Labour To Discuss Motion Calling For Rejection Of Bid For Aer Lingus

LABOUR TO DISCUSS MOTION CALLING FOR REJECTION OF BID FOR AER LINGUS

Labour’s deputy leader says he is “not surprised” by an emergency motion coming before the party’s conference this weekend calling on the government to reject the Aer Lingus takeover.

Environment Minister Alan Kelly admits there are ‘very strongly-held feelings’ about the bid within the party.

He says Aer Lingus’s opinion will be taken on board – after the airline’s incoming CEO said it will need a two billion dollar investment over the next 12 years.

Alan Kelly says Labour TDs will have the chance to air their concerns this weekend.

“We’re a very democratic party – any motions come through as emergency motions” he said.

“So I’m not surprised at such a motion – (there are) very strongly held views within the party”.

“And we’ll be discussing it there” he added.

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