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Shannon Group to appear before Oireachtas COVID-19 committee

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*Donal Moriarty, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Aer Lingus, Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport, Rose Hynes, Chairman Shannon Group and Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group. Photograph: Arthur Ellis.

A representative of Shannon Group is to appear before the Oireachtas COVID-19 committee later this month.

Following a private meeting of the committee on Tuesday, it was confirmed that representatives from Shannon Airport, Dublin Airport Authority, Aer Lingus and Ryanair have been invited to appear in the Dáil.

It is the first time a representative of Shannon Group will appear in the Dáil while Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary is also expected to attend on behalf of the airline with CEO of Shannon Group Mary Considine tipped to be their representative.

Clare TD, Michael McNamara (IND) made the proposal at a meeting of the committee on Tuesday. The Scariff native will chair the proposed meetings which take place on July 28th. Last month, he called for the entire Board of Shannon Group including Chairperson Rose Hynes to resign from their positions.

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, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. 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 - paraic@clareecho.ie

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