Thursday 29 September 2016

Ryanair's Michael O'Leary on the warpath: Dublin City Council not the only one to get a roasting

Published 04/05/2016 | 12:34

Michael O’Leary speaking at a Ryanair press event in Dublin
Michael O’Leary speaking at a Ryanair press event in Dublin

Cyclists and Dublin City Council have become the latest groups to face the wrath of Michael O'Leary.

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The Ryanair boss, who was speaking at a conference at the Aviva Stadium this morning, was responding to earlier remarks from Dublin City Council about enhancing the cycling offer in the capital.

"That's all we need in Dublin is more blooming bicycles,"Mr O 'Leary told the Creative Minds conference this morning.

"In a country where  it rains about 250 days a year, the way forward for Dublin is, more bicycles. Let's just go back to walking all together. Soon we'll  be living in caves designed by Dublin City Council. Traffic won't work, there's nowhere to park the cars and yet this is a smarter way forward. We should take the cyclists out and shoot them."

"We should create a city that works given that this is a low rise, broadly based city and I speak as one of the commuters who commutes on a daily basis from Mullingar. I can't do it by bicycle... I want to drive and I expect Dublin City [Council] to come up with a smarter way for me to get around Dublin and be able to park my car somewhere in the middle of Dublin without it being dug up every six weeks so we can have some other faddy non sustainable public transport solution.

 "I hate to pick on Dublin City Council, but shit they're here and they deserve a slapping."

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