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  1. May 19, 2014

    Ryanair cautious after first earnings fall in 5 years

    Ryanair on Monday reported an 8 per cent fall in net income for 2013-14, its first earnings decline in five years, and...

  2. March 28, 2014

    Rothschild’s lesson in how not to tweet a business dispute

    It is not uncommon for business relationships to dissolve in acrimony. Most do so discreetly. Very few end up in a public...

  1. November 8, 2013

    IAG: come fly with me

    The shoe is not just on the other foot, it is tied tightly with a double knot. Here comes Michael O’Leary, chief executive...

  2. October 29, 2013

    Ovo chief brightens up interrogation by Commons energy committee

    Ever since Bob Diamond of Barclays crashed and burnt in a technicolour tie, the message has got through: an invitation to...

  3. October 25, 2013

    Ryanair tries to gain altitude in passenger treatment

    Flying Ryanair has long been considered a pursuit for masochists. Famous for chaotic queueing, abrasive staff and a...

  4. May 20, 2013

    Ryanair seeks more growth amid flag carrier cuts as profit soars

    Ryanair is aiming to achieve further growth at the expense of European flag carriers in the next five years, as it announced...

  5. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2013

    Who to believe, Michael O'Leary or Reuters?

    From Irish airline Ryanair, a few weeks back… In response to media reports today 23 Jan, Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said:...

  6. February 12, 2013

    Brussels to bar Ryanair’s Aer Lingus bid

    Ryanair has lashed out at Brussels’ “political” move to block its takeover of Aer Lingus, as the EU once again stymied chief...

  7. November 5, 2012

    Ryanair raises full-year forecast

    Ryanair raised its profit guidance for 2012-13 and talked up the prospect of placing a large order for new aircraft as other...

  8. October 9, 2012

    Ryanair rules out Stansted airport bid

    Ryanair has bowed out of the competition to buy Stansted airport after saying that owner BAA had indicated it would not sell...

  9. April 8, 2011

    Racing with the FT: Michael O’Leary

    Michael O’Leary says of the Cheltenham festival: ‘If you can’t enjoy this, you should never go racing’ Of all the words used...

  10. January 31, 2011

    Ryanair suffers €10m third-quarter loss

    Ryanair has blamed higher fuel costs, industrial action by air traffic controllers and snow-related airport closures for the...

  11. June 30, 2010

    Ryanair to cut winter capacity in UK

    Ryanair is to cut capacity in the UK by 16 per cent this winter as it shifts its aircraft to countries with cheaper airports...

  12. June 2, 2010

    Ryanair set to pay first dividend since flotation

    Ryanair yesterday revealed plans to pay its first dividend since it was floated more than a decade ago in a move that will...

  13. April 23, 2010

    Eruption proves the rule

    Michael O'Leary's strategy at Ryanair is based on a brutal but usually sound assumption: there are plenty of cheapskates out...

  14. April 23, 2010

    Ryanair climbs down on travellers' expenses

    Ryanair yesterday made a U-turn on passenger reimbursement, saying it would compensate ticket holders who had been stranded...

  15. April 22, 2010

    Brussels to assess airline action on refunds

    The European Commission warned yesterday that it would take into consideration how airlines treated their stranded...

  16. April 20, 2010

    Officials admit flaws in flight ban as new cloud threatens reopening of skies

    Fresh uncertainty over the resumption of flights at UK airports emerged last night after warnings that a new ash cloud was...

  17. March 23, 2010

    Right or wrong, the customer always matters

    It was Henry Gordon Selfridge, founder of London's Selfridges store, who said "the customer is always right". It is not the...

  18. January 8, 2010

    Third Ryanair bid for Aer Lingus 'unlikely'

    Ryanair says it is "highly unlikely" to make another bid for Ireland's struggling flag carrier, Aer Lingus, as Europe's...

  19. January 5, 2010

    Airline world eyes fighting Irish

    The Office of Fair Trading boss John Fingleton might be preparing for a tussle with Ryanair's Michael O'Leary over credit...

  20. December 22, 2009

    Break-up in turmoil as BAA wins bias ruling

    The forced break-up of BAA, owner of Heathrow and some of Britain's other big airports, was in turmoil last night after the...

  21. December 22, 2009

    BAA break-up thrown into turmoil

    The forced break-up of BAA, owner of London's Heathrow and some other airports, was in turmoil last night after it won its...

  22. December 19, 2009

    Ryanair's O'Leary in attack on Boeing over failed 200-jet deal

    Michael O'Leary, Ryanair chief executive, launched a caustic attack on Boeing yesterday, accusing the US aircraft maker of...

  23. December 19, 2009

    Why O'Leary is miscast as Ryanair's new Mr Dull

    If peace on earth at EasyJet still sounds implausible, goodwill between Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the airline's founder, and...

  24. December 19, 2009

    Ryanair chief in attack on Boeing

    Michael O'Leary, chief executive of Ryan-air, launched a caustic attack on Boeing yesterday, accusing the US aircraft maker...

  25. November 18, 2009

    Airline industry

    Michael O'Leary is not the typical Anglo-Irish businessman. The head of Ryanair, the Irish low-cost airline, says he is...

  26. November 18, 2009

    Long-term prospects regarded as healthy

    Growth in Europe is likely to be anaemic in the short-term but longer-term prospects for business are still healthy,...

  27. November 3, 2009

    Earning the enviable tags

    If Ryanair really did stop growing after 2012, as Michael O'Leary, its loquacious chief executive, has threatened, it would...

  28. November 3, 2009

    Ryanair blames Boeing for threat of 'divorce'

    Senior management changes and "internal turmoil" at Boeing have made it impossible to get important decisions out of the US...

  29. November 2, 2009

    Ryanair chief sees end to growth

    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has given the strongest indication yet that the airline may stop growing after...

  30. November 2, 2009

    Ryanair chief sees end to growth

    Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has given the strongest indication yet that the airline may stop growing after...

  31. October 19, 2009

    A low-cost airline staying aloft by always charging

    When the leaders of the low-cost airline business flew into Barcelona last month for the World Low-Cost Airlines Congress ,...

  32. September 24, 2009

    Ryanair chief an unlikely ally for Brussels' cause

    Michael O'Leary's comments about the European Commission are normally peppered with expletives, writes John Murray Brown in...

  33. August 12, 2009

    Airline seeks happy landings with cut-price fee deals

    Michael O'Leary, the combative airline chief executive, calls it the "Ryanair effect", writes Andrew Bounds. For some...

  34. July 23, 2009

    Hot air from Ryanair

    Michael O'Leary's ability to spin a tale has reached a new level this week. Along with the gullibility of parts of the...

  35. June 3, 2009

    Low-cost carrier has further to climb

    So far the recession has been good for Ryanair and its iconoclastic chief executive, Michael O'Leary. In the space of 15...

  36. April 30, 2009

    Michael O'Really

    Some reassurance has been offered by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, who has touchingly said swine flu will kill only...

  37. April 29, 2009

    Ryanair to save €50m by abandoning check-in desks in Europe

    Michael O'Leary, Ryanair chief executive, said the airline would save €50m (£44.7m) a year by moving exclusively to online...

  38. February 28, 2009

    Spending a penny at Ryanair could cost a pound

    Ryanair, the leading European low-cost airline, is considering charging passengers to use the toilets on board its aircraft....

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