Ryanair said there is "no substance" to a Financial Times report claiming that it could take control of Aer Lingus if EI launched a rights issue. Ryanair is currently EI's largest shareholder with a stake of just under 30%. "Our position on Aer Lingus was recently confirmed at the Ryanair AGM, which is that we are 'highly unlikely' to make a third offer," CEO Michael O'Leary said, adding that EI "would now be profitable, growing and creating new jobs" if the Irish government had accepted ...

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