Ryanair profits jumped by 25pc to €245m in the first quarter of its financial year, according to new figures from the company.
This compared to an after tax profit of just under €200m in the corresponding period in 2014.
Revenue at the airline was up by 10pc, from just under €1.5bn to €1.65bn, while earnings per share increased from
cent to 17.90 cent.
The number of customers who travelled with the carrier was up by 16pc, from 24.3m in the first quarter of the financial year in 2014 to 28m.
The airline also upped its traffic target for the 2016 financial year from 100m passengers to 103m.
Failte Ireland has published a short list of 15 finalists in its Touristm Towns competition. The towns which will be visted by adjudicators over the next few weeks are Kilkenny, Lismore, Killarney,Clonakilty, Belmullet, Ardmore, Tralee, Adare, Sneem,Carrick on Shannon, Kenmare,Portmagee, Cobh, Youghal and Mountshannon.
Jacksons Hotel, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal is for sale with an asking price of €2,3m.
The 138 bedroom four star hotel has a large conferebce centre and a leisure centre with swimming pool.
The sale is being handled by DTZ Sherry Fitzgerald which is also selling the Cedars Hotel in Rosslare. This 34 bedroom three star hotel has ceased trading and is being offered with vacant possession with an asking price of €700,000