I read recently in the Irish Independent that Aer Lingus plan to close their hanger based in Shannon with the loss of 70 jobs. The reason for closing the hanger is apparently due to the fact that Aer Lingus plan to move this maintenance to wait a second you've guessed it Hanger 6 in Dublin.
So far our government has stood idly by while 1200 jobs are lost from SR Techniques in Dublin, then refused to deal with probably the most successful multinational this country has ever produced and most likely the most stable and economically successful airline in the world at this moment who by the way wanted to create 500 jobs. Now there's the situation that not only has the government prevented the creation of jobs they are directly the cause of the loss of another hanger and 70 more jobs.
Between Aerlingus the government and DAA it's hard to know who's the more crooked. But, it would seem from my point of view mainly the latter two, with Aerlingus seemingly happy to be a pawn in their games.
Whatever is the case however, we've now seen a massive crash in the Irish Aircraft Maintenance industry that no one would have believed and well over a thousand highly qualified personnel lining up every week for the dole.
Can you seriously imagine that this would be let happen anywhere else?