Michael O'Leary (businessman)

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Michael O'Leary (born 20 March 1961) is one of the Republic of Ireland's wealthiest businessmen and the Chief Executive Officer of the Irish airline Ryanair.


Newsnight Interview (February 24, 2011)[edit]

Newsnight Interview about Irish elections, February 24, 2011, Time Index 41 mins.

  • Serious business people would never get elected in Ireland. You don't get elected in this country if you run around and tell people the truth. You've got to run round and lie to them about 'it will be all right on the night' and then they'll vote for you.
  • This is not the bloody potato famine. We're sending people abroad now for a couple of years. These kids will get good experience and they will come back!
  • We're already in honk up to, above our ears. You can't continue to run these fiscal deficits. It has to be eliminated!
  • We're bright, we're well educated, Let's get up off our backsides now and go and create something postive for our kids.

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