Michael Cawley

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Viva has become the third-biggest carrier in Colombia, where it started seven years ago, and the number two operator in Peru where Viva Air Peru started operations in 2017

Viva Air, the Latin American group of carriers owned by a founder of Ryanair, has plans for a third airline in the region plus an initial public offe(...)

Ken O’Toole: as chief executive of Stansted, he’s steering the airport’s £600 million expansion plan

Ken O’Toole, wonders if architect Norman Foster ever anticipated the pace at which London Stansted Airport would grow when he designed its terminal bu(...)

 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(...)

Speakers at the Chartered Accountants Ireland conference included Andrew Keating, Brendan Jennings, Barry Dixon and Sinéad Donovan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mounting regulation of auditors threatens to reduce the role to a meaningless “technical box-ticking” exercise, according to Michael Cawley, former Ry(...)

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(...)

Hostelworld chairman Michael Cawley. The online booking platform is due to present results on Tuesday. Photograph: Frank Miller

MONDAY Results: Kenmare Resources, Estée Lauder. Indicators: Euro-zone construction output (Jun); German producer price index (Jul). TUESDAY Res(...)

The company has “limited visibility” on bookings in the forthcoming peak season.

Outgoing Hostelworld chief executive Feargal Mooney will continue to be paid his salary, benefits and pension payments while on “gardening leave” unti(...)

Feargal Mooney, left: Mr Mooney’s departure follows that of CFO Mari Hurley, who said in December she would leave the business in the first half of this year.    File photograph: Dave Meehan

Feargal Mooney is to step down as chief executive of Hostelworld, the Irish hostel-focused online booking platform. Mr Mooney, who joined Hostelwor(...)

Fáilte Ireland has had several major successes in recent years, such as the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tensions have arisen between the tourism industry and Fáilte Ireland, the State agency responsible for the industry’s development, over a call by an i(...)

The group’s flagship brand, Hostelworld, represented 93 per cent of total bookings as compared with 87 per cent in 2016.

Hostelworld chief executive Feargal Mooney received a salary and bonus in excess of €700,000 last year, the company’s annual report shows. Mr Mooney (...)

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