Tifco plans to extend Dublin Airport hotel
Hotel owner and operator Tifco is planning a multi-million euro extension of its Crowne Plaza property near Dublin Airport. It intends to add 60 new bedrooms in a five-storey extension.
Hotel owner and operator Tifco is planning a multi-million euro extension of its Crowne Plaza property near Dublin Airport. It intends to add 60 new bedrooms in a five-storey extension.
Brexit and rising costs have created "unprecedented headwinds" for UK pub chain owner Mitchells & Butlers, in which Irish horseracing magnates JP McManus and John Magnier have a combined...
Embattled Swiss-Irish food group Aryzta has been slapped with a major lawsuit in the United States that exposes the impact its manufacturing difficulties in America have had on customers.
Italian civil aviation union Anpac is the latest European aviation union to see a new Ryanair company council established under its umbrella...
Ireland's electricity prices should remain near current lows for at least another five years as more wind power generation comes on stream, according to financial ratings agency Moody's.
Almost three-quarters of Irish retailers believe the biggest challenge facing them is the increasing dominance online sellers such as Amazon.
Building materials giant CRH - Ireland's biggest company - expects profits to hit a record €3.2bn this year as it benefits from underlying growth in the Americas and solid momentum in Europe.
EasyJet is intensifying efforts to shift more of its shares into the hands of European investors as it begins preparations for Brexit.
Swedish hotel group Pandox has confirmed that it's leading the charge to acquire the €900m Jurys Inn chain, which is being sold by US-based private equity group Lone Star.
There is "widespread concern" about Brexit amongst Europe's top companies as chairman and chief executives fret about the challenges posed by the UK's exit from the EU - according to a survey of 57 leading chairmen and chief executives.
Simon Pratt has handed over the reins as managing director of Avoca to the former chief financial officer of Jamie Oliver's restaurant group, Tara O'Neill.
Dunnes Stores has overtaken SuperValu as the country's busiest supermarket chain ahead of the crucial Christmas period, nosing ahead in a tight race.
Ryanair pilots in Ireland and Sweden have put the airline on notice that they want to initiate talks to secure national collective labour agreements.
Dublin-based Castlehaven Finance has helped bankroll Bernard McNamara's return to residential development in Ireland.
The Office of the Revenue Commissioners is intensifying a probe into offshore tax evasion after a trawl of assets from Australia to the UK yielded €84m in tax and penalties for the Exchequer.
Aer Lingus is launching a direct route to Seattle from Dublin next year.
Funds managed by ACT Venture Capital, as well as clients of Dublin-based Signature Capital, have stumped up the bulk of €3m in funding that has been secured by Irish tech firm Ocrex.
The Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin is planning a multi-million euro extension that will include 27,000 sq ft of new restaurant and retail space.
Dublin Airport is planning the eventual relocation of some of its hangar space in order to facilitate a future extension to its Pier 1 passenger facility.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, which agreed to acquire Shell's 45pc stake in the Corrib gas field off Co Mayo for up to €1.1bn during the summer, is backing a new energy company here to market gas from the resource.
The Commission for Aviation Regulation has confirmed a provisional price cap of €9.59 per passenger at Dublin Airport for 2018 - down from the €10.30 maximum that was levied last year.
CityJet is in talks with Air France to extend an existing agreement to operate flights out of Paris on behalf of the larger carrier, according to CityJet executive chairman Pat Byrne.
Aer Lingus has "no plans" to rejoin the Oneworld global airline alliance, CEO Stephen Kavanagh has said.
Peter Barrett, the CEO of the world's fourth-largest aircraft lessor, Dublin-based SMBC Aviation Capital, hasn't ruled out sizing up its larger rival Gecas if the business is put up for sale by General Electric.
Insulation maker Kingspan said its panels business in the UK has experienced a "sense of near-term indecision around order placement", as Brexit negotiations remain mired in a political morass.
A NEWLY-FORMED European Employee Representative Committee is "working closely" with national pilot associations to achieve a collective labour agreement "through negotiations or industrial action", it has told Ryanair pilots.
Once again the calibre of candidate in the Dundalk Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition was superb, with Dun Lughaidh's Caoimhe Matthews edging out the other competitors from other local schools.
