Ten days that shook a €20 billion behemoth

As Ryanair licks its wounds from the biggest PR disaster in its history, it knows that all its good work in recent years is at huge risk of being undone

24th September, 2017

First off, let’s be clear that Michael O’Leary has been the outstanding chief executive not just of this generation, but arguably of any Irish company. The achievements of Michael Smurfit, Tony O’Reilly and Denis O’Brien do not match what O’Leary has done with Ryanair. The airline is what it is today not because of Tony Ryan, but because of O’Leary and his unyielding belief in low fares and low costs....

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