Rival airlines ‘would kill for’ facts about Irish carrier

High Court hears how Ryanair’s chief operations officer was ‘privy to a huge volume of confidential information’

8th December, 2019
Rival airlines ‘would kill for’ facts about Irish carrier
Michael O’Leary, the Ryanair chief executive, at the Four Courts for a High Court action against former Ryanair Chief Operating Officer, Peter Bellew Picture: Collins

Peter Bellew was at Dublin Airport when he got a call from his boss.

Michael O’Leary wanted to know why his chief operations officer was flying to Brussels for dinner when his performance had been, in O’Leary’s opinion, “unacceptable and sloppy” at their weekly morning meeting.

An unprecedented memo followed this November 2018 phone call where O’Leary reprimanded Bellew for what he believed was his poor performance,...

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