Sunday 15 July 2018

Why Ryanair chief thinks Dublin Airport boss is a 'waste of space'

Daniel McConnell

Daniel McConnell

Declan Collier, the CEO of the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), is the man Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary is refusing to deal with. But who is he and why does Mr O'Leary want nothing to do with him?

Mr Collier was appointed DAA chief executive officer in April 2005.

Up until last year Mr Collier was paid a basic salary of €348,000 per year, or €29,000 a month. However, like many at the top of the public sector, he is in command of whopping bonuses, expenses, VIP access to the airport, a company car and a gold-plated pension. When all these add-ons are factored in, his total package is worth a staggering €638,000 a year.

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