Donohoe ready to row back on stamp duty for farm sales
Niall O'ConnorThe Government will this week perform a partial row-back on the changes in the Budget in the area of stamp duty following a backlash from farmers.
Niall O'ConnorThe Government will this week perform a partial row-back on the changes in the Budget in the area of stamp duty following a backlash from farmers.
Ronald Quinlan - Commercial Property EditorThey're going to call it Home Building Finance Ireland, or "HBFI for short" as...
Campbell SprayAlthough it was first attributed to George HW Bush in 1987, "the vision thing" is one of the more important metonyms used in...
Kevin DoyleThe choice facing Paschal Donohoe as he took to his feet last Tuesday was to...
Gavin McLoughlin and Fearghal O'ConnorWhen Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe left the podium at the exclusive St Stephen's...
Charlie Weston The Government reneged on its promise to alter the inheritance tax regime in the Budget. It had promised to increase the tax-free thresholds that apply before the tax is applied.
Richard Curran While so much focus has been on Paschal Donohoe's Stamp Duty increase in the Budget, it wasn't the only place he was able to put his hands, quite easily, on a very large sum of money to balance...
Colm McCarthy The fifth straight year of economic expansion, and with labour market conditions already tightening, there was no case for an expansionary budget and every reason to target a modest surplus...
David McWilliams It has been particularly interesting listening to Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe talk about his plans for tax rates. He wants to reduce income tax on the 'squeezed middle'. This is undoubtedly a...
Charlie Weston Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed that he will not include any provision in the Finance Bill to cut the exit tax on investments.
Editorial They used to say that the income tax return was the most imaginative fiction being written today.
Kevin Doyle Ireland's income tax rates are "unsustainable" and will be repeatedly reduced in the years ahead if Paschal Donohoe remains as Finance Minister.
Ciaran Moran Both the Departments of Agriculture and Finance are currently examining the traditional arrangements to be put in place for those who have recently signed contracts to purchase land.
Kevin Doyle Minutes after Paschal Donohoe finished his Budget speech a rural senator was in a flap on the Leinster House plinth.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget and it's safe to say it was a bonanza for nobody, but who has fared the best?
Dublin's hotels are too expensive - but they should not have to pay higher VAT, Ireland's finance minister has insisted.
The Government has been accused of only adding 31 homes to house building targets for next year.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has fielded a number of questions on his first Budget, insisting it is not an election budget.
Anne-Marie Walsh Pensioners are happy but not "jumping up and down" over Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe's package to impress the grey vote, according to representatives of the elderly.
Charlie Weston A CUT in the tax on interest earned on savings was delivered as promised in the Budget.
Kevin Doyle and Charlie Weston Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has attempted to spread the gains of the economic recovery far and wide in his first Budget.
Editorial The billing teed us up for a Ben Franklin Budget - the man who originally exclaimed the virtues of early to bed and early to rise, etc.
Laura Larkin and Sean Nolan Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the Budget is a "Budget with many authors" and one he is happy to stand behind.
Independent.ie Newsdesk It has been a long day at the office for Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe who delivered his first Budget today. But he has one final gig: fielding questions from the public in a live Q and A.
Independent.ie Newsdesk FINANCE Minister Paschal Donohoe has delivered his first Budget, which has been described by some as a "dolly mixture" budget by some people. Here are the 10 talking points that everyone needs...
Cormac McQuinn FAMILIES with a stay-at-home parent will benefit from an extra €100-a-year in the form of an increase in the home carer credit to €1,200 a year.
Anne-Marie Walsh ALL social welfare recipients including pensioners, job seekers and the disabled will get an extra €5 a week from the last week in March next year.
Cormac McQuinn FINANCE minister Paschal Donohoe has announced that €750m will be made available to provide loans to developers to build an extra 6,000 homes.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has delivered his Budget 2018 speech to the Dáil, announcing a number of measures including new funding to tackle the housing crisis and a two-tier sugar tax.
Kathy Armstrong Additional childcare supports, hundreds of extra Tusla workers and family resource centres are all on the agenda for Budget 2018, Children's Minister Katherine Zappone has said.
Philip Ryan Struggling homeowners are facing a major budget blow as Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe prepares to slash mortgage interest relief by 25pc.
