The big boys control the skies and our lives

Aer Lingus and Ryanair are two iconic businesses in Ireland. Aer Lingus has been part of our identity for over half a century.

21st October, 2006

Ryanair is the creation of a new entrepreneurial Ireland, part of our national self-confidence. They are both ‘in play’ at present because of the spirit of our times, the market. We, the citizens, have no say in the outcome.

The big boys will decide, as the big boys decide everything that matters - or almost everything that matters. Ryanair’s creation was the inspiration of a remarkable man, Tony Ryan, whom I have known...

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