Michael O’Leary: I’m an easy person to target

Michael O’Leary, chief executive of low-cost carrier Ryanair, said his combative reputation has been a negative distraction for the airline and was pa(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary, aboard one of his aircraft at Stansted Airport.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary will stay on as chief executive of Ryanair until at least 2024, but the airline will shortly be a different organisation to the one he(...)

Ryanair said on Monday that revenues had risen 9 per cent to €1.53 billion in the three months ended December 31st. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair lost €20 million in the three months ended December 31st as air fares fell and fuel prices rose. The airline announced a major shake-up of it(...)

An empty Ryanair window  at Valencia airport, Spain, on September 28th  as the airline’s workers went on strike. Photograph:  Reuters/Heino Kalis

The new year will mark Michael O’Leary’s 25th anniversary as chief executive of Ryanair. It’s been a transformational period during which he has led t(...)

 Ryanair chairman David Bonderman was held the position for 22 years. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Shareholders in Ryanair have called for changes in the governance structures of the company, urging that the chairman is replaced. As well as recomme(...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi:  was last seen entering the Saudi  diplomatic mission in Istanbul on October 2nd.

Business group Ibec has cancelled a conference involving the Saudi ambassador to Ireland over the presumed killing of a dissident journalist in the Sa(...)

David Bonderman: other global business figures pulling out of FII are tycoon Richard Branson, media investor Arianna Huffington, Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi, AOL co-founder Steve Case and a host of bank chiefs led by JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Reuters

Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has pulled out of a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia next week. He becomes the latest in a list of(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary  at the airline’s agm on  September 20th. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Within hours of warning shareholders this week that profits would fall below what they were expecting, Ryanair was advertising 25 per cent off flights(...)

Always getting better? Michael O’Leary decided to re-engineer Ryanair by improving its customer service. Illustration: Paul Ryder

In late 2013, having weathered two profit warnings, Ryanair’s chief executive, Michael O’Leary, took a decision that risked changing the existing Ryan(...)

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