John Downing We are staying with the assumption that Paschal Donohoe will get Budget No.2 – out of a promised three – over the line today. But considerable doubt has already built around the prospects of a...
Kevin Doyle Budgets are supposed to tell us as much about what we can’t afford as what we can. But as the memory of the recession fades and we readjust to being a wealthy nation once again, the Government...
Ireland's hard-pressed working families and people on welfare are set to gain a fiver a week or more in a budget of modest payback.
Niall O'Connor and Kevin Doyle BUDGET 2018 will have "no fireworks" and no "big bonanza", according to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
Ireland's minority Government will unveil a budget tomorrow with tax and spending measures worth about a billion euro.
Cormac McQuinn Tomorrow's Budget will be Paschal Donohoe's first as both finance and public expenditure minister. But who's the man behind the sums and the tax and spending measures?
Independent.ie Newsdesk A day before he takes to his feet Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is facing backlash over some tax increases he is considering in order to fund a number of Budget measures.
Editorial By tomorrow all will be revealed as Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe presents his first Budget. It is the time when the economics merges with the politics and Government directly addresses the voters, which of itself causes unease.
John Downing The word "regrettable" covers a multitude of feelings. Paschal Donohoe has good grounds for thinking this one is rough justice from the EU machine.
Cormac McQuinn FINANCIAL measures to help businesses affected by Brexit access credit and an expansion of Enterprise Ireland and IDA overseas offices are on the table for Budget 2018.
Philip Ryan A powerful new Dail committee has told Government it should dramatically change its Budget calculations to free an additional €1bn for tax cuts and spending.
Colm McCarthy PASCHAL Donohoe’s first budget next Tuesday week will see only minor changes in taxes and expenditure.
Cormac McQuinn and Kevin Doyle Extra taxes will need to be collected if the State is to cope with the spiralling public sector pay bill, according to a secret pre-Budget report.
Kevin Doyle Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty will repay €1,000 a month to the State after receiving unlawful payments during her time as Government chief whip.
Charlie Weston and Kevin Doyle Middle-income earners have been warned that tax changes in the Budget are likely to leave them with less than €4 extra a week.
Niall O'Connor Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is among a number of senior EU figures who have expressed serious reservations over plans for a tax blitz on the revenues generated by internet giants such as...
The Irish economy grew by almost 6% in the second quarter of this year, new statistics have shown.
Kevin Doyle A planned tax on vacant sites should be much higher than the 3pc of market value proposed by the Government, the Esri has said.
Independent.ie Newsdesk A think tank is set to warn that pension age should be raised to 70, while also recommending that Budget Day tax cuts are postponed.
Editorial The Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, last week announced his intention to repay early, and in full, the outstanding programme-related International Monetary Fund debt of around €4.5bn and the bilateral loans from both Sweden and Denmark, amounting in total of €5.5bn. In doing so, he said Ireland greatly appreciated the...
Philip Ryan A big cheer for Leo Varadkar. The Taoiseach has reached his 100th day as Fine Gael leader today (he has to wait another couple of weeks to celebrate his 100th day as Taoiseach).
Ralph Riegel Low and middle income earners will receive a tax boost in Budget 2018 which will be delivered through tax band changes rather than rate cuts, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe confirmed.
Thomas Escritt Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said the European Commission's demand that Dublin collect up to €13bn in back taxes from Apple was unjustified, in an interview with Germany's 'Frankfurter Allgemeine' (FAZ) newspaper.
John Mulligan The top VAT rate should be cut from 23pc to 21pc and reliefs for business startups and entrepreneurs updated, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (Isme) has told finance minister...
John Downing You know the year has turned once you see those advertisements for the Galway Races. And you know winter beckons once the talk switches to the horses in Listowel.
John Downing Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has been urged to more than double the 1pc betting tax, which is among the lowest in the world.
Colm Kelpie and Kevin Doyle Water charge refunds could come from underspending on capital projects in Government departments, the Finance Minister has said.
Colm Kelpie Water charge refunds could come from under spending on capital projects in Government departments, the Finance Minister has said.
Niall O'Connor Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has hit out at what he described as the "ugly" behaviour displayed by the so-called far-left.
