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European Commission clears €1.36bn takeover of Aer Lingus by IAG
Aer Lingus-IAG deal set for completion today
Shareholders in Aer Lingus have until today, August 18th, to accept an offer from British Airways owner IAG to acquire the airline. However the deadline is largely a formality, given that 62 per cent of the airline’s owners have already accepted the deal, and Ryanair, which has a 29.5 per cent stake, has also voted to accept it.
So, with the airline set to imminently shake off its Irish ownership for the first time, we take a look back at the key events which have shaped what was once the national airline, but is still seen by many, as an emblem of the country.