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Acquiring new skills considered important by Shannon workforce

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*Pictured at the Mid-West Regional Skills Forum event held in Ei Electronics, Shannon (sitting l-r): Peter Murphy, Ei Electronics; Helen Downes, Shannon Chamber and Joe Leddin, Mid-West Regional Skills Forum. Standing (l-r): Padraic McElwee, LEO, Clare; Patricia Haugh and Eimear Brophy, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board; Carmel O’Dwyer, University of Limerick; Veronica Walsh,…

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Grounding of Boeing 737 Max has taken €60m from Mid West – Shannon Chamber

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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.

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EI to double production facility by 2020

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EI Electronics will undergo a major expansion at their Clare headquarters.

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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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FDI in Ennis hindered by rent yields & lack of ideal property

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*Clare Technology Park. Photograph: PJColeman.com A lack of “ideal vacant property” and lower rental yields is hindering foreign direct investment in Clare’s county town. Such views were expressed at the final 2018 meeting of Clare County Council’s Economic Development SPC. Jennifer Collins who in July was appointed as the local authority’s Atlantic Economic Corridor (AEC)…

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Flynn critical of Minister Murphy’s ‘whistle-stop tour’

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Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy has come under fire from Cllr Gerry Flynn. Clare County Council’s Chairperson of the Social Development SPC, Cllr Gerry Flynn stated that Minister Murphy’s visit to the county last month should have included a meeting with council officials trying to tackle “a housing crisis”. Eoghan Murphy…

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Investing in Mid-West will rebalance the country

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An investment in infrastructure is needed in the Mid-West to rebalance the country. President of Shannon Chamber, Mary Considine outlined these views when addressing the chamber’s summer lunch at Dromoland Castle where Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy T.D. was the keynote speaker. Considine noted that strong foundations for growth are evident…

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Minister Murphy pressed for answers on homelessness in Clare

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An under pressure, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy T.D. was more than happy to visit Co Clare last week.  Minister Murphy was the keynote speaker at Shannon Chamber’s summer lunch in Dromoland Castle. “After the week I’ve had I’ve had I couldn’t think of a better place to have lunch of…

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