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Michael O’Leary can now control the weather

This e-mail came through to the ValueIreland.com website recently:

Ryanair are currently offering flights for €5 (“Fun in the sun, with our €5 flights!”).  Given that the only flights available from Ireland (incidentally €7 is the cheapest) are to places either within Ireland or the UK, I’m wondering if Michael O’Leary has achieved God-like powers – that he can ensure we will have sun this summer!


Michael O’Leary strikes out at the NCA again

Michael O’Leary has another go at the fuckers* at the National Consumer Agency today – you can see his comments about the “plonkers” and “noddies” from todays Evening Herald.

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.


Irish consumer affairs according to Michael O’Leary of Ryanair

From todays Sunday Independent:

“What needs to be done, is to cut back public spending massively, sell off all the useless semi-states and get rid of all these useless quangos.

“The National Consumer Agency? Complete rubbish. What are you doing? You’re providing a board seat for Celia Larkin to do what? What does she know about a consumer? The aviation regulator? All he’s done is rubberstamp price increases,” O’Leary intones in relation to just a few of his own personal bugbears.

State authorities or “quangos” as they are more commonly referred to should also come under the hammer, according to O’Leary.

Bertie Ahern’s former beau Celia Larkin and consumer guru Eddie Hobbs are fixed firmly in O’Leary’s crosshairs in this regard.

He says: “We have had an explosion of quangos, putting the Celia Larkins of this world on the board of the National Consumer Agency and paying her a fee to do what? Get rid of her! And the other guy, that fella in Cork, the Show me the Money guy, what’s his name? Eddie Hobbs. Sack him! What are we paying any of those guys for?

“The National Consumer Agency is useless anyway as we in Ryanair have demonstrated with the “screen scraper” issue,” he adds, referring to his company’s current campaign to prevent online intermediaries taking bookings for Ryanair flights, and what he considers a hefty illegal sales commission in the process.

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