
Ministers remain tight-lipped about the proposed sale of the government’s 25 per cent stake in the airline.
# high flier
Inside hire: Aer Lingus has chosen a long-time employee as its new boss
Stephen Kavanagh has worked at the airline for 26 years.
# Prime Numbers
Clare Daly, Coronation Street and a gigantic baby : The week in numbers
Plus: How many gardaí have left the force over the past five years?
# please outline
Aer Lingus asked to explain why IAG bid would benefit the company and customers
Aer Lingus said yesterday that the takeover would benefit the company, its employees, its customers, the tourism sector and the airports at which it operates.
# Big Willie Style
IAG boss Willie Walsh has offered a 'cast-iron guarantee' on Aer Lingus' Heathrow slots*
*For five years, anyway.
# plane insanity
Ryanair cites 'human rights' as it fights to hold onto its piece of Aer Lingus
The budget airline wants to take the decision to the UK Supreme Court.
# State of the Nation
Can Willie Walsh convince TDs to allow the sale of Aer Lingus?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Up In The Air
Why does IAG want to get its hands on Aer Lingus so badly?
Here’s everything we know about the possible sale so far…
# Fall
Aer Lingus shareholders are nervous IAG's takeover bid has failed
The airline’s stocks took a hit today following a Bloomberg report.
# turbulence ahead
IAG's promises on Aer Lingus regional routes are 'entirely unacceptable'
Tourism groups want a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ on Heathrow access.
# Legally Binding
The three promises IAG has made to the Irish government about Aer Lingus
The company said it would make legally binding commmitments.
# inbox me
The Briefcase: Shamrock for sale, an Apple record and some new Greeks in town
This was the week in business.
# Job Losses
IAG is a 'predator hovering over Aer Lingus'
The Transport Committee has been told that selling Aer Lingus share would ‘devastate’ Ireland’s economy and connectivity
# Up In The Air
One in four Aer Lingus workers could lose jobs in airline takeover
The airline’s board is considering another buyout offer as a union warns of job losses.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you support the sale of Aer Lingus?
Should the State have a stake in the national carrier?
# Family Silver
The Government is willing to consider offers for Aer Lingus
Paschal Donohoe says Ireland’s connectivity is just as important as the price though.
# Takeover
It looks like IAG really wants to get their hands on Aer Lingus
Reports today suggest that company has tabled ANOTHER offer for the airline.