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Aer Lingus a vital employer in North Dublin- Cllr Phil Lynam

27 January, 2015 - by Phil Lynam

Dublin Sinn Féin councillor for the Swords area Phil Lynam has stated his disappointment with potential government moves to sell off its stake in our national airline.

Cllr Lynam said:

“If the government sell its share in Aer Lingus it will be bad for the country, bad for the tax payer and bad for its workforce. The impact this sale could have on employment cannot be understated. The government must assess how many jobs will be lost as a result of this potential sale and how will the current employees terms and terms and conditions be affected.

The government cannot afford to lose control over a strategic company that is vital to an open, island economy. In time, the Aer Lingus brand will undoubtedly disappear. The shamrock will be painted over and a national carrier that flies travellers direct from Ireland to major centres throughout Europe and North America will become a feeder airline to a hub such as Heathrow. It doesn't have to be this way and no convincing case has been made out by the government as to why it should.”


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