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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, announces Government’s support for International Airlines Group (IAG)’s offer for Aer Lingus

Tuesday, 26th May 2015

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has announced that at its meeting today (Tuesday) the Government took a decision to support IAG’s offer for Aer Lingus. The Government decision was taken following detailed and careful consideration of all of the issues involved in a potential disposal of the State’s 25.1% minority shareholding in Aer Lingus and the extensive discussions that have taken place with IAG on the matters that the Minister highlighted in his statement of 24th February.

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD Seanad Commencement Matter

Tuesday 31 March 2015

“The need for the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport to defend the independence of Aer Lingus from the proposed takeover by British Airways / IAG in view of the failures of the takeover airline to serve adequately the regions of the United Kingdom and the need for Ireland as an outer offshore island to develop independent competitive air services”

Senator Sean D. Barrett

Statement from Minister Donohoe on meeting with IAG

 

Friday 13 March 2015

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has confirmed that the Government’s Inter-Departmental Steering Group held a meeting this morning (Friday) with representatives from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) for further discussions in relation to IAG’s proposal for Aer Lingus and, in particular, on the issues set out in Minister Donohoe’s statement  of 24th February.  This engagement is continuing. There will be no further comment at this time. 

 

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