Thursday 8 December 2016

Michael O'Leary – he's here all week!

Published 02/04/2014 | 02:30

Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair
Michael O'Leary, chief executive officer of Ryanair
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Joe Higgins

Departing straight from the Old Jokes Home and arriving, not untypically, rather further away from the destination he would have preferred, Michael O'Leary has once again found himself in the doo-doo as a result of that voodoo that he do so well – telling off-colour jokes and enraging people.

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When yesterday's story broke about him causing a hot flush of post-Colonial outrage at a dinner for the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly, most of us would have been forgiven for making extra sure that it wasn't one of those oh-so-hilarious media April Fools' Day jokes.

Did the Ryanair boss actually stand up in front of a crowd, including our own Dear Inda, and declare that: "Addressing such an august body as this reminds me much of making love to the Queen – you know it's a great honour, you're just not sure how much pleasure it's going to be"?

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