The airline, set up by Tony Ryan as a rival to the comfortable state-owned Aer Lingus, has dramatically changed the aviation landscape, not only here but across Europe.
While the exchequer was bailing out Aer Lingus to the tune of hundreds of millions of pounds, Ryanair was thriving o n what was then a relatively new concept in the Irish marketplace - competition.
O’Leary’s bold swoop on Aer Lingus during the week caught the markets...
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