December 17, 2004

Sister Kathleen scoops €100,000

Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 low fares airline, today (14th Dec 04) congratulated Sr. Kathleen Murphy from St. Catharine’s Convent in Edinburgh who was awarded a €100,000 cash prize as Ryanair celebrated carrying its 100 Millionth (100,000,000) passenger.

Ryanair has been running a special promotion to celebrate the historic landmark as the 1st European low fares airline to carry 100 Million passengers. All passengers who booked return flight with the airline between 30th Sept – 30 Nov 04 were eligible for a draw to win this huge cash prize. Sr. Kathleen Murphy was one of over 700,000 eligible passengers who took part in the promotion throughout Europe.

Handing over the cheque for €100,000 in Edinburgh today, Ryanair’s Head of Customer Service, Caroline Greene said:

“We are delighted to celebrate this very special day with Sr. Kathleen Murphy, to mark Ryanair’s 100 Millionth passenger. To qualify for this promotion, Sr. Kathleen flew with Ryanair from Edinburgh to Dublin in October 04, and we are delighted to present Sr. Kathleen with her prize of €100,000 - the biggest ever cash giveaway by any European airline.”
Receiving her €100,000 prize today, Sr. Kathleen Murphy said:
“On behalf of our congregation, I would like to thank Ryanair for this very generous gift towards enabling us to promote Mercy in the U.K. This €100,000 gift will help us enormously and will be donated directly to feeding the hungry and to the service of all of the Corporal Works of Mercy (as in Matthew 25 vv34-37) and to the spiritual renewal of women.”

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