The Irish government has stated that it needs more reassurances on jobs and growth prospects for Aer Lingus before it can consider selling its 25% stake in the airline to IAG. The Irish government requires more detail on IAG’s planned expansion of Aer Lingus transatlantic routes and guarantees on connections between Ireland and Heathrow for longer than the five years currently offered. In a statement, Paschal Donohoe, the Irish transport minister, stated that the government cannot give an irrevocable commitment to the offer as it stands based on the supporting information provided. He added, however, that the government was “open
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