RYANAIR boss Michael O’Leary is known for his penny-pinching ways, and will do anything to ensure that the airline’s costs are at a minimum. Michael has even joked in the past that he would make passengers pay to use the toilet – but there’s one thing that the miserly boss will never skimp on when it comes to customers. Matt Cooper, the author of a new biography of the boss, claims that the stingy boss will never, ever compromise on airline safety. The author told Sun Online Travel: “The one thing that he will not skimp on is safety. “Michael doesn’t want any crashes as that will undermine confidence in the airline. This is what all airlines fear most. “In his obsession to cut down costs, he’s very strict about the amount of fuel that can be carried on board." He continued: “But he will spend big on safety and always makes sure that Ryanair has the most up to date fleet of planes in the business.” Indeed, Ryanair became … [Read more...] about Inside the penny-pinching life of Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary – but this is the one thing the airline will NEVER skimp on
A NEW book on Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has revealed that the boss could leave the company when his contract is up in 2019. The biography claims that Michael is looking for someone to step into his shoes – so what would this mean for passengers? Writer Matt Cooper wrote Michael O’Leary, the first biography on the Ryanair boss for 11 years. The book claims that in July this year: “Speculation about [his] future restarted, this time… at Ryanair’s HQ. “Rumours spread of a dinner with [businessman and head of the International Airlines Group] Willie Walsh in London earlier in the month. “O’Leary’s respect for his fellow Irishman had grown over the years and the two met regularly to discuss airline issues." It continued: “But rumour spread that O’Leary had spoken of his own retirement in 2019, when his contract is due to expire, and raised the idea of Walsh ditching IAG to return home to Ireland and Ryanair. … [Read more...] about Controversial Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary may leave the airline next year – so what will that mean for passengers?
MICHAEL O’LEARY, chief executive of budget Irish airline Ryanair, has also been re-elected CEO with 98.5 per cent of the votes at the company’s Annual General Meeting today (Thursday).The vote of confidence in O’Leary came despite a summer of strikes by pilots and cabin crews across Europe that led to the disruption of travel plans for thousands of passengers.Ryanair chairman David Bonderman has also been re-elected at the AGM with 70.5 per cent of votes in favour. The company did a U-turn this morning, permitting the press into the meeting after initially refusing them access.O’Leary joked as the AGM got underway that the meeting had “100pc load factor” of media.Shareholders approved all resolutions by large majorities.Ryanair Holdings Plc added, “As previously disclosed in the Company’s 2018 Annual Report, Charlie McCreevy and Declan McKeon chose not to seek re-election at the AGM. Chairman David Bonderman sincerely thanked both Charlie … [Read more...] about Ryanair’s chief executive Michael O’Leary re-elected at company’s AGM today
News / UK and world by Press Association September 20, 2018, 1:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary has warned of a rising risk of a no-deal Brexit and claimed the Irish border backstop was “undeliverable”. Mr O’Leary predicted potential political “chaos” in Britain and said if the UK crashed out, flights would need to be cancelled a month in advance of next March’s withdrawal. He said: “We are selling tickets between the UK and Europe … on flights that may not take place.” Ireland believes last December’s agreement in principle between the UK and EU will keep Northern Ireland within the EU’s regulatory arrangements if negotiations fail. Mr O’Leary focused his comments on Britain’s role in the negotiations, rather than Ireland’s. The outspoken Ryanair chief has been strongly critical of Brexit. … [Read more...] about Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary warns over rising risk of no-deal Brexit
The 11-year-old was the star name among close to 40 horses sold by Gigginstown House Stud at the September Horses In Training Sale, as Michael O'Leary's operation conducted its annual dispersal. Road To Riches won the Galway Plate and struck gold twice at Grade One level four years ago, landing the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal and the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. He went on to finish third behind Coneygree in the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup and returned to Prestbury Park to place behind the ill-fated Vautour in the Ryanair Chase 12 months later. The Noel Meade-trained veteran finished a creditable sixth in the Grand National at Aintree in April, but was well beaten at Galway and Down Royal since and was knocked down for £35,000 to David Christie, who is a leading figure on the point to point circuit in Northern Ireland. Christie said: "I know he's an older horse, but he moves like a four-year-old. "He's been in Noel's all his life and hopefully a change of scenery will do … [Read more...] about Two Galway Plate winners among 40 horses sold off by Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown operation