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Clare representation on Shannon Airport Board ‘a bloody disgrace’

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A review in the make up of Shannon Group’s PLC has been sought by elected representatives in Co Clare.

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Shannon Airport ‘not getting a fair crack of the whip – PJ Ryan

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*Cllr PJ Ryan. Photograph: Gary Collins It took three attempts for PJ Ryan to win a seat on Clare County Council and at the conclusion of the weekend he is hoping to have retained that seat for the third election in a row.

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€77.8m turnover for Shannon Group in 2018

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A fourth consecutive year of growth was recorded by Shannon Group plc in 2018.

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DAA guilty of ‘undermining’ Shannon Airport

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Unless an aviation policy in Ireland is drafted, Shannon International Airport is at risk of being downgraded “to a regional airport”.

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Matthew Thomas departing role as Shannon Group CEO

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Matthew Thomas is to step down as CEO of Shannon Group plc to take up the same position at the Ports of Jersey.

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Wild Atlantic Way rebranding of Airport won’t take off

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A Wild Atlantic Way rebranding of Shannon Airport has failed to make a splash with airport management. In response to motions raised by Cllr Paul Murphy and Cllr Pat McMahon at the January meeting of Clare County Council, Shannon Group plc Chief Executive Officer, Matthew Thomas issued a formal reply to the local authority having…

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2018 was Shannon’s busiest year this decade

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2018 was Shannon Airport busiest year this decade. Passenger numbers increased to over 1.86 million which is up 6.5 percent on last year. Overall it represents a growth of 33 percent for Shannon Airport since separating from the DAA, this upward trend has been consistent for the past six years. UK and transatlantic routes were…

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Council invited to nominate Dowling for board of Shannon Group

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*Pat Dowling. Photograph by Arthur Ellis Clare County Council has been invited to nominate its CEO Pat Dowling for a position on the board of Shannon Group plc. In 2016, Dowling began his seven year term as the Council’s Chief Executive Officer. Cllr Gerry Flynn first tabled a motion in July of the same year…

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1 million Galway passengers choosing Dublin over Shannon

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Staff at Shannon Airport ‘are operating with one hand tied behind their back’ while 1 million Galway passengers are flying out of Dublin Airport each year. At the December meeting of Clare County Council, Matthew Thomas, CEO of the company which is responsible for Shannon Airport, Shannon Heritage, Shannon Commercial Properties and IASC gave a…

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Thomas concerned by Brexit’s impact on Shannon Airport

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In the midst of Brexit and Britain’s expected departure from the European Union, Shannon Airport will be without connectivity to the continent which has “concerned” airport management. Matthew Thomas, CEO of Shannon Group plc briefed elected officials of Clare County Council on Monday where he presented an update on their activity so far in 2018.…

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