Ryanair pushes Aer Lingus on EGM

Irish airline Ryanair said yesterday it will pursue Aer Lingus directors for a breach of company law if the former state carrier refuses again to hold an extraordinary general meeting. Ryanair, Aer Lingus's largest shareholder with a near 30 per cent stake, said it had the right to request a meeting at which it wanted to discuss Aer Lingus's €400m (£344.2m) pension deficit and a tax settlement. Aer Lingus, which said last week that Ryanair was using its shareholding simply to harass a competitor, once again rejected the call.