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Ryanair pumps €50 million into new Dublin training centre as the airline plots its recovery
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Ryanair pumps €50 million into new Dublin training centre as the airline plots its recovery

Thu 9:01 AM 15,103 Views 24 Comments

The budget carrier is aiming to hire 5,000 new workers, group chief executive Michael O’Leary said.

Ryanair boss warns of ‘dramatically higher’ air fares next summer
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Ryanair boss warns of ‘dramatically higher’ air fares next summer

Sep 12th 2021, 6:01 PM 85,985 Views 76 Comments

Michael O’Leary said today that huge demand for holidays would coincide with fewer flights next year.

Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says
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Diversion of Ryanair flight to Belarus breached ‘all international aviation rules’, O'Leary says

Jun 15th 2021, 12:40 PM 15,256 Views 16 Comments

The plane changed course to head for the Belarus capital Minsk escorted by a MiG fighter jet.

Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
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Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'

May 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 51,149 Views 28 Comments

O’Leary also said it appears there were some KGB agents on board the flight.

'Michael just said, 'I'm paying Mouse to train him, I'm paying you to ride him, it's yere decision'
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'Michael just said, 'I'm paying Mouse to train him, I'm paying you to ride him, it's yere decision'

Mar 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 48,399 Views 7 Comments

Conor O’Dwyer only won four races as a jockey at Cheltenham. Two Gold Cup and two Champion Hurdles made for an impressive strike rate though.

Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph
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Michael O’Leary will ‘continue to support’ trainer Gordon Elliott despite ‘unacceptable’ photograph

Mar 1st 2021, 12:42 PM 75,903 Views 60 Comments

Betfair, however, has severed ties with Elliott after he was photographed sitting on a dead horse.

Ryanair says it owes no money to travel agents, denies claims that airline is causing refund 'logjam'
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Ryanair says it owes no money to travel agents, denies claims that airline is causing refund 'logjam'

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 2:39 PM 19,987 Views 25 Comments

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said last week that there is no backlog and all refunds have been issued.

'To say everything is refunded is not true': Travel agents and Ryanair customers take aim at O'Leary over remarks
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'To say everything is refunded is not true': Travel agents and Ryanair customers take aim at O'Leary over remarks

Feb 1st 2021, 3:53 PM 45,602 Views 56 Comments

The Commission for Aviation Regulation says that 80% of complaints relating to airline refunds have been resolved.

'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures
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'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures

Oct 15th 2020, 11:09 AM 20,626 Views 31 Comments

Calls for rapid airport testing have been backed by the chair of Dáil Covid Committee.

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste
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Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:10 PM 22,155 Views 26 Comments

Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.

Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?
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Debunked: Do European air travel guidelines show there is no need to quarantine visitors from overseas?

May 30th 2020, 12:05 AM 42,401 Views 91 Comments

Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary made a number of claims about Covid-19 and air travel on radio this week.

CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'
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CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'

Updated May 27th 2020, 8:20 PM 43,342 Views 115 Comments

Michael O’Leary called for the government to halt the new regulation.

'An idiotic idea': Michael O'Leary says Ryanair won't return to flying if middle seats must be left empty
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'An idiotic idea': Michael O'Leary says Ryanair won't return to flying if middle seats must be left empty

Apr 23rd 2020, 11:12 AM 67,170 Views 102 Comments

The Ryanair Executive laid out plans for the airline’s recovery including plans to run 40% of flights in July.

Ryanair removes flight change fee, says it expects the grounding of most of its fleet in Europe
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Ryanair removes flight change fee, says it expects the grounding of most of its fleet in Europe

Updated Mar 16th 2020, 1:33 PM 41,146 Views 48 Comments

The airline expects most of its planes to be grounded in 7-10 days.

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary slammed for ‘abhorrent’ remarks on Muslims
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Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary slammed for ‘abhorrent’ remarks on Muslims

Feb 22nd 2020, 9:40 AM 84,004 Views 169 Comments

The businessman said bombers ‘will generally be males of a Muslim persuasion’.

