SPANISH transport minister Carmen Librero is attending emergency talks with Ryanair bosses in Ireland amid accusations of a smear campaign against the airline.

The low-cost carrier has come in for heavy criticism for a string of recent incidents in Spanish air space involving its planes.

In an open letter on the airline’s website, Chief Executive Michael O’Leary insisted Ryanair is fully compliant with all EU regulations and is the victim of a smear campaign by the Spanish government.