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Video: Ryanair has gone one better than the Chancellor's Autumn Statement

Ryanair attacked a plan to force carriers to switch passengers to other airlines after a 12-hour delay

Ryanair lashes out over threat of forced Aer Lingus stake sale

Ryanair could be forced to sell its entire stake in Aer Lingus after regulators today said the holding could damage competition on fares and routes.

Ryanair's dream to be grounded: Watchdog poised to order Michael O'Leary to halve carrier's stake in Aer Lingus

Michael O'Leary, the outspoken Ryanair boss who has harboured dreams of owning Aer Lingus, will be told this week to sell around half of the budget airline's stake in Ireland's national flag carrier.

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Ryanair profits at record high and aims to double short-haul European flight numbers

Ryanair wants to more than double its share of the European short-haul market to 20 per cent in the next five years

Michael O’Leary, chief executive of Ryanair, has courted publicity for the company in the past

You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots

Staff memo warns that signing letter airing safety fears would be ‘gross misconduct’

A former member of Ryanair’s cabin crew has blown the whistle on the conditions of work at Europe’s largest budget airline

Join Ryanair! See the world! But we'll only pay you for nine months a year

Glamorous myth of the flight attendant lifestyle undermined by angry employee's claims of 'exploitation'

Former bankrupt Kerry Katona in the original advert for Cash Lady

Kerry Katona back in new payday loan advert days after original was banned

Just days after an advert selling payday loans featuring reality television star Kerry Katona was branded “irresponsible” and banned, the former bankrupt is back on our screens in a new advert for the same company.

Sprinter Sacre

Aintree: Sprinter Sacre wins the Melling Chase

Tackling two and a half miles for the first time over the larger obstacles, he was a 1-3 favourite to beat a top-class field

Ireland’s Stuart Crawford takes a tumble with Mourne Paddy at the Chair during the John Smith’s Fox Hunters’ Chase

Aintree: Tartan Snow's moment in the sun tainted by disaster

100-1 shot wins Fox Hunters’ Chase but all the talk will be of Battlefront’s death

Cue Card’s trainer, Colin Tizzard

Tizzard takes gallops cue to square up to Sprinter

The gauntlet that was left lying on the ground at Cheltenham is to be picked up at Aintree.

Get your passports out! Forget the snow and winter's relentless icy grip, where are the best getaways for a warming early break?

Ranging from 20C to a blistering 31C, Sophie Lam and Ben Ross have suggestions for holidays to thaw your spirit

Business week in review

In profit...

Nina Carberry may be going for glory on Tofino Bay in the big race at Aintree

Nina Carberry may battle sister-in-law in Grand National

Having come closer to winning than any other woman, when third last year, Katie Walsh will have high hopes when Seabass returns to Aintree next month for the John Smith's Grand National. Remarkably, however, she could yet be beaten into the history books by her own sister-in-law.

Big lift for Boeing as Ryanair places $16 billion jets order

Irish budget airline Ryanair today announced a landmark deal with US plane maker Boeing to buy 175 jets for $15.6 billion (£10.3 billion).

Sir Des Champs, who won at the Cheltenham Festival last year under Davy Russell
First Lieutenant (right), in the absence of his old rival Bobs Worth (left), can land the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham

Cheltenham Festival: First Lieutenant can assume command

The Festival has lost none of its intensity since expanding to a fourth day in 2005, but those who counselled that "less is more" may yet feel they had a point when they contemplate today's card. Elevated to the Thursday centrepiece, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle has hitherto borrowed lustre first from Inglis Drever, who won three times in four years, and then from Big Buck's, whose record-breaking spree of 18 wins has incorporated the last four runnings.

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