The Last Post: Buying back Aer Lingus might not actually be a flight of fancy
It would cost us dearly, but our tourist industry and international connectivity may depend on the state repurchasing the national airline
They may never be acted upon, but government officials should be drawing up plans for the potential repurchase of Aer Lingus by the state.
The idea might seem insane to some, a flight of fancy if you like. Why on earth would the government, having sold first a majority of shares in the airline via flotation on the stock market and then the remainder of its holding when IAG came calling, look to repurchase the...
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