New Chairman Of Aer Lingus

30th Aug 2001

Mr Tom Mulcahy, the former Chief Executive of AIB, has been appointed the new Chairman of Aer Lingus.

Making the announcement, the Minister for Public Enterprise, Mary O`Rourke TD, stated: “The Government is honoured that an individual with the track record and business experience of Mr Mulcahy has agreed to accept the post as Chairman.”

The Minister said: “Mr Mulcahy takes over following the untimely death of the former Chairman, Mr Bernie Cahill, who gave unstinting service to his country and the State airline.”

“Tom Mulcahy takes over Aer Lingus at a time of great challenge and great opportunity. I wish him well in the task ahead,” the Minister added.

Welcoming the Minister`s appointment, Group Chief Executive John O`Donovan said: “I am delighted at the appointment of Tom Mulcahy as Chairman of the Aer Lingus Group. His vast business experience in Ireland and abroad will bring strong leadership to the airline at this critical stage in its development. He is a fitting successor to Bernie Cahill whose inspiring leadership was brought to a premature end with his recent untimely death.


On behalf of the Board, management and staff of Aer Lingus, I welcome Tom Mulcahy onboard and wish him well in his role as Chairman.”

John O`Donovan
Group Chief Executive



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