O’Leary will stay on to finish Aer Lingus job

Ryanair’s bid for Aer Lingus has prompted Michael O’Leary to shelve his plans to resign as chief executive of the low-cost airline in 2008.

21st October, 2006

O’Leary announced his plans to step down last November, prompting widespread speculation about who would replace him, but he has now changed his mind.

‘‘It’s just a rolling plan to leave in about two or three years’ time – don’t get too hung up about it,” O’Leary told The Sunday Business Post.

‘‘You can be bloody sure I’ll be here for the four...

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