Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Ryanair is to charge a €2 levy on each passenger from next Monday, claiming the move is a result of costs imposed on it by EU rules.
The airline said it had incurred costs of more than €100m over the past year from flight cancellations, delays and providing rights such as meals and refunds to passengers hit by disruption.
Ryanair said most of these were during periods when it was not responsible for the disruption - such as the Icelandic ash cloud and severe weather late last year.
Ryanair called for the changes in what it described as 'the unfair and discriminatory elements' of the EU airline rules. It said airlines should not have to pay costs in cases where the cancellations or delays were not the responsibility or fault of the airlines.
The airline said these costs could not be imposed on airlines without being passed on to passengers. Ryanair said if the EU261 regulations were reformed, it would reduce or eliminate the levy.
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Ray Foley talks about trending on twitter after boobgate and how new revelation of sausages could effect his life even more .
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Bill O' Herlihy trys to get Liam Brady back up on RTE after Ireland vs Macedonia Game Saturday 26th March 2011
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Friday, March 25, 2011
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Ray Foley gets an eye full of Sile Seoige on his Show Today FM when she went on to explain her tweet from the Kilye Show .
Right place right time never was so true .
Posted by Down With That Sort Of Thing at 5:53 AM
Monday, March 21, 2011
A sculptor whose work has been stolen from along the side of the main Dublin to Cork road in Co Kildare has claimed a gang is now targeting public art for robbery in the recession.
Willie Malone's bronze creation - entitled the Hitchhiker - was valued at more than €30,000 and went missing from its site near Monasterevin.
Supt Patrick Kavanagh said the bronze piece weighed more than 1000kgs and was more than three metres tall.
Supt Kavanagh said the statue was stolen as part of a sophisticated operation.
Mr Malone says he is very disappointed about the robbery and even more surprised to hear his work was not covered by insurance and cannot be replaced.
Posted by Down With That Sort Of Thing at 6:05 AM
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Public Sector workers in Ireland have breathed a sigh of relief after reading a report in The Irish Times by STEPHEN COLLINS and HARRY McGEE in which it is reported that
"Labour’s Joan Burton will become the minister with responsibility for expenditure and pubic sector reform."
So it looks as if Public Sector reform may may not be implemented haven being given up for Pubic Sector Reform . However we are unsure as to what the reform of private grooming habits of Irish people will do to improve the situation in Ireland .
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