When you think about how the government have run away from imposing anything on the banks (when they hold an awful lot more than one B share) it's scary to think how reluctant they will be to intervene. I can already picture Enda explaining to the public in a year that the government won't be intervening in the strategic decisions of Aer Lingus because that would send the wrong message to new entrants to the Irish aviation market and sure hasn't the world moved on a bit since the frightful economic scare that started all this in the first place and really FF are to blame, but if you want to know where the real bodies are buried just ask Gerry...
The government had a similar stake in Irish Life & Permanent for years. Then they gave it back voluntarily because they were afraid to do anything with it. Then the bank went haywire.
The government has a similar share structure with Greencore, and here's the former Minister running away from responsibilities. Now, I don't think she should necessarily intervene in this context but the soundbite is familiar.