Matt Cooper: O’Leary takes aim at Ryan as climate goals and aviation recovery collide

The Green Party’s role in the coalition will grow in significance as the Ryanair boss exerts pressure over an aviation recovery

‘Michael O’Leary has the ears of senior Fine Gael ministers.’ Picture: Isopix/Shutterstock

All the political talk is about divisions in government between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil, all largely due to personal issues and historical enmities.

The Green Party’s role in this coalition is less focused upon by political commentators, but it will come into sharper focus over the coming weeks, especially when it brings forward plans to increase further climate action commitments. Just how realistic the existing ones are is surely a matter for debate, long ...