A second strike by Irish Ryanair pilots looks set to go ahead on Friday, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between Ireland and the UK.

The airline had invited representatives of trade union Fórsa to a meeting this morning to discuss the ongoing row over how holidays, promotions and transfers are allocated among pilots.

However, the union told the company at the weekend that some of its members would not be available to meet this morning.

The dispute has already seen one 24-hour strike last week - however, that strike did not impact on Ryanair flights into and out of Ireland West Airport Knock.

The airline has warned that it will today be forced to announce the cancellation of 24 flights, mainly between Ireland and the UK, scheduled for Friday.




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