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Ryanair Boss Michael O'Leary has told the Sun newspaper that he would allow porn on his planes on hand held devices or tablets.

“Hotels around the world have it, so why wouldn’t we?” he said.

O'Leary told The Sun: "I'm not talking about having it on screens on the back of seats for everyone to see. It would be on handheld devices.

He stated passengers could log on to a Ryanir app using their smart phones or tablets and then could pay to gamble, watch movies or turn the skies blue.

He said  the plan could take a year to take off giving the cost of installing broadband on the planes.

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O’Learys comments set off a firestorm of criticism and the airline later was forced to retract his comments.

A Ryanair spokesperson said:

"While Michael encourages Ryanair’s ancillary revenue teams to explore all optional products to ensure our airfares remain the lowest in Europe, our onboard sales and services will always be family friendly."

Bob Atkinson, of Travelsupermarket, said: "There may be a market for porn in hotels, but that's in the privacy of a room. Anyone could see it on a plane. It's wrong."

O’Leary is no stranger to controversy. He recently published his airline’s 21012 calendar featuring scantily clad women all of whom work for him.

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