Michael Cawley

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Hostelworld said it was looking forward to the important summer season given the negative impact weak consumer sentiment in several EU markets had had on bookings

Monday Indicators: Euro zone inflation (Jul). Meetings: Machine Translation Summit 2019 (Helix, Dublin City University). Tuesday Results: Medtronic(...)

Tom Kennedy and Ray Nolan, founders of  travel website Hostelworld. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish travel website Hostelworld has highlighted weak consumer sentiment in key EU markets as having led to some softness in demand for bookings in re(...)

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(...)

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