Opinion Editorial

Wednesday 15 August 2018

High and mighty O'Leary is brought down to earth

'The past six months have been something of a nightmare for the man who has built up what is arguably Ireland's most successful company.' Photo: Getty Images
'The past six months have been something of a nightmare for the man who has built up what is arguably Ireland's most successful company.' Photo: Getty Images
Editorial

Editorial

And so it came to pass that Michael O'Leary, the self-styled Red Baron of cheap travel, has finally been shot down in flames, not by the tail gunners of rival airlines but by his own words.

Hell would freeze over before Ryanair would engage with unions, has been the message written large across the heavens by the feisty CEO's sky writers.

But the past six months have been something of a nightmare for the man who has built up what is arguably Ireland's most successful company, which operates from 86 locations.

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