Gordon Deegan The building bust provided a bonanza for accountancy firms with new figures showing Nama has paid receivers €115.39m over the past seven years.
Philip Ryan Paschal Donohoe has refused to say whether he will sell shares he owns in a multinational drinks firm and a consumer goods company now he is responsible for setting VAT rates and excise duty on alcohol in the upcoming budget.
Kevin Doyle One million households waiting for their water charge refunds are to be left in the dark until at least the autumn as to when they can expect their money.
Cormac McQuinn Ireland has joined ex-war-zones, former Soviet states and developing countries in seeking an International Monetary Fund (IMF) examination of public spending.
Ed Carty Opposition politicians have warned that the Government will have to bin any potential tax cuts.
Opposition politicians have warned that the Government will have to bin any potential tax cuts.
Cormac McQuinn The Government is set to seek a special deal with the European Commission to pay around €170m in refunds to people who paid water charges.
Cormac McQuinn Experts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) are back in Ireland to draw up an unprecedented report on the country's infrastructure needs.
Gordon Deegan FINANCE Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that last year the Central Bank attracted over 10,000 job applications and filled over 500 positions.
Kevin Doyle Plans for the abolition of the Universal Social Charge (USC) have been formally dropped by the Government, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said.
Niall O'Connor Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has given a firm indication that middle-income earners are in line for income tax cuts in October's Budget.
Niall O'Connor and Kevin Doyle Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is the big winner from a review of constituencies that will see the overall number of TDs increase by two.
Donal O'Donovan Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said he may push to sell more of AIB sooner than planned, after yesterday's part-privatisation of the bailed-out bank completed without a hitch.
Cormac McQuinn Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned of possible "capacity constraints" in the labour market if the unemployment numbers continue to drop at the expected rate.
Jody Corcoran Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe yesterday delivered a strong attack on "Irish populism" and outlined some detail of what Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meant when he said he would lead a Government of the "new European centre".
Kevin Doyle Easy money is hard to come by. That's the message Paschal Donohoe is hoping trade unions will take back to their members after the latest round of pay talks ended without any notable rancour.
Anne-Marie Walsh A senior official said that unions were not doing high fives in the wake of the pay deal brokered in the early hours yesterday.
The Dail canteen at 10am in the morning would seem like an unlikely place for the passing of the torch between two of the country's most venerable politicians.
Kathy Armstrong The announcement that Irish citizens will need a Public Service Card to obtain a passport or driving licence raises concerns about transparency and mass data sharing, a security expert said today.
Simon Coveney has refused to concede the day-old battle to be the next taoiseach.
Catherine Devine and Kathy Armstrong Ministers Paschal Donohoe and Charlie Flanagan have revealed they are supporting Leo Varadkar in the upcoming Fine Gael leadership battle.
Anne Marie Walsh Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe has shown his hand and revealed there will be room for "modest" pay rises at talks on a new deal for the country's 300,000 public servants.
Anne-Marie Walsh and Kevin Doyle Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe has insisted that the gaping difference between public and private sector pension provisions will be on the table at new talks, despite a report advising it stands...
Kevin Doyle Let's talk about pay. All the experts say it's good to talk, but, for many, even the mention of public sector pay sends stress levels rising and the mood plummeting.
Kevin Doyle The potential for public sector pay hikes will be wiped out unless State employees agree to continue working 15 million 'free' hours every year.
Niall O'Connor Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe said the public sector pay report will not lead to the opening of an "ATM".
John Downing Here's an easy one for Paschal Donohoe - he only has to put the 'Garda genie' back in the public service pay bottle.
Anne-Marie Walsh A major new report to advise the Government on its strategy at public sector pay talks has been criticised for dodging a number of key issues on wages and conditions.
Philip Ryan Fianna Fail is set to put huge pressure on the Government to prioritise wage hikes for doctors and nurses working in under-pressure public hospitals when pay talks begin next month.
Kevin Doyle and Anne-Marie Walsh Spending Minister Paschal Donohoe has insisted that public servants must keep working 15 million extra hours for free if a new pay deal is to be struck.
