Outsourced or not, many of the employees are Irish. Many of the pilots are Irish including ex Aer Lingus pilots. Many of the cabin crew are and seem to be far happier in their jobs than Aer Lingus cabin crew currently. There is also the baggage handlers, refuelers, etc. And we might have had the maintenance contracts if we organised things better. Then there is the airport staff, security staff, shop assistants, car par staff, etc etc.Do they? I thought their model was to outsource everything, including most "ryanair" staff, to agencies?
That's not to mention people working in the hospitality industry, car rental and so on.
Tens of thousands people are in jobs because of Michael O'Leary, like him or not. That's more than are employed by Intel.
He's a definite asset to this country, more so than the whingbag who set up the website.