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€90,000 worth of cannabis seized in Shannon

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A routine operation at Shannon Airport on Friday discovered herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of €90,000. Revenue officers seized the drugs which were found in a parcel that arrived from Spain and labelled as ‘clothing’. The cannabis was addressed to Co Carlow. Investigations are currently ongoing anyone with information in relation to drug…

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Rail spur line to Shannon Airport will close the gap with Dublin

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*Jackie Whelan. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan A prominent Clare businessman has declared a spur line to Shannon Airport will result in increased passengers and more people staying in the West of Ireland. Jackie Whelan is the owner of the West Clare Railway, Tullagower Quarries and alongside his wife Pauline is the co-owner of The Railway Bar…

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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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Naughton calls on Dooley to clarify stance on Shannon’s neutrality

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Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley has been pressurised to clarify his position on Shannon Airport neutrality. Sean Naughton, a Sinn Féin candidate in the Killaloe electoral area has called on Dooley to reveal his stance on the airport. The nineteen year old referred to an ALDE EU Group conference held in Madrid in November which…

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‘Proud Townie’ Slattery says strong passenger throughput critical for Shannon

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*John Slattery. Photograph by Eamon Ward Shannon Airport is a jewel in the crown that requires regular polishing according to Ennis born aviation chief, John Slattery. For the past two and a half years, John has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Embraer Commercial Aviation and EVP at Embraer S.A. He was in Co…

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McMahon horrified by lack of international flights from Shannon

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*Cllr Pat McMahon. Photograph by Gary Collins Shannon Airport has hit back at criticism of its management for the lack of continental flights available for potential flyers. Newmarket-on-Fergus councillor, Pat McMahon proposed at Monday’s meeting of Clare County Council that the local authority “liaise with Shannon Airport Group with a view to developing a more…

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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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Shannon Airport rebranding could tackle Dublin’s monopoly

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Dublin Airport’s monopoly could be tackled by rebranding Shannon Airport to put emphasis on the Wild Atlantic Way. Inspired by an editorial which featured in The Clare Echo at the end of November, Cllr Paul Murphy put pen to paper on a motion which gives “a massive opportunity to rebrand the airport”. Stuart Holly’s editorial…

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Kuwait to stop Shannon transit service

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Kuwait Airlines will no longer use Shannon Airport as a stopover for its service to New York. At the weekend, the airline confirmed it had received approval for a direct route to the Big Apple. This negates the need for the three-time weekly service to stop in Shannon as it has done since 2016. It…

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Approval granted to expand Shannon US preclearance

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Proposed changes to the preclearance agreement between Ireland and the United States of America has been welcomed by Shannon Airport. It is expected the enhancement of Shannon’s US preclearance service for its airline customers, their passengers and in particular its business jet customers will come into effect in the coming months. This follows the decision…

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