Election-nervous politicians shout down IAG's Aer Lingus bid

February 8, 2015 3:56 PM

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Election-nervous politicians shout down IAG's Aer Lingus bid

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The owner of British Airways is running out of time to secure Ireland's Aer Lingus as questions over its commitment to keep jobs and key Heathrow routes stoke opposition from politicians facing a tough election next year.

Aer Lingus' board recommended the 1.36 billion euro ($1.5 billion) offer from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) last month, subject to the agreement of the Irish state to sell its 25 percent holding.

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