Thursday October 1, 2020

Nightmare scenario haunts government

Michael O’Leary’s bid for the national carrier has thrown the flotation into turmoil, writes Political Reporter Niamh Connolly.

7th October, 2006

There will be no let-up in the Taoiseach’s workload this week as he faces more turbulence over accusations that his government has bungled the Aer Lingus sale by failing to predict a predatory takeover bid by Ryanair.

Michael O’Leary’s bid to buy a majority stake in Aer Lingus raises the prospect of the Ryanair boss sitting around the same board table as the government. Heads have been spinning in horror in a number...

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