The Irish government apparently will not intervene in Aer Lingus's decision to open a base in Belfast and transfer flights to London Heathrow from Shannon to Northern Ireland (ATWOnline, Aug. 15), despite pleas from officials with ties to Western Ireland. In a statement released last week by the Prime Minister's office, Minister for Education and Science Mary Hanafin said the government is "particularly disappointed" in EI's decision but that "as a listed plc, Aer Lingus has to take it own ...

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