Five Ryanair pilots based in Portugal have identified themselves as representatives of a new employee council that aims to commence negotiations for a collective labour agreement with airline management.
Embattled Swiss-Irish baked goods group Aryzta has reined in pay awards for its senior executives as it continues to restructure the business.
Plastics group One51 is ploughing ahead with plans for a €600m-plus stock market flotation after takeover discussions with private equity group Capvest were terminated.
Demand for Dublin hotel rooms will need to increase by 15pc over the next five years if current profit and occupancy levels are to be maintained as extra capacity comes onto the market.
Troubled Swiss-Irish baked goods firm Aryzta has confirmed that Juergen Steinemann will not seek election to its board “at this time”.
Shares in Grafton Group fell more than 7pc at one stage yesterday despite the company reporting strong trading in the four months to the end of October.
UK regional carrier Flybe is on a "clear path to sustainable profitability", chief executive Christine Ourmieres-Widener has insisted.
Kingspan CEO Gene Murtagh has emerged as a backer of Dublin-based waterless vehicle washing company No-H2O.
UK property giant Hammerson, which owns 50pc of the Dundrum Town Centre mall in Dublin, has warned that recent stamp duty changes unveiled in October's Budget will hit the value of its Irish assets.
German retail giant Metro has said that Juergen Steinemann - one of its key directors who is also set to join the board of troubled Swiss-Irish baked goods firm Aryzta next month - had no inside information when he bought shares in Metro last year in advance of a significant strategic announcement.
As much as €3,000 a day is being raised for a fund that will be used to provide benevolent financial support to pilots, including those from Ryanair, who could find themselves in financial difficulty as a result of leading demands for collective bargaining rights at their airlines.
Ireland's biggest hotel operator, Dalata, is aiming to become the largest operator of three-and four-star properties in 20 cities across the United Kingdom.
Airtricity owner SSE has said the merger of its British household energy business with Npower will not impact its residential services in Ireland.
Planning permission for a €40m redevelopment and extension of the Red Mall at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre has been granted by the local authority.
Diversified Irish logistics and sales support group DCC has made its debut foray into the United States, agreeing to buy a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) business headquartered in Illinois.
Profits at Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) soared 22pc to £1.36bn (€1.54bn) during its last financial year as it reaped the benefit from a strong performance by the Dublin-headquartered clothing chain.
Ryanair bases that are home to more than 3,000 of its pilots have now demanded that the airline engage with the newly-formed European Employee Relations Committee (EERC) on their behalf.
According to the 'Paradise Papers', Irish tech entrepreneurs Jerry Kennelly and Ray Nolan availed of Isle of Man schemes to buy private aircraft.
Cork-based Wisetek Solutions will size up more potential acquisitions in the United States and elsewhere after merging its US arm with a Washington DC-based company, according to founder and CEO Sean Sheehan.
Giles Hurley breezes out of the conference room at the Heritage Killenard Hotel just outside Portarlington. The managing director of Aldi Ireland has just been rallying the troops - suppliers in this case - and fielding what he says were some tough questions.
Aer Lingus has identified up to 10 US cities that could be served from Dublin with the new long-range Airbus A321LR it will take delivery of between 2019 and 2020, according to IAG chief executive Willie Walsh.
Property investment giant Kennedy Wilson is paying just over 2pc on a €45m construction loan attached to a development of almost 900 apartments in Dublin - a huge discount to the rate homeowners themselves are charged by banks for their mortgages.
The CEO of Bulmers maker C&C has insisted the group welcomes minimum alcohol pricing and new rules on advertising.
Ryanair pilots have been urged to demonstrate "strong resolve and unity" by the president of a powerful US pilots' union, as they battle for improved terms and conditions.
Shares in Scandinavian airline Norwegian Air Shuttle fell as much as 3pc yesterday after it delivered third-quarter results that missed analysts' earnings forecasts.
Dublin Airport operator DAA has put its lucrative electronics store concessions out for renewal. The concessions at the airport are currently held by Dixons Travel.
UK transport and energy group Stobart is understood to be considering hiving off its Dublin-based Stobart Aviation unit as a separate entity - just months after bringing it into the group fold.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has estimated that 7.8billion people will fly on commercial airlines in 2036 - almost double the four billion expected to fly this year.
