Monday February 17, 2020

Matt Cooper on Ryanair

Michael O’Leary has treated most rows as a game he can control. This time it’s different, as it’s impacting on the airline’s profit

1st October, 2017
Michael O’Leary: critics are emerging in droves Picture: Getty

Michael O’Leary’s critics are emerging from the long grass in droves – and they are clearly enjoying his and Ryanair’s great discomfort.

If you think the Irish media has been jumping on him and Ryanair over the last fortnight – and obviously with considerable justification – then it pales in comparison with much of the coverage in the British media in particular and further afield.

Schadenfreude is defined as...

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