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Ryanair sidesteps unions by ramping up ultra-low-cost unit

04 Dec 2018

WARSAW/DUBLIN Ryanair is ramping up a new subsidiary with weaker labour rights to better compete in eastern Europe, infuriating staff and unions by bypassing concessions granted during a year of industrial strife. | Video

Irish watchdog says budget not prudent, sees echoes of past mistakes

28 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's fiscal watchdog ruled on Wednesday that the government's budget plans for 2019 were counter to prudent economic management, its strongest warning for years that some of the policy mistakes of the recent past were being repeated.

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

16 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

Irish PM says hard border highly likely without Brexit deal

16 Nov 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's prime minister said on Friday his government would find it very difficult to avoid imposing a hard border on Northern Ireland if Britain crashes out of the European Union without an exit agreement.

Ryanair hopes to land deals with major unions by Christmas

22 Oct 2018

DUBLIN Ryanair hopes to reach deals with all of its major unions by Christmas, its chief executive said on Monday, in a sign an end may be in sight to disruptions which have hit its profit and shares.

Ryanair warns fares to remain soft as summer profit falls 7 pct

22 Oct 2018

DUBLIN, Oct 22 Ryanair reported a 7 percent fall in profit during its key April-September season on Monday, citing higher fuel costs and damage to bookings caused by strikes, and said European short-haul airfares would remain soft this winter.

Sandwich maker Greencore abandons U.S. ambitions with $1 billion disposal

15 Oct 2018

DUBLIN British sandwich maker Greencore Group has agreed to sell its entire U.S. business for a little more than $1 billion, it said on Monday, abandoning the market only two years after spending heavily in an effort to quadruple sales there.

EU pilot group demands Ryanair reverse 'aggressive' base closures

12 Oct 2018

DUBLIN A pan-European body representing Ryanair pilot unions on Friday described the Irish airline's decision to close two bases and reduce its capacity this winter as a "declaration of war" on unions and said the move must be reversed to make progress.

Ireland boosts budget spending as Brexit looms

09 Oct 2018

DUBLIN Ireland's finance minister boosted budget day spending for the second year in a row as the government warned of economic "carnage" if neighboring Britain crashes out of the European Union without a divorce deal.

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