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Ryanair is “wrapping its arms” around its UK staff in order not to lose them. Photograph: Paul Hanna/File Photo/Reuters

There was “too much gloating” in Ireland about the UK’s difficulties over Brexit, a senior Ryanair executive has said. “As an airline we have taken t(...)

Further profit warnings can’t be ruled out if unexpected Brexit or security developments arise. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Ryanair said yesterday that full-year profits could be about €100 million lower than expected in its second such warning in four months. The Dublin-b(...)

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 chief executive Michael O’Leary. As gridlock gripped Dublin’s roads in the early years of the century, he bought a taxi licence and plate for his own car, allowing him to use bus lanes to sail past bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to his office at the airport every morning. File photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

In 2001, British Airways’ budget offshoot Go began flying from Dublin to Glasgow and Edinburgh. “It’s about time Irish travellers had the opportunity (...)

Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher was described as a visionary and teacher by Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. Photograph: AP Photo/PBS

Herb Kelleher, who co-founded pioneering low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines and built it into an industry powerhouse stamped with his colourful, unco(...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Buveur D’Air (left) pipped  Melon by a neck to claim the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Buveur D’Air’s shock defeat at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day rejuvenated the Champion Hurdle picture so Samcro gets a chance to get back into the champi(...)

Davy Russell on Delta Work claimed the Drinmore Novice Steeplechase from Barry Geraghty on Le Richebourg at Fairyhouse earlier this month. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team produce five of the seven runners for Leopardstown’s Grade One novice highlight on Saturday although it is Del(...)

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(...)

Stephen Kavanagh, who is to step down as  Aer Lingus  chief executive at the end of the month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If Stephen Kavanagh was anymore down to earth he’d be subterranean. The Dubliner is as unassuming as they come, particularly among the officer ranks (...)

Ryanair argues that many staff are happy with contractor status, which they say gives them higher pay. Photograph: Reuters

Ryanair is ramping up a new subsidiary with weaker labour rights to better compete in eastern Europe, infuriating staff and unions by bypassing conces(...)

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