Ryanair: stocks down, prices down, profits up

Coming back from Denmark on Irish owned Ryanair the other day we had an American pilot, and a mix of cabin crew from Spain and Eastern Europe. Much of their time in descent was spent in compiling tables and making figures balance. It’s something the whole organisation is obsessed with good at. Profits continue to rise, despite a tough year. Share prices fell as fuel costs soaked up the profits from its rise in sales. It’s a tough new world out there.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty