*First Lady Melania Trump with Shannon Group Chairman Rose Hynes at Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis. Rose Hynes’ one year extension as Chairperson of the Shannon Group was granted to provide continuity within the commercial semi-state company, The Clare Echo has learned.
“A major shake up of the board at Shannon Airport” is urgently required, Clare TD Timmy Dooley has stated.
Urgent action is needed to enhance EU connectivity from Shannon Airport with Brexit and Ryder Cup bringing more focus on the matter, Willie O’Dea has claimed.
*Adare Manor. Adare Manor hosting the 2026 Ryder Cup will offer huge tourism and economic potential for the Mid-West region and all of Ireland.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross has agreed to visit Co Clare next month according to Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty.
A review in the make up of Shannon Group’s PLC has been sought by elected representatives in Co Clare.
A continued grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft has taken €60 million out of the Mid-West economy according to Shannon Chamber who have lamented the lack of financial support provided to Shannon Airport by the Irish Government.
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.
*Pat Hayes. Photograph: Martin Connolly Elections bring out a mix of emotions and that was certainly the case for Pat Hayes who was delighted first and foremost to be the second candidate elected in the Killaloe Municipal District but disgusted with the ongoing treatment of East Clare especially regarding Clare Bus.
*Clare Bus arriving into Scariff. Photograph: Martin Connolly Limerick Local Link have signed a contract with the National Transport Authority (NTA) for the transport co-ordination unit (TCU) of Clare Bus currently held by Clare Accessible Transport (CAT).