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Dublin Review of Books: The Meaning of Ryanair

A Christian Brothers’ primary school in Mullingar in the late 1960s. A young boy has been forced to sit under the teacher’s desk for failing a spelling test. Every time he makes a mistake he receives a further kick from the teacher. Was this abuse? Not in the view of the CEO of Ryanair, Michael O’Leary, who was that little boy. In an interview with Siobhán Creaton, he claimed:

“I was only seven years old but I don’t think of myself as an abused or battered soul and I certainly got my spelling right the next day.” (Creaton 2007)

See more over at the Dublin Review of Books


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