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Decision to Reject Ryanair – Aer Lingus Merger Good for Irish Business

Feb 27, 2013

Chambers Ireland has today (27/02/13) welcomed the decision of the European Commission to reject Ryanair’s proposal to increase its stake in Aer Lingus.

Speaking this afternoon, Seán Murphy, Chambers Ireland Deputy Chief Executive and Chambers Ireland Air Transport Users Council Spokesperson, said “Chambers Ireland has campaigned extensively for this outcome which is the best result for Irish business. Any merger between Ryanair and Aer Lingus would be anti-competitive and could have lead to increased costs for business and consumers as well as a reduction in connectivity to major markets.”

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For further information contact Amy Woods, Chambers Ireland on 01 400 4319, 086 6081605 or email amy.woods@chambers.ie

Notes to Editors:
About Chambers Ireland Submission to the EU Commission
Chambers Ireland recently made a submission to the Transport, Post and Other Services section of DG Competition in the European Commission highlighting the negative impacts of a possible Ryanair – Aer Lingus merger. The submission can be accessed here.

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