8MICHAEL

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Business & Appointments - - FRONT PAGE - €3.26M

O’leary is a chief ex­ec­u­tive who al­ways seems un­der­paid on a year-to-year ba­sis when you con­sider the scale and suc­cess of Ryanair.

But it’s easy to for­get that over the year’s he’s amassed over 50 mil­lion Ryanair shares and five mil­lion share op­tions (that’s worth roughly €850m).

Last year was some­thing of an an­nus hor­ri­bilis for the air­line with the pi­lot-ros­ter­ing de­ba­cle prov­ing highly em­bar­rass­ing. The com­pany has

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