Aer Lingus and our National Identity: does it really matter anymore?

    AROUND 20 years ago, I left the country for the first time on an Aer Lingus Jumbo Jet. It was an age when not only I was born, but transatlantic travel was a relatively novel concept. Aer Lingus introduced the Irish nation to the notion of comfortable, swift (considering the distance) and somewhat patriotic transport to the land …