I thoroughly agree Sir. Willie Walsh, tho has to be said turned around the fortunes of Aer Lingus in his days at the helm, but since then with his move to BA and IAG has vehemently denied any aspiration of taking the Carrier into the IAG fold and family .Suddenly now his sway has altered. The monopoly it would potentially create on the DUB-LHR route one of the world’s busiest in terms of frequencies and passenger numbers, could prove catastrophic for Irish travelleres to UK and beyond. And vice versa needless to say. If Etihad on the otherhand were to increase their stake in the Irish carrier, longterm benefits for Aer Lingus could prove more substantial, in terms of code sharing, routes and passenger numbers, not least the maintenance of the staus quo with the invaluable Aer Lingus slots at LHR, and continued competition for Irish/UK travellers on the LHR-DUB routes!