According to l'eccho, Spain is pressing for a change in EU legislation to let the country where a plane is based oversee its operations, rather than the country of registration.
Up until now, it is the country of registration which is responsible for this, with any other country (like where it is based) merely having the right to check compliance with the rules during a stay on one of its airports. It may however not delay a flight or ground a plane in case it detects irregularities, but has to report back to the country of registration, which is supposed to take sections.
Spain argues Ireland can not effectively oversee all of Ryanair's operations from bases outside ireland, and the procedure as t is now is too bureaucratic and time consuming; it would rather like to see this oversight being transferred to the country where the plane is based to cut the red tape.http://www.lecho.be/actualite/entrepris ... 3-3017.art
I don't know much about the detais, but is seems like a good idea indeed, as I can imagine it isnt easy for Ireland to be sending inspectors over to all the Ryanair bases in Europe. Better to hand this responsibility over to the local authorities, IMHO. Quicker, more efficient and also cheaper.