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‘We’ve a town & an airport to protect’ flood defences needed at Shannon

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A senior engineer in Clare County Council has expressed his confidence that funding will be provided for essential works at the Shannon Embankments which would protect the Airport and town from flooding. As the town is below sea level, the Shannon Estuary Flood Defences are critical to its protection. While protected by embankments and two…

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Hero’s welcome for Warny as he returns to Clare soil

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Jim Warny received the welcome home he deserved at Shannon Airport with over one hundred people gathering to mark his return. Once the Belgian national walked through the arrivals hall at Shannon Airport, cheers and rounds of applause erupted. Jim was accompanied by his father Rene and fiancé Asia Mania. As first reported by The…

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Drought to remain as heatwave forecast to end

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Drought conditions are predicted to remain in Co Clare for the remainder of the month as the heatwave comes to an end. Temperatures have dropped this week in the county. At the end of June, Shannon Airport recorded the highest temperature in forty two years, when it hit 32C. Heat levels have reduced since and…

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Shannon’s energy consumption to be one third less by 2020

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Shannon Airport is set to slash its energy consumption by one-third by 2020 as it becomes a low carbon green campus. It has entered into a new partnership with ESB and will also see the replacement of an entire suite of older indoor and outdoor lighting with ultra-modern LEDs and explore how to make greater…

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Shannon must become airport of the Wild Atlantic Way

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Shannon Airport must be identified as the airport of the Wild Atlantic Way so that Co Clare can fully capitalise on the success of the tourist route. Cllr Pat McMahon speaking at the June meeting of Clare County Council was urging the local authority to make the most of the 2019 Irish Open that will…

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Breen wants more flyers to use Shannon Airport

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For Shannon Airport to maintain its existing services and add extra slots, Clare TD Pat Breen says local people must support it when booking flights. Over the June Bank Holiday weekend, Shannon Airport celebrated an increase in traffic with passenger numbers set to rise by almost 8% on last year. This follows on a 5%…

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Shannon announces return of services to Liverpool & Bristol

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Services to Liverpool and Bristol have been restored to the schedule at Shannon Airport. The two services are in addition to an extension of Ryanair’s Manchester frequencies, going six times weekly and will see an additional 60,000 extra seats at Shannon this summer. They will also bring to 17 the number of Ryanair services operating…

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Shannon Airport to cut grass tomorrow to ease fodder crisis

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SHANNON Airport will begin cutting silage at its 400 acre site tomorrow in an intervention aimed at easing the fodder crisis for local farmers. The tractors will start rolling in at 10am. The airport made the offer to cut the grass when it met with farmers’ representatives last week and have been in ongoing conversations…

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Shannon Airport extends Big Apple flights

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SHANNON Airport is on the up, up and away as they have just announced two airlines are extending their flights to New York. Aer Lingus will operate their Shanonn to New York JFK year round in 2019, while Norwegian Airlines is increasing its New York Stewart International Airport to a daily service from October 2018.…

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Shannon Airport offer to harvest site to help ease fodder crisis

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SHANNON Airport has pledged its support to farmers battling the current fodder crisis by offering to repeat its intervention of 2013 when it harvested silage from its 400 acre site. The Airport’s operations team will meet with farm representatives over the coming days to explore the need to fast-track cutting of grass on the airport…

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