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Conor Humphries

UPDATE 1-Ireland sees far softer GDP hit in 2020, slower rebound in 2021

29 Sep 2020

* Estimates based on no-deal Brexit, limited vaccine (Adds details, quote)

Ireland tightens Dublin COVID-19 restrictions as cases surge

18 Sep 2020

DUBLIN The Irish government on Friday announced strict new COVID-19 restrictions for the capital Dublin, banning indoor restaurant dining and advising against all non-essential travel, after a surge in cases in recent days.

Ryanair cuts capacity further, citing travel restrictions

18 Sep 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair has been forced to cut its capacity in October by a further 20% and may have to do the same for the rest of the winter unless European Union governments ease their COVID-19 travel restrictions, it said on Friday.

Ireland tightens COVID-19 travel restrictions, angering airlines

17 Sep 2020

DUBLIN The Irish government on Thursday tightened its COVID-19 travel restrictions by imposing quarantines on travellers from major holiday markets Italy and Greece, angering the country's dominant airlines Ryanair and Aer Lingus.

Ireland delays relaxing strict COVID-19 travel restrictions until October

15 Sep 2020

DUBLIN Ireland on Tuesday announced new rules that will likely cut popular holiday destinations Greece and Italy from a quarantine-free "green list" and leave some of Europe's strictest travel restrictions in place for another month.

Ryanair steels for winter 'write-off' as travel gloom deepens

09 Sep 2020

DUBLIN/PARIS Ryanair slashed its annual passenger target by another 10 million on Wednesday, becoming the latest European airline to signal more capacity cuts as resurgent COVID-19 infections and travel restrictions dent recovery hopes.

Ryanair boosts balance sheet with 400 million euro share placement

04 Sep 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair has raised 400 million euros (356.84 million pounds)from shareholders to strengthen its balance sheet as it eyes potential market opportunities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Europe's largest low-cost carrier said on Friday.

Ryanair targets 400 million euros in share placement

03 Sep 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair launched a share placement on Thursday, aiming to raise 400 million euros ($473 million) to help it take advantage of lower costs following the COVID-19 pandemic to expand its fleet and other initiatives.

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