Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Gerard Depardieu accused of urinating on plane carpet

There has been an embarrasing episode for French actor Gerard Depardieu as he has been accused of urinating on the floor of a plane operated by Cityjet bound for Dublin from Paris. It is claimed that Mr Depardieu wished to urinate after the seat belt signs had been turned on and the plane was ready for take off. The cabin crew refused Mr Depardieu's request and it was at this point that he stood up, unzipped his flies and relieves himself in the cabin.

The episode resulted in the plane being forced to stay grounded for two hours while staff cleaned the carpet. Mr Depardieu and his two companions were thrown of the flight as a result of his alleged actions

Mr Depardieu's agent said he declined to comment on the incident.

Michael O'Leary keen to buy Dublin Airport terminal

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary has publicly admitted that he would jump at the chance to buy one of the terminals at Dublin Airport. The entrepreneur has said that he would pay €350m for either terminal.

"I'd buy one of the terminals tomorrow, no problem. We'd happily buy the old terminal. Or we'd buy the new one but we wouldn't pay €1.2bn for it, which is what it cost to build. You'd probably get €350 million each for them," O’Leary said.

Dublin Airport is said to have debts of €1.2bn and the cash injection could be attracted to the DAA. The DAA has also recently been downgraded by Standar & Poor which means that they will pay more on loans that they receive.

O'Leary sees nothing wrong with the idea and when interviewed by the Sunday Independent said: "It doesn't matter who buys the remaining terminal as long as they're different owners, so that there isn't a monopoly”.