Ryanair has told pilots that much of their annual leave for 2018 will have to be taken in the first three months of the year.
Ryanair pilots have been told they now face a "significant decision" and warned that industrial action is "sometimes… the only way to bring an intransigent employer to a satisfactory agreement".
Tesco and SuperValu are now neck-and-neck in the battle to be Ireland's biggest grocery chain. But Dunnes Stores is in hot pursuit as the busy Christmas buying frenzy approaches.
Volumes at Dublin Port have surged more than 30pc in the past five years as economic recovery boosted its performance.
Underlying profits at Dublin-based ASL Aviation dipped 5pc last year to €7.9m, despite revenue soaring to €738m from €377m as it completed the acquisition of operations including TNT Airways.
Tesco and SuperValu are now neck-and-neck in the battle to be Ireland’s top grocery chain, with Dunnes Stores hot on their heels as the busy Christmas buying frenzy approaches.
Ryanair pilots have been told they now face a “significant decision” and warned that industrial action is “sometimes… the only way to bring an intransigent employer to a satisfactory agreement”.
Pilots hired out on contracts to Ryanair at Stansted Airport have been warned by the contracting firm that supplies them to the airline they won't be eligible for new productivity bonuses unless Ryanair staff pilots at the London base also accept such awards.
THE British transport and energy group Stobart, whose aviation arm operates the Aer Lingus Regional service, is eyeing a new structure for its aviation unit.
Dublin hotel room rates have continued to rise, with the revenue per available room jumping 9.2pc in September and average room rates up 10.1pc, according to data from STR Global.
Krispy Kreme has picked a site for its Irish debut.
Shares in UK regional airline Flybe plunged by as much as 20pc in early trading yesterday as it issued a profit warning - its second in just over six months.
The Hilton Hotel in Prague - a jewel in former billionaire Sean Quinn's empire when it was bought in 2004 for €145m - has been valued at €222m.
The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has put a lucrative media communications contract out for tender.
Crisis-hit Ryanair has confirmed that Peter Bellew - the highly-regarded CEO of Malaysia Airlines - is to rejoin the Irish airline as its chief operations officer.
The DAA is to embark on a major revamp of its retail operations at Dublin Airport's T2. The project - overseen by the DAA's Aer Rianta International (ARI) unit - includes the development of a new 14,500 sq ft duty free outlet, a large liquor store as well as other new units for the sale of items such as perfume, luggage and jewellery.
An Italian trade union has warned that Ryanair workers who are members of the organisation will consider more strikes if demands for better terms and conditions are not met by the airline.
International contracts- for-difference (CFD) provider and spread-betting firm IG is closing its Irish sales office.
Fresh complications are clouding the planned use of a new €320m runway project at Dublin Airport after the Government dramatically backtracked on proposals to put the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) in charge of enforcing an EU aircraft noise regulation.
This week promises to be an eventful one, with Brexit, Nafta and China all among the talking points.
A Ryanair pilot has challenged the airline's chief executive Michael O'Leary amid intensifying demands from crew for sweeping changes to their employment conditions.
A Ryanair pilot, who has worked for the airline for more than 10 years, has written to the airline's chief executive, Michael O’Leary, outlining the concerns of pilots at the airline.
Kerry Group has raised its medium-term growth targets and confirmed that it has acquired US-based probiotics firm Ganeden.
Ryanair has insisted the disruption to flights caused by its pilot roster shambles "will never recur".
Dublin Airport notched up the fifth-fastest passenger growth during August of all large airports in Europe.
Profits at Virtu Financial Ireland - the Dublin-based arm of the high-speed trading firm - last year soared to €16m from €6.2m, despite turnover at the group falling 20pc.
The Government has allocated €112m to boost Ireland's profile around the world as a slump in the value of sterling weighs on the number of visitors from Britain.
Technology giant Microsoft is on the hunt for further wind-power deals in Ireland after striking its first-ever renewable energy-purchase agreement outside the US.
Global airlines carried 3.8 billion passengers last year, according to new statistics published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
Some Ryanair pilots are advancing efforts to collectively negotiate pay and job conditions, setting the stage for further clashes with management.
Ryanair pilots are contemplating extreme measures including the threat of mass resignations if management and chief executive Michael O'Leary refuse to engage with them collectively.
