This is an update to my original post on the 5th January.
I eventually decided to file a court claim against Ryanair and have today received a reply from Ryanair. I actually wish I could attach the letter as it makes very interesting reading and is in some parts hilarious. At one point they actually blaim the Boeing 737-800 aircraft for the delay. Lol!!!! Of course. i should have taken Boeing to court all along!!! Anyway I have to call the company secretary on Friday to discuss an ex-gratia offer of goodwill from Ryanair in return for not taking the matter any further.
At long last after god knows how many letters and submitting a court claim I apprear to have them on the ropes and I'm going for the knockout punch!!!