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Monday 27 February 2017

Plane sailing at Aer Lingus AGM - but IAG bid is waiting in the wings

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Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington
Aer Lingus chairman Colm Barrington

There was speculation that the Aer Lingus annual general meeting in the Radisson Hotel at Dublin Airport yesterday afternoon might run into a spot of turbulence, but in the end it was plane sailing for the airline's board.

A group of about 70 protesters from the Deferred Pensions Group were lined up peacefully outside the hotel with neatly printed placards with a variety of slogans, including some referring to the recently departed airline CEP Christoph Mueller who was paid €1.23m in 2014.

Vincent Lynch, chairman of the pensioners' group, said he and his colleagues had recently met with Social Protection Minister Joan Burton. "We didn't come out of the meeting with a warm, fuzzy feeling," he said.

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