robinkielyFollowing an editorial in the Irish Times headlined ‘An Unwelcome Partner’ that warmly greeted the news that Ryanair must sell its stake in Aer Lingus, Ryanair spokesman Robin Kiely (above) writes:

…Imagine how the UK media would react if the Irish competition authorities forced BA to sell its stake in British Midland two years later? Perhaps the Irish Times  favours Irish merger policy being dictated to or reinvented with the benefit of years of hindsight.

Perhaps in five years’ time they’ll require Denis O’Brien to sell down his 29 per cent stake in INM, where he has considerably more influence than Ryanair has ever had over Aer Lingus?

Ouch.

Ryaniar’s Stake In Aer Lingus (Irish Times letters)

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