I would also pressure the Irish authorities to do the same, It would be thorough taking at least a year, with seizure of servers, ledgers and documents.
Some utter nonsense being spouted here.
Ryanair have in the past grounded planes for months when it suited them, particularly in the winter months. He will have no problem doing again. They have plenty of planes over 10 years old fully paid for and written off in accounts.
Yes they made a mess of things last year, and the guy responsible walked. They are now realising unionising will not solve all their problems, and there will be strikes. There is a massive global shortage of pilots, and they were caught out.
As it stands, post-brexit the UK will revert back to bilateral rights with each country. That will cause havoc, not so much for Ryanair, as it will for the EU shareholder owned BA. The Brits can try tax and punish MOL all they want. He will just move his planes elsewhere. He has markets like the Ukraine, Finland, France, Israel, Albania, Croatia, Serbia, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Denmark where they have zero bases yet.
You might think he is complaining about Brexit to reverse it. Really he's looking for publicity as always (it's free), and highlighting the UK government is sleepwalking into a disaster. If brexit is to happen in March 19, then airline schedules for that time are planned NOW, and will be announced this summer - about 9 months ahead. Given the UK govt haven't a clue, how can an airline.
PS It has emerged this week that the buddies of the UK, the USA, are sticking it to them in back room air access negotiations. May is a complete joke.