Michael O’Leary Wants Fairer Distribution Of Environmental Taxes

The Ryanair boss is before an Oireachtas Committee this afternoon.

Michael O’Leary is calling for a fairer distribution of environmental taxes, which he says are stinging Irish customers.

The Ryanair boss is before an Oireachtas Committee this afternoon discussing the country’s aviation policy. 

He told TDs and senators long haul flights account for over half of the continent’s aviation emissions but only transport 6 percent of all passengers.

The Mullingar man says peripheral European countries, like Ireland, are paying more carbon tax on flights due to the way the system is set up: 

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