Michael O'Leary: Transport Min...


Michael O'Leary: Transport Minister Should Resign

Ciara Noble
Ciara Noble

07:47 3 Mar 2023

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Ryanair's Chief Executive, Michael O'Leary, has called on the Minister for Transport to resign - if he is not prepared to tackle the issue of drone activity disrupting flights at Dublin airport.

Minister Eamon Ryan, is due to meet with Dublin Airport Authority and the Irish Aviation Authority today, after flights were grounded at Dublin Airport yesterday evening.

Flights were grounded for over 30 minutes, following a confirmed drone sighting - the sixth such incident this year.

Some flights were also diverted to other airports, including 500 Ryanair passengers who were diverted to Shannon and Belfast airports, according to O'Leary.

The Ryanair CEO said they "cannot, for the life of us, understand why Eamon Ryan won't act on this issue. Other than he doesn't like aviation, he doesn't like the fact that we live on an island at the edge of Europe.

If this was somebody blocking a bicycle lane in Ranelagh, he'd be on it before lunchtime. But if you want to disable our main airport, he'll sit there having meetings, talking to stake-holders and producing memos. It's not good enough and if he's not prepared to tackle the issue he should resign."

Speaking at Ryanair's Operations Centre in Dublin last night, Mr. O'Leary demanded action from the Transport Minister.

Ryanair on Twitter: "Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary calls on Minister @EamonRyan to fix drone closures of Dublin airport or resign…" / Twitter

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