Hot air over Shannon move

What is the point of Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael TDs and Ibec whingeing about the short-sighted Aer Lingus decision to end its Shannon-Heathrow connection?

18th August, 2007

What is the point of Minister for Defence Willie O’Dea, Fianna Fail and Fine Gael TDs and Ibec whingeing about the short-sighted Aer Lingus decision to end its Shannon-Heathrow connection?

They must have known what could happen when they supported the privatisation of our national carrier. After all, they had the lessons of Eircom and West Link, where vital infrastructure was exploited for maximum profits at the expense of taxpayers and consumers.

Ironically,...

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