Aircraft acquisitions, start-up costs and "exceptional financing requirements" propelled Dublin-based airline CityJet to a pre-tax loss of €30.2m last year, according to the airline.
Amarenco Solar, the Irish investor and asset manager of renewable energy founded by former Bord Gáis boss John Mullins, is merging its French operation with Groupe Carré, a solar power developer in France.
Plans for a multimillion euro residential care home in north Dublin by a company backed by e-learning tycoon Pat McDonagh have been rejected by the local council.
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has written to the airline's pilots in an impassioned plea to get them to remain at the airline.
Aircraft acquisitions, start-up costs and “exceptional financing requirements” propelled Dublin-based airline CityJet to a pre-tax loss of €30.2m last year, according to the carrier this evening.
Tesco's like-for-like sales in Ireland rose 1.1pc to €1.23bn in the first half of the group's financial year as consumers responded to its efforts to lower prices, according to the retailer.
Brazilian jet maker Embraer is not interested in "killing" Bombardier, but wants it to behave like a "normal commercial enterprise", its commercial aviation CEO John Slattery has said.
Relations between Aer Lingus and airport operator DAA have "soured immensely" as a result of differences over infrastructure development at Dublin Airport, according to the airline's chief operating officer, Mike Rutter.
Aer Lingus has seen a significant increase in short-haul bookings since Ryanair announced thousands of flight cancellations.
Relations between Aer Lingus and airport operator DAA have “soured immensely” as a result of differences over infrastructure development at Dublin Airport, according to the airline’s chief operating officer, Mike Rutter.
The Irish arm of McDonald's paid a supersized €118m dividend to its immediate UK parent last year as the chain continues to expand its footprint here.
Lawyers for Ryanair have written to TDs and senators ahead of a planned appearance of a pilots' association which will be quizzed over recent controversies at the airline.
The boss of Australia’s iconic Qantas airline, Dubliner Alan Joyce, has heaped praise on Ireland for the outcome of its same-sex marriage referendum last year.
A Dundalk woman has spoken out to defend the staff of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and to thank them for the excellent care and attention she received when she suffered a heart attack.
League of Ireland current champions Dundalk FC have been honoured in their home town with an exhibition at County Museum Dundalk celebrating the club's history. Entitled 'One Team, One Dream', the exhibition was launched last Tuesday by former president of the FAI, Des Casey.
The ESB could refinance as much as £400m (€453m) of debt attached to its Carrington power station in the UK before Christmas if market conditions present an opportunity to do so, according to group finance director Pat Fenlon.
THE Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has defended its role amid the Ryanair flights fiasco.
Ryanair has been ordered by the UK's aviation regulator to sort out compensation for hundreds of thousands of travellers hit by mass flight cancellations by 5pm today.
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has insisted he's not leaving his role any time soon after making a raft of senior executive changes in recent weeks.
Ryanair is axing 34 routes across Europe this winter in a move that will hit almost 400,000 more passengers as it struggles to contain a roster debacle that has become a public-relations nightmare for the airline.
Alan Joyce is rarely out of the headlines in his adopted home of Australia. As chief executive of Qantas, over the past three years he has piloted the carrier through what was arguably the most tumultuous time in its almost 100-year history.
Aer Lingus has shelved a proposal for a direct service between Dublin and Las Vegas, which it had contemplated launching this winter.
Up to 400,000 passengers will be affected by Ryanair's announcement that it plans to reduce its flying schedule this winter.
One of Italy's biggest unions - Uiltrasporti - has invited Ryanair pilots and cabin crew based in the country to a meeting in Rome today in an effort to organise the staff under its umbrella, the Irish Independent can reveal.
One of Italy's biggest unions - Uiltrasporti - has invited Ryanair pilots and cabin crew based in the country to a meeting in Rome on Wednesday in an effort to organise the staff under its umbrella, the Irish Independent can reveal.
Embattled Swiss-Irish baked goods firm Aryzta will dispose of assets over the next four years, as new chief executive Kevin Toland set out a strategy for stabilising the troubled group.
Shares in Anglo-Irish exploration firm Tullow Oil shot up more than 6pc at one stage yesterday following the resolution of a maritime dispute between Ghana and Ivory Coast.