Out of Office: catch up on the day’s business news

Out Of Office

The Business Post gets you up to date with the big stories of the day

Welcome to the Business Post’s Out of Office, your daily round-up of the day’s business, tech, markets, legal and politics news.

Thursday got off to an eventful start with a a raft of companies issuing annual results. Among the most notable were IAG, the Aer Lingus parent-firm, Dalata, Cairn Homes, and CRH. Read how they fared here.

Updates from travel-centric firms put the Dublin Airport passenger cap row back into focus – with Ryanair also joining in the conversation. Speaking in front of two cardboard cut outs of the ministers for transport and tourism, both of which sported hats branded with the word “dunce”, O’Leary called for legislation to scrap the cap.

Also in aviation, the parent company of Aer Lingus has threatened to limit investment in the airline, including cancelling deliveries of new planes, unless agreement is soon reached with pilots on a new pay deal.

As the government faces calls to increase their housing targets to 50,000 per year, Killian Woods asked a range of developers and industry analysts if such a target can be met.

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