O’Leary signals new Aer Lingus bid

The Ryanair boss was never a traditionalist, and he’s not going to start now, writes Richard Curran

17th January, 2009

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has given his strongest indication yet that he will increase his takeover offer for Aer Lingus. He has spoken about not increasing his offer to ‘‘stupid’’ levels like €2.06 to €2.60 per share. Instead, he said that at no point would he make an offer for the former state airline for a price that began with the number ‘‘two’’.

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