Niall O'Connor Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe has said it is "far too early" to decide whether to establish a redress scheme for motorists wrongly slapped with traffic convictions.
Kevin Doyle Fianna Fáil is accusing Paschal Donohoe of "suppressing" a report on the financial problems facing Bus Éireann in advance of last year's General Election.
Kathy Armstrong Collectively we can rise about challenges posed by Brexit, Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe has said.
John Downing To paraphrase Winston Churchill, we may this week reach "the end of the beginning" on this Brexit marathon, which we have already lived with since the shock referendum result on June 23 last year.
Niall O'Connor and Kevin Doyle Fianna Fáil's most influential TDs have rowed in behind Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe's plans to slash tax as part of Ireland's response to Brexit.
Kevin Doyle and Philip Ryan The Government must cut tax or it risks losing jobs to other countries in the wake of Brexit, Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned.
Nicola Anderson The lines had been drawn - and the Labour party seats commandeered, as a bold step.
Philip Ryan Employment schemes aimed at getting people back to work face being cut as part of Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe's review of Government spending.
John Downing Finally they tell us what we already knew was inevitable: you cannot lash out big public pay rises without a reduction in services. The dark shadow of Brexit makes things additionally uncertain.
Philip Ryan A secret Cabinet memo reveals for the first time serious concerns at the heart of Government over the funding available to meet ministers' growing demands ahead of next year's budget,...
Paschal Donohoe keeps insisting he is not interested in replacing Enda Kenny. So why does his name keep recurring as a potential Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach? Are his emphatic statements seen as an "Irish refusal" which really means "ask me again?"
Colm Kelpie Ireland will have to develop new coalitions within Europe post-Brexit to ensure that its interests are heard, Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe has said.
Anne-Marie Walsh Unions for 250,000 public servants will seek a €600 pay rise for each of their members on the back of a €50m Garda deal at new talks in May.
Cormac McQuinn, Anne-Marie Walsh and Philip Ryan The Garda Representative Association (GRA) has demanded to know why it was excluded from the recent round of pay negotiations with Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Philip Ryan and Cormac McQuinn The country's highest paid civil servants are in line for massive pay hikes estimated to be worth more than €8,000 under the terms of the Lansdowne Road Agreement.
Philip Ryan Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Paschal Donohoe has claimed he did not capitulate to unions after he announced he was bringing forward a €1,000 salary hike for public sector workers.
Cormac McQuinn Fianna Fáil TD Dara Calleary says he is sceptical that Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe will achieve a 50:50 gender split in job appointments at the top of the civil service.
Kevin Doyle Taoiseach Enda Kenny should be under no pressure to step aside as he is the "best qualified" person to lead Ireland through the Brexit negotiations, the Public Expenditure Minister said.
Barry Egan Perhaps David Walliams might want - to coin a somewhat colourful phrase - to zip up his mickey for the duration of the Yuletide. This I say because Twink evidently has her eye on the English comedian.
Kevin Doyle Pproposals to introduce a State subsidy for families struggling to pay their rent were vetoed by Public Expenditure Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Anne-Marie Walsh The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has refused to rule out extra pay rises for public servants next year.
There are many definitions of reality but one of them is "that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." This is a version with which the Fiscal Advisory Council would appear to concur.
Paul Melia, Daniel McConnell and Niall O'Connor The Government's big-ticket item in the capital investment plan will not be delivered for at least 12 years.
Lise Hand Everyone looked longingly at the painted carriage of the train parked at Platform 2 of Heuston Station. It was festooned with happy characters from the kiddie's movie 'Hotel Transylvania 2'...
Niall O'Connor, Paul Melia, and Eilish O'Regan The most significant bottleneck on the road system linking Ireland's three largest cities will be finally removed as part of the Government's €27bn capital spending spree.
Rachel Lavin NEW emergency legislation that changes the legal requirement that alcohol breath statements be provided in both English and Irish may be a slippery slope in denying native speakers their language...
Dearbhail McDonald and Daniel McConnell Gardaí often printed out results from breath testing machines in the Irish language only if a suspect requested it, despite laws requiring them to be printed bilingually.
Daniel McConnell and Paul Melia Shelving the proposed DART Underground project in favour of improving services on some rail lines will not help solve the capital's congestion problem, business leaders have warned.