Tiger Roll '50-50' to attempt historic Grand National treble as handicap weights announced
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Tiger Roll '50-50' to attempt historic Grand National treble as handicap weights announced

Feb 11th 2020, 5:20 PM 4,873 Views 12 Comments

Two-timer winner handed top weight of 11st 10lbs ahead of Aintree showpiece.

'Tax holiday': Ryanair and O'Leary fuming at British government for bailing out airline Flybe
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'Tax holiday': Ryanair and O'Leary fuming at British government for bailing out airline Flybe

Jan 16th 2020, 9:20 PM 37,606 Views 35 Comments

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary said the rescue package for Flybe amounted to “illegal State aid”.

Johnny Ward: Gordon Elliott remains one of Irish racing's most glaring enigmas
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Johnny Ward: Gordon Elliott remains one of Irish racing's most glaring enigmas

Nov 29th 2019, 11:28 AM 10,841 Views 1 Comment

‘He is the messer at the bar who wants the night to continue, yet there is no chance whatsoever of him being late for work at the morning.’

Bonus scheme of up to €99m for Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary narrowly approved
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Bonus scheme of up to €99m for Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary narrowly approved

Sep 19th 2019, 1:23 PM 19,280 Views 37 Comments

In the 12 months to the end of March 2019, O’Leary’s basic salary was €1.06 million.

Eddie Wilson named new Ryanair CEO
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Eddie Wilson named new Ryanair CEO

Aug 30th 2019, 8:30 PM 66,997 Views 36 Comments

Wilson will replace Michael O’Leary from 1 September.

Ryanair is suing outgoing second-in-command Peter Bellew
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Ryanair is suing outgoing second-in-command Peter Bellew

Aug 8th 2019, 2:24 PM 32,693 Views 0 Comments

The Meath native, once tipped to become Michael O’Leary’s replacement, is moving to rival EasyJet.

'Unavoidable at this time': Ryanair says up to 900 jobs at risk
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'Unavoidable at this time': Ryanair says up to 900 jobs at risk

Jul 31st 2019, 3:28 PM 31,192 Views 48 Comments

CEO Michael O’Leary told staff about the potential job losses in a video message this week.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary earned almost €10,000 a day in the past year
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Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary earned almost €10,000 a day in the past year

Jul 31st 2019, 7:03 AM 30,648 Views 45 Comments

In the 12 months to March 2019, O’Leary pay package totalled €3.38 million.

'Loss of Michael O'Leary's financial investment will be felt across the board' - Ruby Walsh
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# Stepping Back

'Loss of Michael O'Leary's financial investment will be felt across the board' - Ruby Walsh

May 15th 2019, 1:34 PM 6,010 Views 2 Comments

It was announced yesterday that operations at the Gigginstown House Stud are to be brought to a halt.

Michael O'Leary stuns jump racing world with plan to wind down Gigginstown operation
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Michael O'Leary stuns jump racing world with plan to wind down Gigginstown operation

May 14th 2019, 1:56 PM 42,357 Views 42 Comments

The scaling back policy will will take place over the next few years.

Dear commissioner... The secret letters revealing Ryanair's friction with EU bureaucrats
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Dear commissioner... The secret letters revealing Ryanair's friction with EU bureaucrats

Apr 11th 2019, 1:22 PM 6,882 Views 12 Comments

Unpublished correspondence shows that Michael O’Leary is just as amusing in private as he is in public.

Ryanair asked the EU to use its 'influential voice' to pressure Paschal Donohoe in a tax law dispute
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Ryanair asked the EU to use its 'influential voice' to pressure Paschal Donohoe in a tax law dispute

Apr 6th 2019, 8:30 AM 62 Views 0 Comments

The airline had launched a High Court challenge relating to tax laws for Europe-based workers.

