*Photograph: Arthur Ellis A 13km private road testing facility for driverless vehicles is to be constructed in the Shannon Free Zone.
EI Electronics have been granted planning permission for a major two-storey expansion of their Shannon headquarters which is expected to double its production facility.
*Photograph: Arthur Ellis Shannon Airport’s economic importance to the Mid-West region was stressed on Friday last as a special meeting focused on jobs within Clare was held.
*Joe Robbins. Photograph: Eamon Ward As far as sporting administration is concerned, Joe Robbins is one of the county’s most colourful characters but he is also the founder of a business that has withstood three recessions and a tech bubble.
500 pending job losses in Shannon with next year’s closure of Molex may be just the beginning according to Joe Robbins who is of the view Brexit will hurt employment in the Mid-West.
A steering group has been established to coordinate jobs losses at Molex in Shannon over the next year.
Molex has announced it will be closing its Shannon facility by the end of 2020, subject to an employee consultation process resulting in the loss of 500 jobs.
Management at Molex Shannon have called staff to a meeting this afternoon (Tuesday) with hundreds of jobs feared to be on the line.
20 new jobs are to be created as part of Extreme Networks €3m investment to its Shannon R&D programme.
*Ray O’Driscoll. Ray O’Driscoll has been appointed to the new position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Shannon Group.