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Ryanair credit card charge no help to tourism

WITH Ryanair trying to push – no, bully – the Government on the use of Terminal Six in Dublin airport I can bet what Michael O’Leary would really like next Christmas is a 5% or 10% “stake” in our democratically elected government.

Of course it’s just a coinicidence that the hangar is currently used by Ryanair’s chief rival, Aer Lingus.

Then there’s the €10 air travel tax the Government charges and that Ryanair routinely criticises in the media as damaging to tourism. Well, it could make a start by not charging punters €5 per flight booked on a credit card – even though it’s a single transaction costing Ryanair cents to process.

That works out at a minimum €10 per trip unless you are planning not to come home.

Nick Folley



Co Cork


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