No wonder Michael O’Leary was skipping along with a big grin on his face when he held a press conference at Shannon airport earlier this week. For the Ryanair chief executive, the Shannon-Aer Lingus debacle presents a win, win, win situation. Here’s why: It’s highly unlikely, but let’s suppose there was a … Continue reading
With Aer Lingus pilots threatening to strike next week, I have a feeling that there is something that the public and the people of Shannon and the mid-west aren’t being told over the Aer Lingus Shannon-Heathrow debacle. I suspect there’s been some murky deal here, where the government have agreed … Continue reading
It would be encouraging if Bush radically moved on from his current political stance on climate change. It must be frustrating for millions of voters in the US when Al Gore is doing so much more about it. We can all remember Bush’s infamous “You’re either with us or you’re against us” … Continue reading
When the ‘upstart caterer’ was defeated in his bid for Rentokil, he didn’t lick his wounds but set about healing the NHS. ‘The police might be next’ for the TV troubleshooter By John Reynolds Published: 21 April 2007 A Georgian country pile, tucked away outside the sleepy village of … Continue reading
Sunday March 25th 2007 Published on 25 March, 2007. JOHN REYNOLDS BUILT on the 360-acre site of a former stud farm on the outskirts of Leixlip, Intel’s largest factory outside the US employs 5,300 people directly or as contractors. With a further 200 at Shannon, Intel is the largest corporate … Continue reading
From Tuesday 27th to Thursday 29th March, I’ll be attending the Skoll Foundation World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. There’s over 600 delegates from all over the world attending, and it’s an interesting subject, which is very relevant to big issues such as climate change and the developing world.
The user friendliness of this (providing you have a broadband internet connection) is remarkable. Surely it is a publisher’s dream? Of course, we already have PDFs which, although similar, are not as cleanly and sharply presented as this, and which typically are large files. No postage costs; no distribution costs; no … Continue reading
Read about a week in the life of Diplo Magazine publisher Charles Baker. Two of my articles are in the November edition of the magazine. Visit the Diplo Magazine website for more details.
If we and our politicians take notice of The Stern Review on the economic consequences of not tacking global warming, then my generation will perhaps have to do more than most to change our oil-thirsty lifestyles. We think nothing of embracing cheap air travel to see a different city every weekend. … Continue reading