An Irishman Abroad

Dec Ryan: Episode 315

September 28, 2019
As one of the founders of Ryanair and multiple airlines across the globe, Declan Ryan is one of the most influential people in the aviation industry. Not one for the limelight, Declan gave Jarlath a rare interview this week to discuss his life, career and why Irish people tend to dominate the business of flying. 
Declan explains why he never wanted Ryanair to be called 'Ryanair' (5:00), the dirty tricks of Aer Lingus who ran out of money trying to 'kill' them (36:00) while also telling some toe-curling stories about the challenges of recruitment (Patreon Full Length Version Only).
From why he thinks it was a huge mistake to not sell Ryanair to Aer Lingus (46:00), to why the Irish soar to new heights in aviation (25:00), his hilarious recollection of the dreaded weekly meetings with Michael O'Leary and his father (17:00) and much more, this is a one off conversation with a true great of Irish business.
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