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Posts lost just to spite Ryanair

Published 18/02/2010 | 05:00

THE Government has effective control over the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) as the sole owner and significant influence (as a major shareholder) over Aer Lingus in relation to the 'Hanger 6' controversy and Ryanair.

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So why does the Taoiseach pretend he has no influence as he splits hairs in regard to contractual obligations and so on?

Even if the lease with Aer Lingus was broken and the company sought damages, any award would be minimal because a move by Aer Lingus to Hangar 3 would involve little inconvenience or cost.

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