Daniel McConnell Group Political Correspondent Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said the State considering appealing to the Supreme Court yesterday’s High Court ruling on drink driving laws, which opened a major loophole in the legislation.
The three billion euro Dart Underground project through Dublin city has been shelved, with new, cheaper plans to be drawn up.
Daniel McConnell Group Political Correspondent The planned DART underground project, which has cost €40m so far, is being scrapped in favour of a scaled down version, Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed.
New laws have been signed in to close a loophole which threatened to see hundreds of drink-driving prosecutions thrown out.
Louise HOgan Farmers fear the 'Greenway' cycle route will raise security issues as it weaves through productive farmland.
Laura Larkin Gardai have the power to fine rickshaw drivers in the city under newly-introduced cycling laws.
John Mulligan Dublin-based airline CityJet will make a decision within a few weeks on a fleet replacement programme for its fuel-hungry Avro aircraft, according to founder and executive chairman Pat Byrne.
Paul O'Donoghue Here are the main business stories from this morning's papers:
John Mulligan The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) is re-examining its proposals for a second runway as passenger numbers are set to surpass peak levels reached during the boom.
John Mulligan Ryanair has notched up another record month of passenger traffic, with numbers rising 10pc in August to 10.3 million.
Jane O'Faherty Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has expressed his views on the awarding of the Aran Islands flight service contract to a helicopter company
Caroline Crawford The decision to award the Aran Island air service contract to a helicopter company has been described as "disturbing" by the Irish Islands Federation.
Editorial The refusal of Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe to say anything about the decision to award the Aran Island air service contract to a helicopter company was, to say the least, curious.
Broadcaster Ray Foley will be among those with divided loyalties come Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final clash between Dublin and Mayo.
John Greene Nobody ever really thought it was a good idea to move sport into the Department of Transport. Nobody, that is, who knows anything about sport. Sadly, when it comes to those who make most of...
Niall O'Connor and Sam Griffin Finance Minister Michael Noonan is unwilling to budge over his stringent opposition to proposals to revamp the €100 Water Conservation Grant, the Irish Independent understands.
Shane O'Riordan The country's biggest airport could see the introduction of a second parallel runway if passenger growth continues, Transport and Tourism Minister Paschal Donohoe has confirmed.
Miriam Donohoe and Shane O'Riordan Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe has insisted that a plan to move homeless people from Dublin city centre to rural areas was not motivated by tourism concerns.
Paul O'Donoghue Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that it is likely that Dublin airport will need a second runway if it maintains its current strong levels of traffic growth.
Independent.ie Newsdesk While his cabinet colleagues have scarpered to the countryside or sunnier climes, Paschal Donohoe has been run off his feet.
Miriam Donohoe Tourism and Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe today warned hotel and restaurant owners against a return to the days of “rip-off” Ireland - and said he will only support a continuation of the...
Independent.ie Newsdesk Passengers travelling through the new Phoenix Park tunnel will have no option of exiting at Heuston Station - because of a lack of connectivity between platforms.
Niall O'Connor Trade union leaders are standing by their threat of strike action at Irish Rail, despite warnings that such a move would cause "great damage" to the future of the company.
Niall O'Connor Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned that any further rail strikes will cause “great damage” to the future development of Irish Rail.
Brian Hutton The renovation of a 138-year-old railway tunnel under the Phoenix Park will allow commuters from Kildare travel directly into the heart of the Dublin as early as next year.
The renovation of a 138-year-old railway tunnel under the Phoenix Park will allow commuters from Kildare travel directly into the heart of the Dublin as early as next year.
Darragh McCullough and Niall O'Connor Rapidly expanding agricultural sectors such as dairying and forestry could be facing massive annual bills for road maintenance, amid calls for hundreds of millions of euro to fund the country's...
Letters to the Editor The humanity shown by the Naval Service of our Defence Forces - whose courageous acts of bravery on the high seas in such difficult circumstances bring great credit to our country - will no doubt...
Philip Ryan Fianna Fáil's transport spokesman Timmy Dooley has called on Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe to intervene to help the Irish hauliers coming under increasing strain due to the escalating...
