O‘Leary wanted me out, I was a dead man walking, says Bellew

Outgoing chief operations officer Bellew defends move to rival EasyJet in high stakes High Court case

15th December, 2019
O‘Leary wanted me out, I was a dead man walking, says Bellew
Peter Bellew, Ryanair’s outgoing chief operations officer, arriving at the High Court where he is involved in a case taken by Ryanair to prevent him going to rival EasyJet before 2021 Picture: Sam Boal/RollingNews.ie

As thousands of people across Europe waited to find out if their Christmas would be affected by Ryanair pilot strikes, Michael O’Leary made, in his words, a “momentous” decision.

He called two of his most senior executives home from London, and such was the urgency he sent the company Learjet to pick them up for an eleventh-hour meeting in Ryanair‘s head office.

The two men discussed the situation on...

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