ARCHIVE Michael O'Leary: Pedals, politics and self-parody

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Michael O’Leary: ‘I’m a parody of myself. The parody is always there’ Picture: Bloomberg

Michael O’Leary hasn’t lost his sting; the Ryanair boss says Dublin is being ruined by cycling-lobby ‘headbangers’, climate change is bunk and the market will solve most problems

It’s hard, when talking to Michael O’Leary, not to think of the fable of the scorpion and the frog.

It’s a well-known tale. The scorpion asks the frog for a lift across the river. The frog, understandably cautious, asks for a promise he won’t get stung. The scorpion duly promises, but half way across he stings the frog anyway. The frog, as he sinks into the water, demands an explanation, since they’re now...

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