Statement by Minister Donohoe following meeting with IAG

11th February, 2015

Speaking following his meeting this afternoon (Wednesday) with International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD said: ‘I, along with the Inter Departmental Steering Group, met this afternoon with CEO of IAG, Willie Walsh, and IAG’s advisers’.


“The meeting was a good opportunity to hear more detail in relation to IAG’s proposal to make an offer for Aer Lingus. In the meeting I again emphasised the main considerations of Government in respect of any potential sale of its shares; that is access and jobs. The Steering Group will now evaluate the information it received and will engage further with IAG in the coming days.”