Four regional airports have been handed a lifeline after Europe rubber-stamped their State aid over the next four years.
Philip Ryan Fianna Fáil transport spokesman Timmy Dooley is travelling to France today to examine the escalating migrant crisis in Calais.
Richard Curran It is quite depressing to listen to the debate this week about the location of the new National Paediatric Hospital at St James's Hospital in Dublin. The idea that we may still be about to make...
Philip Ryan and Niall O'Connor Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has insisted that Enda Kenny is not a "lame duck" after the Taoiseach announced that he would serve only one more term in office.
Philip Ryan Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has warned Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin that increased productivity in the dairy industry will leave the rural road network in desperate need of...
Thousands more commuters are catching the bus in Dublin with the introduction of new quieter, more fuel efficient and high-tech double decker buses, transport chiefs have said.
Niall O’Connor and Philip Ryan A LABOUR minister has claimed Fianna Fáil would “do business with the devil himself” in order to be returned to Government.
Shane O'Riordan A favourable exchange rate and cheaper prices helped bring hundreds of thousands more tourists here in the first six months of the year.
Philip Ryan Taoiseach Enda Kenny has moved to play down speculation surrounding him leading the country beyond the next Government's term in office.
Philip Ryan and Emma Jane Hade The Coalition is split over the possibility of a formal voting pact in the run-up to the forthcoming General Election.
Philip Ryan TRANSPORT Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he will support Taoiseach Enda Kenny's leadership as long as he retains his current “ambition and drive”.
Paul Melia Construction works on the Luas Cross City line will result in disruption to motorists including a ban on driving through College Green on weekdays during busy times.
Philip Ryan Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said it is "absolutely unacceptable" that motorists are evading penalty points by failing to bring driving licences to court.
Philip Ryan Sports Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he is "very concerned" about allegations of doping in Irish athletics.
Philip Ryan Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe said it is “absolutely unacceptable” that motorists are evading punishment by failing to bring driving licences to court.
Philip Ryan TRANSPORT Minister Paschal Donohoe has given his full backing to the members of the Dáil’s Committee on Procedures and Privilege (CPP) facing legal action from billionaire businessman Denis O’Brien.
Paul Melia The State is to ramp-up transport investment to fund new buses, improve railway journey times and upgrade more than 350km of road across the country.
Alan O'Keeffe Construction work on the new National Indoor Arena officially began yesterday when sports minister Paschal Donohoe turned the ceremonial sod in Dublin.
Tens of millions of euro will be spent improving the country's road and rail network, it has been announced.
John Mulligan Aer Lingus executives - including former boss Christoph Mueller - will split up to €15.6m from the sale of bonus shares following the €1.36bn takeover of the airline by British Airways owner IAG.
John Mulligan Ryanair has been given the all-clear by the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to sell its 29.8pc stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, removing another possible hurdle to the €1.36bn takeover of the former state-owned airline.
John Mulligan IAG's €1.36bn takeover of Aer Lingus looks set to secure formal approval next week from the European Commission.
Daniel McDonald Aircraft leasing giant AerCap said it has added 100 new jobs in Shannon and Dublin over the past year, as it showed off the latest addition to its 1,300-strong fleet.
Paul Melia Commuters are rejecting public transport options in favour of the car as the economic recovery takes hold and people return to work.
Sarah Caden Everyone hates cyclists. Even cyclists hate cyclists.
Paul Melia Cyclists who break red lights or use footpaths instead of the road will be hit with a €40 fine under new rules coming into force from July 31.
Niall O'Connor Cyclists will be able to continue using footpaths when the new fixed-charge notices system is introduced, the Irish Independent has learned.
Liam Collins Cycling on footpaths has reached epidemic levels and Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe is making a big mistake not including it as a penalty in the soon to be introduced Fixed Charge Notice fines...
John Downing Schemese such as all-night car testing in Dublin and Cork have helped eliminate the NCT backlog, Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said.
Niall O'Connor Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe is to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain the latest penalty points controversy.
Niall O’Connor Political Correspondent TRANSPORT Minister Paschal Donohoe has been called in front of an Oireachtas committee to explain the latest penalty points controversy.
