Aer Lingus aims to charm investors into its embrace

The charm offensive to privatise Aer Lingus is in full swing this weekend, except of course if you happen to be the proverbial ordinary man or woman in the street.

2nd September, 2006

The charm offensive to privatise Aer Lingus is in full swing this weekend, except of course if you happen to be the proverbial ordinary man or woman in the street.

Harsh lessons were learned by the political classes following the stock market flotation of Eircom in 1999, which resulted in several hundred thousand people losing thousands of pounds. So the ordinary punter is being shunned this time around.

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