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Strong bookings boost Ryanair's hopes of return to normal

01 Jul 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair reported "very strong" bookings from holidaymakers as it relaunched its network with 1,000 flights on Wednesday, the start of a summer that Group Chief Executive Michael O'Leary hopes will restore Europe's confidence in air travel.

Lockdown easing pits Irish health officials against airline bosses

01 Jul 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair used its return to a more regular schedule on Wednesday to pile pressure on its home market of Ireland to ease travel restrictions in a debate that has pitted airline bosses against increasingly cautious health officials.

Irish coalition deal approved to end political deadlock

27 Jun 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's two dominant centre-right parties and the smaller Green Party agreed on Friday to form a new coalition government that will focus on climate action and end four months of political stalemate.

Irish parties ink deal to bring Greens into new coalition government

16 Jun 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's two dominant centre-right parties have agreed to form a coalition for the first time in a deal that will also put the Green Party at the centre of policymaking and end a political stalemate triggered by an inconclusive February election.

Ireland speeds up cautious reopening of economy

05 Jun 2020

DUBLIN Ireland will accelerate the cautious reopening of its economy, with the fourth and final phase of easing restrictions to start on July 20, three weeks earlier than scheduled, acting Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday.

Ireland's tax take stable despite lockdown, future unclear

03 Jun 2020

DUBLIN Ireland's tax take has been broadly stable so far this year as bumper corporate tax returns and greater than expected resilience in income tax and VAT receipts staved off a forecast collapse because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Lessor SMBC defers 68 Max jets, no cancellation plans at this point

03 Jun 2020

DUBLIN Aircraft leasing firm SMBC Aviation Capital on Wednesday said it had deferred delivery of 68 of Boeing's grounded 737 MAX jet by four years until 2025-2027, but said it did not plan to cancel any orders "at this point."

Ryanair's holiday bookings surge, sees UK dropping quarantine

27 May 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair expects Britain to join other European nations in dropping COVID-19 quarantine plans in the coming weeks, its CEO told Reuters on Wednesday, as he reported a "big surge" in holiday bookings from the country.

UPDATE 2-Ryanair's holiday bookings surge, sees UK dropping quarantine

27 May 2020

* Job cuts may be significantly lower than 3,000 (Adds more O'Leary comments)

Ryanair shares surge on reduced cash burn, optimistic outlook

18 May 2020

DUBLIN Ryanair shares surged 15% on Monday after Europe's largest low-cost carrier announced details of sharp cost cuts and promised a swift return to full capacity and expansion in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis. | Video

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