Aviation tycoon Ryan’s wife leaves €59m in will

Mairead Ryan described in probate as ‘retired nurse’

10th April, 2016
The late Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair and Guinness Peat Aviation, left an estate worth 95 million Picture: Aidan Crawley

Mairead Ryan, the wife of the late aviation figure Tony Ryan, has left an estate valued at over €59 million, probate documents show.

Mairead raised the couple’s sons Cathal, Declan and Shane Ryan and managed family life at home while the Guinness Peat Aviation (GPA) and Ryanair founder travelled the world pursuing a high-flying career.

She died following a brief illness last September, and her funeral was held at the cathedral in her...

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