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Posts lost just to spite Ryanair

THE Government has effective control over the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) as the sole owner and significant influence (as a major shareholder) over Aer Lingus in relation to the 'Hanger 6' controversy and Ryanair.

So why does the Taoiseach pretend he has no influence as he splits hairs in regard to contractual obligations and so on?

Even if the lease with Aer Lingus was broken and the company sought damages, any award would be minimal because a move by Aer Lingus to Hangar 3 would involve little inconvenience or cost.

Why, in the first place, is the Aer Lingus operation based in a hangar that appears to be far too big for its needs?

And why was it given to that company by the DAA, which knew that Ryanair might establish 300 jobs there? Was this done purely to spite or frustrate Ryanair?

Is Aer Lingus playing the dog in the manger?

JOHN STAFFORD
Dublin 16

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