Ryanair's bid for Aer Lingus continues to create controversy in Ireland, with the latter's SIPTU workers demonstrating yesterday morning outside the lower house of the Irish parliament to emphasize their opposition to Ryanair's plans and call on the government to buy back EI shares in order to block the takeover. Aer Lingus pilots' Irish Airline Pilots Pensions have raised their stake to 2.3% (ATWOnline, Oct. 12) while Irish businessman Denis O'Brien confirmed he purchased 2.1% for €32 ...

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