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Friday 15 February 2019

Michael O'Leary

Michael O'Leary is an Irish businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of Ryanair the low cost budget airline and is one of Ireland's wealthiest businessmen. Under his management Ryanair is now one of Europe's airlines.

How to spend the €335m 

One figure stood out in all the talk about airlines this week. (For once, it wasn't Michael O'Leary.) That figure was €335m. It's the amount that would go into the state coffers following the sale of Aer Lingus. (It's also the price of a return ticket to Heathrow in 1987, but that's another story.) What are we going to do with all that money? Leaving it lying around for the government to spend in the run-up to an election is like giving a cattle-prod to a toddler. You'd just be tempting fate. Something needs to be done before the public...

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