Chutzpah, vision and Ireland's biggest deal

Ryanair's $16 billion air fleet deal is the largest in Irish corporate history, showing a powerful and brave strategy that is rarely seen today, writes David McWilliams.

24th March, 2013
Ryanair's modest woes rather than its major triumphs tend to get more media coverage.

Last week saw the largest corporate transaction involving an Irish company ever. Yet it got precious little press coverage. Indeed, during the week, rather than going big on this huge business story, RTE twice carried a story about the company, Ryanair, being fined a modest €375,000 by the Dutch consumer agency, rather than focusing on the $16 billion deal announced last Tuesday.

Quite why Ryanair's modest woes rather than its major triumphs tend to get more...

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