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Ryanair says Irish pilot jobs saved after pay cut is agreed 

More than 400 pilots that work with the airline in Ireland accept a 20pc pay cut

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Takeoff: Ryanair is now operating about 1,000 flights a day

Takeoff: Ryanair is now operating about 1,000 flights a day

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Takeoff: Ryanair is now operating about 1,000 flights a day

ALL of Ryanair's more than 400 pilots based in Ireland have signed an agreement that will see their pay slashed by 20pc.

And the carrier, whose group chief executive is Michael O'Leary, has insisted that the move will ensure none of them will lose their jobs in the immediate future.

But the agreement was also secured after a tense standoff with the pilots.