Thursday September 24, 2020

O’Leary: state will lose High Court battle over travel controls

The Ryanair boss was bullish ahead of Tuesday’s legal challenge which claims Ireland’s Covid-19 restrictions are unlawful

13th September, 2020
Michael O’Leary: wants the government to adopt the European Commission’s new guidelines for travel rather than following Nphet’s advice. Picture: Bloomberg

The state will lose its legal battle with Ryanair over Covid-19 travel restrictions, Michael O’Leary has said ahead of the airline’s High Court challenge on Tuesday.

Speaking to the Business Post by phone, the Ryanair chief executive described the government’s handling of the coronavirus travel ban as “monstrously mad”, and called for the European Commission’s new guidelines for air travel to be introduced immediately. He also criticised the British government’s handling...

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