Swedish politicians sue Ryanair

The Swedish prime minister and former foreign minister are suing budget airline Ryanair over an advertisement that appears to mock them.

The advert for low-cost flights shows an unflattering picture of the two with the slogan “Time to flee the country?”

Goran Persson and Leila Freivalds are seeking 75,000 kronor (£5,600) in damages from the Ireland-based airline.

A spokeswoman for Ryanair in Sweden said the lawsuit was a waste of taxpayers’ money

Fury over leaked Aer Lingus memo

Irish airline Aer Lingus looks set for a bumpy ride with unions after a leaked memorandum exposed underhand tactics to speed up a job cuts programme.

The state-owned carrier developed a 12-point plan to make life difficult for its employees in a bid to make them accept voluntary redundancy.

Plans included changing shift patterns and making staff wear tacky uniforms

Ryanair may face Belgian courts

Budget airline Ryanair is obliged to be taken to court under EU law if it fails to pay back illegal state aid for flying to Belgium’s Charleroi airport.

In February, EU competition officials ordered Ryanair to repay several million euros in subsidies to the southern Belgian Walloon region.

Ryanair has appealed the ruling but in the meantime it still has to pay up

AIB to pay up for exchange flaws

Allied Irish Bank (AIB) has confirmed it will repay foreign exchange customers it accidentally overcharged during an eight year period.

AIB has set aside 35m euros (£23m; $43m ) to reimburse them, more than double the original estimate of 14m euros.

The bank has been facing a number of problems since it emerged in May that it had levied a higher transaction margin than was agreed with regulators

Allied Irish admits overcharging

Allied Irish Bank, Ireland’s biggest banking group has admitted overcharging foreign exchange customers 14m euros.

The Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority said they are investigating and is in talks with the bank to make reparations get underway.

AIB is examining how compensation can be appropriately paid to customers