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Increased security presence at Shannon Airport for Mike Pence’s arrival

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A stronger security presence is in place at Shannon Airport ahead of the arrival of US Vice President, Mike Pence on Monday afternoon.

Pence will be welcomed upon arrival by Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Mayor of Clare, Cathal Crowe.

Passengers travelling to Shannon Airport are being advised to allow an additional fifteen minutes to their journey from today until 12:00 on Wednesday. Security checks will be in operation on the approach road to the airport and car parks for the duration of his visit.

Speaking to The Clare Echo, a spokesperson for Shannon Group outlined that it is business as usual at the Airport. “If passengers have any concerns about the departure time of their flight they are advised to contact their airline.  As always we would like to thank our valued customers for flying Shannon. For further updates, passengers can keep in touch with us on the airport and Shannon Group social media channels”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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