*Joe Carey outside Shannon Airport. Photograph: Chris Copley A Clare TD in the Fine Gael led Government has challenged management of Shannon Airport to stand up to the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).
Dublin Airport has come under fire for declaring itself as “the key gateway for overseas visitors attending” the 2026 Ryder Cup which takes place 225 kilometres away at Adare Manor.
Adare Manor’s hosting of the 2026 Ryder Cup “will be the single most important event ever for promotion of the region,” Shannon Group have declared.
*Doughmore. Photograph: Arthur Ellis An Bord Pleanála have confirmed there will be no oral hearing regarding proposed works at Trump Doonbeg.
*Pictured during Branch Handling training are recruits Hilary Cleary, Hospital Co Limerick and Dara Flaherty, Longford Town. Photograph: Arthur Ellis. Shannon Airport has become the first airport in Ireland to take delivery of two new state-of-the-art High Reach Extendable Turret (HRET) fire tenders.
*Colm and Breeda McLoughlin. Colm McLoughlin has been honoured at the annual aviation industry awards.
“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”.
Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross has agreed to visit Co Clare next month according to Independent TD, Dr. Michael Harty.
Two young Clare men are among nine in the country to have this month become Irish Navy officers.
*Shane Lowry hitting off on the twelfth tee during the first round of the 2019 DDF Irish Open at Lahinch. Photograph: Brian Arthur Shannon Airport’s lack of presence and marketing during The DDF Irish Open at Lahinch has been questioned and criticised as “an incredible failure”.