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*Ei Electronics Chief Executive and Chairman, Mick Guinee presents a cheque to Carmel Peacock and Eavan Dempsey Order of Malta Shannon towards a new Ambulance, also in picture Gerry Murphy of Ei. Photograph: Joe Buckley

A SHANNON company has ensured that the Order of Malta will be able to acquire a new ambulance.

An undisclosed “substantial donation” was made by Ei Electronics to the Order of Malta recently with an official cheque presentation taking place at its Shannon campus on Friday afternoon.

Volunteers within the Order of Malta in 2019 undertook the major project of replacing their existing ambulance, however their plans were derailed with the onset of the pandemic. The unit relies heavily on voluntary donations generated from local unit fundraising campaigns which was seriously curtailed over the last two years.

This was recognised by Ei Electronic who were delighted to make the contribution as “this ambulance is a real Community Service in Shannon and the surrounding villages”, Chairman and Chief Executive of the company, Mick Guinee pointed out.

Last year, Ei had a turnover of approximately €320m with 1,100 employees around the world, the majority of which are in Shannon. Ei has been fully Irish owned since Guinee led a management buyout from General Electric in 1988. It has customers in more than 30 countries, with wholly owned overseas subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, the USA and Poland.

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