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14th September, 2013
People enjoying the fine summer weather in St Stephen's Green, Dublin.

Time to plan for the weather

Ireland's climate is so wretched that even when we get a glorious summer like the one just passed, the weather still has the capacity to undermine corporate profits. Just ask Aer Lingus chief executive Christoph Mueller.

On Friday he had the unhappy task of informing shareholders that operating profits at the airline would come in at about €60 million this year, and not the €69 million he had previously...

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