Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary (L); and Wizz Air’s  József Váradi (R). Photographs: Nicolas Maeterlinck/AFP/Getty and Eric Piermont/AFP via Getty Images

For years Michael O’Leary has been the undisputed king of the European skies. The Irish executive has grown Ryanair from a low-cost upstart into the (...)

Last week an annual list of ‘top chief executives’  came out, but recent experiences lend heft to the idea that it might also be good to have a reliable list of the worst of them. Photograph: iStock

Earlier this month a British chief executive had an email run-in with one of his customers that left the woman gobsmacked. This man is not a famous g(...)

Outdoor activities in beautiful Glendalough in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Fáilte Ireland.

Beach holidays will be back this year, according to Michael “jab and go” O’Leary, and to be fair, he is right this time. It just might not be the beac(...)

Air France-KLM and Lufthansa could end up with almost €20 billion of taxpayer cash between them. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Michael O’Leary knows plenty about state aid. Ryanair has been the focus of various subsidy disputes over the years, related to the small airports it (...)

Ryanair confirmed that about 900 “current staff could be impacted” by layoffs. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fears are growing that some of Ryanair’s Irish-based pilots and cabin crew could lose their jobs as the airline prepares to cut up to 900 posts in com(...)

In January 2018 Michael O’Leary wrote to Paschal Donohoe stating there was a ‘pressing and urgent need’ to amend the tax laws. Photograph: Yves Herman/File Photo/Reuters

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary lobbied Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to “urgently” introduce tax changes for airline crew members last(...)

 Ryanair boss  Michael O’Leary. Like Mourinho  he  has blazed through his career with an aura of invincibility, mounted on a steed of arrogance while lancing his enemies with gems from his oratorical arsenal. Photograph: PA Wire

Michael O’Leary would never admit it but the Ryanair chief executive has a lot in common these days with José Mourinho, the snarling, paranoid, embatt(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Jack Kennedy on the way to winning the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Michael O’Leary is famed for his ability to wrong-foot, and the Ryanair boss did it again after Apple’s Jade’s stunning Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (...)

Michael O’Leary: ‘People are whining and whingeing - but you can’t sit where you want.’ File photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has said that if passengers are not willing to pay for their seat they should “stop complaining and whingeing”. Mr O’Le(...)

3 Clyde Road, dating from 1876, was brought to the market last year with an asking price of €2.95 million

Michael O’Leary’s Bradley Investments has emerged as the €2.85 million buyer of a substantial period residence in Ballsbridge. 3 Clyde Road, a 284sq m(...)

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