The Moss District Court ruled that given this evidence, Norwegian courts do not have jurisdiction over Ms Cocca’s contract, which is a matter for the Irish courts to rule on. Ryanair today called on the Parat and LO trade unions to apologise for misleading the Norwegian media, Norwegian consumers and the Norwegian parliament with their false and inaccurate claims over Ryanair’s tax status in Norway and Ryanair’s Irish contracts of employment.
Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said:
“We welcome this ruling by the Moss District Court, which validates everything Ryanair said when this controversy was first raised by the Parat and LO unions. This ruling by the Moss District Court mirrors similar rulings in Germany, Italy and Spain, namely that Ryanair cabin crew operate on Irish aircraft, under Irish contracts and are therefore subject to Irish and EU law and must pay their taxes in Ireland.
We call now call on the Parat and LO unions to apologise for their false claims when first promoting this baseless case, under which an Italian national was legitimately dismissed for breaching minimum safety standards during her probationary period of employment. If Ms Cocca wishes to make a claim for unfair dismissal (even though there are no grounds for such a claim) then she is fully entitled to make these claims in the Irish courts, under Irish law and her Irish contract.