Government to consider offer of cheap flights by Ryanair during EU presidency
THE Government has said it is considering a proposal by Ryanair to make cheap flights available to it during Ireland's EU presidency.
The airline claims the Government could save €3.5m by availing of an offer for €50 one-way flights between Dublin and Brussels, allowing free flight changes and with a special helpline and assistance desks.
Ryanair claimed these savings would apply if just 1,000 trips were taken by officials over the presidency, but said it had not received any reply to its offer sent to European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton.
However, a Department of the Taoiseach spokesperson said the proposal was being considered.