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Irish budget takes aim at living costs, tapers COVID supports

Oct 12 2021

DUBLIN Ireland offered voters some help to deal with sharp rises in the cost of living in its annual budget on Tuesday while reining in the deficit and spelling out when COVID-19 business support will end next year as the recovery gathers pace.

Ireland agrees to global tax deal, sacrificing prized low rate

Oct 07 2021

DUBLIN (Reuters) -Ireland dropped its opposition to an overhaul of global corporate tax rules on Thursday, agreeing to give up its prized 12.5% tax for large multinationals in a major boost to efforts to impose a minimum rate worldwide.

Analysis-Climate and COVID cast shadow over jet demand outlook

Sep 23 2021

LONDON/TOULOUSE Jetmakers see strong demand for airliners even as the industry braces for tough new environmental measures, but some financiers have raised doubts over forecasts that the $150 billion industry will return to pre-COVID growth in just a few years.

Leasing firms buy more planes than ailing airlines for first time

Sep 20 2021

LONDON Aircraft leasing companies are for the first time buying more of the world's passenger planes than airlines after the pandemic clobbered carriers around the world, senior industry executives said on Monday.

Ryanair 'couldn't care less' about another Boeing order as it lifts growth target

Sep 16 2021

DUBLIN Ryanair lifted its five-year passenger forecast on Thursday, saying the delivery of an existing Boeing order and increased use of older aircraft would allow it to grow faster without the need for an additional large plane deal. | Video

Analysis-EasyJet bid kicks off scramble for budget airline supremacy

Sep 10 2021

LONDON/DUBLIN Europe's no-frills airlines are heralding a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grab market share from traditional carriers struggling to emerge from the pandemic, but each will have to overcome significant challenges to come out on top.

Ryanair says UK lagging Europe on post-COVID recovery

Sep 08 2021

MADRID/ROME (Reuters) -Britain is lagging the aviation recovery in the rest of Europe due to confusing COVID-19 restrictions and its airports will struggle in the coming winter, Ryanair executives said on Tuesday.

Ryanair ends jet order talks with Boeing amid price dispute

Sep 06 2021

DUBLIN Boeing faces a standoff with one of its biggest customers after Ireland's Ryanair said it had ended talks over a purchase of 737 MAX 10 jets worth tens of billions of dollars due to differences over price. | Video

Ireland announces multibillion euro plan to fix housing crisis

Sep 02 2021

DUBLIN (Reuters) -The Irish government on Thursday announced a multibillion euro plan to tackle the country's housing crisis, which has become a huge political issue as voters fear an entire generation may be frozen out of home ownership.

UPDATE 1-Ireland announces multibillion euro plan to fix housing crisis

Sep 02 2021

* New vacant property, rezoning taxes planned (Adds quote from PM, criticism from opposition)

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