FG and Ryanair in war of words over airport security

Ryanair claimed that Fine Gael pushed for a security audit in Dublin Airport in 2005. At least one Fine Gael TD says the airline is twisting the truth to its own ends.

17th May, 2012
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary. One Fine Gael backbencher says his airline is twisting the truth for its own ends.

Ryanair has called on transport minister Leo Varadkar to honour what it claimed was Fine Gael’s 2005 call for an independent audit of Dublin Airport security.

The latest security management failure between the Department of Transport and the Dublin Airport Authority provides further evidence of the need for real change and reform in Irish transport, the airline said in a statement. It said that the DAA should be broken up in the way the...

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