Burton: No Aer Lingus decision ' for some time'

Burton: No Aer Lingus decision ' for some time'

The Tánaiste Joan Burton says she doesn't expect a decision on the future of the Government's stake in Aer Lingus "for some time".

Ms Burton says work is ongoing on a report from advisors, despite weekend claims that an interdepartmental group had given their report to the Department of Transport.

IAG has offered €1.36bn to buy the Government's Aer Lingus shareholding.

However the Labour leader says no sale has been agreed.

She said: "There is a whole series of discussions which are ongoing, but there has been no decision reached and I don't anticipate that there will be for some time.

"I am not aware that their report is complete. There are a number of extremely serious factors in relation to our livelihood as a country in terms of connections."

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