Ryanair drops €14 million damages claim in settlement with trade union Forsa

A judge had ruled that Michael O’Leary’s phone records, texts and Whatsapp messages be searched as part of the lawsuit

Michael O’Leary, Ryanair’s chief executive, ‘doesn’t do email’, a court heard earlier this month. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Ryanair has dropped a €14 million damages claim against trade union Forsa after reaching a settlement, the High Court heard today.

Ryanair had taken a case against Forsa and 11 named pilots over claims that the airline lost €13.7 million as the result of a proposed strike in August 2019. The airline was granted an injunction preventing the 48-hour strike from going ahead, which Forsa said was in response to issues related to pay.

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