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Pensions turbulence threatens Aer Lingus

The airline's decision to give its chief executive large bonuses and pension rises puts it in a sticky spot, writes Fearghal O'Connor.

4th May, 2014
Christoph Mueller, chief executive, Aer Lingus. Picture: Feargal Ward

The last time an Aer Lingus chief executive faced a stiff rebuke from government, it was Willie Walsh, following his ill-fated management buyout suggestion.

Walsh and his wingmen, Seamus Kearney and Brian Dunne, departed the airline after falling out with then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern over the proposal.

Christoph Mueller, on the other hand, had already seen his key lieutenants jump ship without him before he found himself at loggerheads with the government over his generous...

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