The top business stories at midday on Tuesday:
**Aer Lingus** posts small rise in profit as LRC intervenes(http://www.businesspost.ie/#!story/Home/News/LRC+intervenes+in+Aer+Lingus+cabin+crew+dispute/id/19410615-5218-5278-f2e9-473df4429139) in cabin crew dispute.
**Ireland** "actively discussing" precautionary backstop - Howlin.
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