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Thursday 19 January 2017

Heads in the clouds over Aer Lingus

Published 27/05/2015 | 02:30

Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe is pictured as the speculation over Aer Lingus continues (Fergal Phillips)
Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe is pictured as the speculation over Aer Lingus continues (Fergal Phillips)
The saga of Aer Lingus is certainly one that has got into the nation's blood, and at times has caused that same blood to rush to the head

The founder of Continental Airlines, Robert Six, once wrote that: "I've never known an industry that can get into people's blood the way aviation does."

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The saga of Aer Lingus is certainly one that has got into the nation's blood, and at times has caused that same blood to rush to the head.

This is hardly surprising given what is at stake for unions, management and the country as a whole - as we are an island nation. With so much in play, the case for divesting of the State's holding needs to be irrefutable.

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