Options open to secure aircraft maintenance jobs, says Cowen

The Taoiseach says its still possible to work out a viable deal which would allow Ryanair to bring 300 aircraft maintenance jobs to Dublin Airport.

However the Brian Cowen told the Dáil that Hanger 6 - which Ryanair is looking for - is occupied by Aer Lingus and is not vacant.

Mr Cowen also defended his Tánaiste Mary Coughlan - who was accused by the Opposition of incompetence in her handling of the Ryanair issue.

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