Saturday 16 December 2017

Forget concessions canard - Aer Lingus bid is hostile takeover

"Attempts by the executives of both Aer Lingus and British Airways/IAG to present the takeover as a done deal have gone on far too long"

Sean Barrett

Attempts by the executives of both Aer Lingus and British Airways/IAG to present the takeover as a done deal have gone on far too long.

The takeover of Aer Lingus by British Airways/IAG is not in the Irish national interest, is anti-competitive and anti-consumer. T

his is a hostile takeover against the wishes of the overwhelming majority of the people (the Ipsos/MRBI poll of March 30 found a majority opposed the sale with 54pc against) of this country who own the 25.1pc of Aer Lingus.

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