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Saturday 17 February 2018

Calling saints and Duracell bunnies: Ryanair's Michael O'Leary looking for assistant

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary
Michael O'Leary
Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary at the launch of his airline’s new smartphone app. Photo: Damien Eagers
Ailish O'Hora

Ailish O'Hora

Do you have the patience of a saint and the energy of a Duracell bunny? If so you could apply for what is arguably one of the most difficult jobs in the world.

Michael O'Leary is looking for a new assistant.

"A bright, ambitious qualified accountant is required to assist Ryanair’s CEO," the ad says.

Not much to go on there but if O'Leary's form is anything to go by it should be a lively enough role.

More recently he had to apologise after cracking a joke about sex with the Queen.

And it might be useful  to remember that he hates"bolloxology" and that he can also spot a "communist", a "loony" or a "union head" at 10 paces.

Up until recently, at least, he didn't do email so communication skills would also be a boon.

Remember Michael O'Leary was once an assistant himself - to none other than the late Tony Ryan, the founder of Ryanair.

One thing's for sure, no loonies or lefties need apply.


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