Wednesday 4 March 2015
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has this evening (Wednesday) confirmed that the Government’s Inter Departmental Steering Group held a meeting this afternoon with representatives from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), at their request.
Minister Donohoe in a statement last week (24th February) outlined the basis upon which further consideration would be given to the IAG proposal. This was discussed at the meeting.
Tuesday 24 February 2015
Having briefed his Cabinet colleagues on the latest position in relation to the IAG proposal to make an offer for Aer Lingus, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D., has this afternoon (Tuesday) reiterated the Government’s underlying position in relation to its shareholding in Aer Lingus. The minority holding which the State has in Aer Lingus would not be sold unless the market conditions were favourable, the terms of the sale were satisfactory to the Government and an acceptable price could be secured.
Speaking following a statement by Aer Lingus this afternoon (Friday), the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, said: ‘I have had an opportunity to meet with IAG and Aer Lingus this week to engage directly with them. I note the statement from Aer Lingus this afternoon and the matter remains under consideration by Government’.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Friday) decided not to establish an appeal panel to review the latest regulatory determination made by the Commissioner for Aviation Regulation specifying the maximum levels of airport charges that may be levied by daa in respect of Dublin Airport. This follows a joint notification to the Minister from Aer Lingus, daa and Ryanair that they wished to withdraw their previous requests to the Minister to establish such an Appeal Panel.
Monday 2 February 2015
Following a statement this afternoon (Monday) from International Airlines Group (IAG) in respect of its proposal to make an offer for Aer Lingus, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD said: 'I note the statement from IAG this afternoon and will examine the details very carefully'.
Monday 2 February 2015
Check Against Delivery
A lot has been said regarding potential takeover offers for Aer Lingus in the last couple of days. Indeed this has been a matter of some debate since it was first announced in December that International Airlines Group was considering making a takeover offer for Aer Lingus. Clearly the matter has moved on since then, but we are still in the early stages of any process.
This morning I briefed my Cabinet colleagues on the approaches that have been made to the Board of Aer Lingus by International Airlines Group (IAG) – each of which is in the public domain.
The Government notes the statement by the Board of Aer Lingus this morning that it has indicated to IAG that the financial terms of the latest proposal are at a level which it would be willing to recommend, subject to being satisfied with the manner in which IAG proposes to address the interests of relevant parties.
Monday 12 January 2015
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, has today (Monday) welcomed the increase in passenger numbers at Dublin Airport during 2014. daa announced that at the end of December 2014 passenger numbers for the year stood at 21.7 million which represents an increase of 8% over 2013.