Ryanair asked the EU to use its 'influential voice' to pressure Paschal Donohoe in a tax law dispute
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Ryanair asked the EU to use its 'influential voice' to pressure Paschal Donohoe in a tax law dispute

Apr 6th 2019, 8:30 AM 15,279 Views 10 Comments

The airline had launched a High Court challenge relating to tax laws for Europe-based workers.

Ryanair reports €20 million loss in third quarter of 2018
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# Airline Overhaul

Ryanair reports €20 million loss in third quarter of 2018

Feb 4th 2019, 8:25 AM 20,968 Views 36 Comments

The airline has announced that CEO Michael O’Leary will stay at the helm until at least 2024.

Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance
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Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance

Feb 1st 2019, 12:50 PM 5,585 Views 1 Comment

The 26-year-old has had to deal with losing the Gigginstown job but retirements will leave a gap to fill and he’s as good as anyone else left, writes Johnny Ward.

Ryanair hopes to kill off weaker rivals with low fares and excess capacity - but they keep hanging on
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Ryanair hopes to kill off weaker rivals with low fares and excess capacity - but they keep hanging on

Jan 26th 2019, 7:15 AM 20,981 Views 27 Comments

The low-cost airline recently announced its second profit warning in three months.

Ryanair hopes its frailest rivals will die soon - but they keep clinging on for dear life
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Ryanair hopes its frailest rivals will die soon - but they keep clinging on for dear life

Jan 24th 2019, 3:26 PM 682 Views 0 Comments

The low-cost airline recently announced its second profit warning in three months.

The letter Michael O'Leary sent to Matt Cooper when he asked to write a book on Ryanair
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The letter Michael O'Leary sent to Matt Cooper when he asked to write a book on Ryanair

Nov 15th 2018, 9:05 PM 56,896 Views 28 Comments

O’Leary said he had “no interest in such books” and outlined he would not be available for an interview.

Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair
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Michael O'Leary says strike action 'fear' has spooked passengers from booking with Ryanair

Oct 1st 2018, 1:04 PM 25,415 Views 61 Comments

The airline’s forward bookings for the October school mid-term and Christmas period have been hit.

Michael O'Leary hits out at Matt Cooper's unauthorised biography of him
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Michael O'Leary hits out at Matt Cooper's unauthorised biography of him

Sep 25th 2018, 2:44 PM 42,085 Views 38 Comments

His publisher Penguin Random House said it stands over the book.

Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'
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Ryanair cabin crew are pushing ahead with 'the biggest strike in the company's history'

Sep 13th 2018, 10:48 AM 42,239 Views 37 Comments

Staff across mainland Europe will stage a stoppage on 28 September.

'We can't rule out further strikes': Ryanair and union reps meeting today in a bid to avoid further travel chaos
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'We can't rule out further strikes': Ryanair and union reps meeting today in a bid to avoid further travel chaos

Aug 13th 2018, 7:49 AM 12,246 Views 18 Comments

Talks will begin later this morning to try to resolve the long-running Ryanair dispute.

Michael O'Leary waived his €1m bonus last year - but it's not going to hit his pocket too hard
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Michael O'Leary waived his €1m bonus last year - but it's not going to hit his pocket too hard

Jul 31st 2018, 7:21 AM 25,999 Views 62 Comments

The Ryanair CEO’s shares alone are worth €631.8 million.

Ryanair cancels 24 flights this Friday due to ongoing pilots' strike
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Ryanair cancels 24 flights this Friday due to ongoing pilots' strike

Jul 17th 2018, 12:53 PM 30,965 Views 41 Comments

All the cancelled flights are between Ireland and the UK.

Michael O'Leary says baggage rule change is causing a 'handling issue' and may be reviewed
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Michael O'Leary says baggage rule change is causing a 'handling issue' and may be reviewed

May 21st 2018, 3:00 PM 61,232 Views 35 Comments

Ryanair made a profit of €1.45 billion in the year to March.

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