Shane Phelan Public Affairs Editor More than 5,000 motorists facing speeding charges had their cases struck out earlier this year because summons were not served by gardaí.
Niall O'Connor and Laura Larkin The control of five of the country's ports is to be transferred to their local authorities, under plans being introduced by Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe.
Lise Hand It's getting to the point that if our dwindling bands of corner boys spend a little too long loitering on any corner in the 26 counties, they run a real risk of having a Fáilte Ireland sign slapped on their foreheads and declared to be part of a Heritage Trail forthwith.
Emma Jane Hade and Robin Schiller OVER 300 people descended on O'Connell Street today in solidarity with workers at the iconic store which is closing its doors.
Nicola Anderson A new campaign targeting cyclists and truck drivers aims to highlight the existence of the ‘Blind Spots’ around trucks.
John Mulligan Advisers hired by the Government dubbed discussions about a possible sale of Aer Lingus as 'Project Egret', documents released to the Irish Independent under the Freedom of Information Act reveal.
The clamour for over €320m in funds the Government says will be made available for transport infrastructure projects once it sells its Aer Lingus stake is already afoot.
Emma Jane Hade SPORTS Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that he welcomes the attempts by the Football Association of Ireland to outline the circumstances surrounding a the transaction of €5m between...
The future of the iconic Dalymount Park has been secured in a 3.8 million euro deal with council chiefs.
Philip Ryan Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave his backing to under-fire Football Association of Ireland (FAI) chief executive John Delaney, but described the €5m loan from FIFA after the Thierry Henry...
John Downing Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has conceded that the fate of Aer Lingus now rests with Ryanair.
Ivan Yates Usually my pen is poised to critique, even savage, ministers for their stream of ministerial-speak - or waffle - to disguise fudges and indecision. It's a rarity for me to praise a minister's handling of a brief with particular precision, political skill and straight answers.
Philip Ryan Political Correspondent Tánaiste Joan Burton was left red-faced as Labour TD Michael McNamara refused to support the Government's decision to sell the State's share in Aer Lingus.
Ireland's parliament has voted in favour of selling off the state's share in Aer Lingus as part of a 1.4 billion euro takeover bid by British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG).
David Kearns Labour TD Michael McNamara said he can not vote in favour of the sale of Aer Lingus because senior party figures 'refused to share' information about the sale.
Lise Hand Seasoned fliers know the drill: board the plane, click on the seatbelt, leaf through the duty-free mag while trying to tune out the safety song-and-dance routine taking place in the aisle.
Independent.ie newsdesk Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that the guarantees that the Government has received safeguarding Aer Lingus’ slots at Heathrow will hold in the event that IAG is itself bought or taken...
Philip Ryan and John Mulligan The Labour Party has capitulated to Fine Gael demands and accepted an improved offer for the State's share in Aer Lingus from airline giant IAG.
Niall O'Connor TRANSPORT Minister Paschal Donohoe this morning defended the deal to sell the Government's stake in Aer Lingus insisting that there are guarantees in place now that didn't exist beforehand.
Niall O'Connor The Dail will today debate the long-awaited Aer Lingus package after it finally secured Cabinet approval as well as the backing of Labour Party backbenchers.
John Downing "If it were done when 'tis done, then 'twere well it were done quickly."
John Mulligan and Emma Jane Hade Unions remain deeply concerned about the fine detail of the Aer Lingus deal, despite reassurances from chief executive Stephen Kavanagh.
Niall O'Connor, Philip Ryan, John Mulligan and Daniel McConnell TRANSPORT Minister Paschal Donohoe has revealed the new offer from airline giant IAG to buy the State's share in Aer Lingus.
British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG) looks set to take over Aer Lingus after the Government gave the green light to a 1.4 billion euro bid.
Niall O’Connor and Philip Ryan THE new offer on the table from airline giant IAG to buy the State’s share in Aer Lingus will “allay a lot of concerns” among Labour TDs, according a senior source in the party.
John Downing The Coalition is expected to approve the sale of the State's 25pc stake in Aer Lingus to British Airways owners, IAG.
Niall O'Connor Department of Transport officials have been in direct contact with the European Commission ahead of the Government's long-awaited decision over its stake in Aer Lingus.
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