Dublin Airport cap row deepens as Ryanair and Aer Lingus issue fresh warnings

Both Michael O’Leary and Lynne Embleton have said that jobs, future investment and economic growth are at risk

Michael O’Leary with cut-outs of ministers Eamon Ryan Catherine Martin. Picture: Gareth Chaney

The ongoing row over the passenger cap at Dublin airport intensified further this week as both Ryanair and Aer Lingus issued fresh warnings that the current situation risks job losses in the aviation sector, will hamper future investment and will ultimately damage the Irish economy.

On Thursday, Ryanair held a press conference in Dublin where Michael O’Leary, the airline’s group chief executive, once again took aim at Eamon Ryan, claiming the transport minister was willing ...