Aer Lingus Takeover Bid
After much to-ing and fro-ing, the Dail voted this week to sell off the State's share in Aer Lingus. The next step in the story is what happens with Ryanair's stake in the airline. A man who is always happy to be pictured wearing a jester's crown, Michael O'Leary, now becomes kingmaker in the deal. Conor McCarthy, CEO of Plane Consult and Chairman of Dublin Aerospace, is very familiar with the mindsets of both of the major players in this drama, Willie Walsh of IAG and Ryanair's O'Leary.