Michael O’Leary will ‘apologise to nobody’ for buying estate near Dublin Airport to house staff

The head of Ryanair was responding to the housing minister who said he was ‘frustrated’ by the airline’s purchase of 25 homes at Fosterstown Place

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said it was his job to provide accommodation for his staff who were struggling to find affordable options near Dublin Airport. Picture: Arthur Carron

Michael O'Leary, the head of Ryanair, has said the company will "apologise to nobody” for buying a housing estate near Dublin Airport to provide accommodation for its staff.

Last week, the Business Post revealed that the airline bought 25 new homes in a north Dublin housing estate called Fosterstown Place.

Darragh O’Brien, the housing minister, said he was “frustrated” to see Ryanair acquire the majority of the 28-unit development in Swords, which is based close ...