All funniness aside, he made a very important point – and in my mind clearly illustrates the populist nature of the actions of Ann Fitzgerald and the National Consumer Agency.
Ryanair announced it was cancelling flights booked through “screen scraper” websites and following the hoo-haa and publicity it was targeted (all be it through a pathetic letter only) by the NCA for what was perceived to be mistreatment of Irish consumers.
In response to the letter, Mr.O’Leary and Ryanair pointed out that in fact, consumers using such “screen scraper” websites were in fact being victimised by the operators of the websites who levied unclear and hidden charges themselves.
And what did the fuckers* do when presented with a way to actually act in the true interests of the Irish consumer?
The “noddies” took the weekend off, went for a nice drive in the country with their best friend.