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Poll: Would you support the sale of Aer Lingus?

Should the State have a stake in the national carrier?

Aer Lingus cabin crew wear 1950s-era uniform in celebration of the airline's transatlantic anniversary.
Aer Lingus cabin crew wear 1950s-era uniform in celebration of the airline's transatlantic anniversary.
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

AER LINGUS IS considering an increased offer for the company from IAG valuing it at €1.3 billion.

The decision to accept the offer would be down to the Aer Lingus shareholders, of whom Ryanair and the Irish Government have a veto as the largest of those.

The protection of Aer Lingus slots at Heathrow has been prioritised by the Government as part of any deal.

The Aer Lingus brand would be kept, just as Iberia remain Spain’s national carrier as part of the IAG group.

Today’s poll, Would you support the sale of Aer Lingus?


Poll Results:

No, the state should hold an interest in the airline. (7330)
Yes, if the price is right. (2679)
Yes, as long as the shamrocks stay. (1144)
No, not at this price. (803)
Don't know. (599)





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