Saturday 20 January 2018

Mary O'Rourke: The old Michael made me cry, but the new version makes me wonder

Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary

Mary O'Rourke

Indeed Michael, 'I hardly knew you' and yet, in a strange way, I did

My head is all in a spin at reading today 'about the 'new' Michael O'Leary. It was a really good interview and I will return to that.

But let me go back a bit. The Michael O'Leary I knew when I was Minister for Public Enterprise was the bane of my life and that of the officials in my department. Equally, he became the bane of Bertie Ahern's life.

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