Taoiseach urged to intervene in Ryanair row

The Taoiseach Brian Cowen is being urged to personally "sort out the mess" surrounding Ryanair's proposal to create 300 jobs at Dublin Airport.

The Tánaiste Mary Coughlan is expected to meet with Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary today as controversy continues to surround her actions on this issue.

Ryanair have said it could have provided 500 jobs at Dublin Airport, but the Government didn't help it out and 200 positions are already gone to Scotland.

It all revolves around a former SR Technics Hangar at Dublin Airport.

Michael O'Leary won't deal with the Dublin Airport Authority directly and criticised the Tánaiste for not acting as intermediary.

Ms Coughlan said she can't make the particular site available as it is leased to Aer Lingus, and has flatly rejected claims from Ryanair that she was sitting on her hands on this issue.

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