Shannon: Mannion’s Rubicon

Resolving the dispute over the Shannon to Healthrow route could decide the entire future of the airline, writes Markets Correspondent David Clerkin.

18th August, 2007

Resolving the dispute over the Shannon to Healthrow route could decide the entire future of the airline, writes Markets Correspondent David Clerkin.

Overcoming the problems on the banks of the Shannon will be Aer Lingus chief Dermot Mannion’s Rubicon. Just like Julius Caesar before him, it will determine the direction of an empire.

The decision by rival Ryanair to flex its muscle on the Aer Lingus shareholder register threw a new and potentially...

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