Staff at Molex are hopeful 100 posts can be maintained at its Shannon plant.
*Joe Robbins. Photograph: Eamon Ward As far as sporting administration is concerned, Joe Robbins is one of the county’s most colourful characters but he is also the founder of a business that has withstood three recessions and a tech bubble.
500 pending job losses in Shannon with next year’s closure of Molex may be just the beginning according to Joe Robbins who is of the view Brexit will hurt employment in the Mid-West.
Public faith in the board of Shannon Group has been lost and Shannon Airport is at risk of falling behind Knock Airport, elected representatives declared this week.
*Davy Fitzgerald in conversation with Seoirse Bulfin. Photo: Martin Connolly Sixmilebridge’s Davy Fitzgerald has agreed to continue as Wexford senior hurling manager for a further two years.
*Sean Ryan photographed in 1998. This September will mark twenty one years since the disappearance of Sean Ryan, a recent visit to Co Clare has prompted his mother Patricia Douglas to come forward in a renewed appeal for answers.
“A change in policy and mindset” is needed to lead to a greater use of Shannon Airport which one elected representative of Clare County Council felt has been “completely abandoned”.
*Eoin Cleary tackled by Meath’s Conor McGill. Photograph: Martin Connolly Clare’s opponents for the All-Ireland SFC round four qualifier have been announced.
As they congregated for their first meeting since May’s local elections, successful candidates in the Shannon Municipal District set out their stall for the next five years by pinpointing the future of Shannon Airport as the biggest concern.
*Michael Gubbins. Michael Gubbins has vacated his role as Clare’s Chief Superintendent after less than three months in the position.