Michael O Leary

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Ryanair chief executive officer Michael O’Leary. Photograph:  Horacio Villalobos/Corbis

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has conceded that the time he has left to earn a bonus of 10 million shares in the airline is running low. Mr(...)

The Irish carrier earned €4.8 billion revenue during the year

Holidaymakers will aid Ryanair’s return to profit this year, but chief executive Michael O’Leary has warned that the recovery is “too fragile” to make(...)

Sofia Sapega (24) was flying with her boyfriend Roman Protasevich, a dissident blogger critical of Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, on a Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius in May 2021 when it was diverted to Minsk by Belarusian authorities. Photograph: Leonid Shcheglov/Belta/AFP via Getty Images

A student who was seized from a Ryanair flight forced to land in Belarus was sentenced to six years in jail on Friday, accused of fomenting unrest in (...)

Ryanair broke the 90 per cent load threshold last month for the first time since Covid-19 grounded travel two years ago. Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair flew more than 14.2 million passengers in April, the highest number since September 2019, new figures show. However, the news failed to stop (...)

Trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: Tom Maher/Inpho

If competition really is a sin, as the world’s first billionaire JD Rockefeller supposedly remarked, then this week’s Punchestown Festival could emerg(...)

A collective agreement governing cabin crews pay and conditions between Ryanair and two unions in Belgium that dated back to 2019 expired at the end of March. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ryanair faces possible disruption in Belgium this weekend as crew there are threatening to strike. The Irish airline had been in talks with trade uni(...)

 Ricky Doyle celebrates winning the Irish Grand National with Freewheelin Dylan, a 150-1 shot, at Fairyhouse  last year. Photograph; Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When did Good Friday fall on Easter Monday? It’s a questionable old gag but supposedly Good Friday was a horse that fell in the Irish Grand National. (...)

Michael O’Leary said that the airline is unable to run special charter flights for refugees as they are in the summer schedule and are without spare aircraft. File photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Ryanair group chief executive Michael O’Leary has refuted past suggestions that the airline increased prices when refugees were attempting to flee war(...)

Winning trainer Gordon Elliott celebrates winning the Cross Country Chase with  Delta Work at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Silver Birch’s victory in the 2007 Randox Aintree Grand National thrust Gordon Elliott into the spotlight; on Saturday the Irishman is in pursuit of r(...)

 Jack Kennedy on Delta Work celebrates  winning the Glenfarclas Chase at the  Cheltenham Festival. Elliott’s star now bids for Grand National glory at Aintree. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Gordon Elliott is set to saddle a team of eight runners in pursuit of a record-equalling fourth Randox Aintree Grand National success on Saturday. Ha(...)

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