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No formal approach from Council on The Venue since public meeting

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*Kevin Thompstone. Photograph: Joe Buckley One week on from a highly charged public meeting surrounding the future of The Venue in Shannon, no formal approach has been made by Clare County Council regarding the project.

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Clare’s bravest young heroes recognised

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*L-R Rose Hynes, Chairman Shannon Group, Razan Abdel Wahed, who arrived in Ireland as a Syrian refugee in 2017 and now lives in Ennistymon, her mum Zahra and Supt Brendan McDonagh. Pic Arthur Ellis. Clare’s bravest and most outstanding young, unsung heroes were honoured in Ennis this week.

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Tourist incentive proposed to attract more Shannon flyers

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Clare County Council have been encouraged to partner with Shannon Heritage to make it more attractive for tourists to fly into Shannon Airport. Independent councillor, PJ Ryan proposed at last Monday’s meeting of the local authority that it team up with Shannon Heritage to tempt passengers to use Shannon Airport by giving “entry to their…

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Minister Ross wants Shannon “to provide increased competition” to Dublin

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Minister for Transport, Shane Ross has indicated he wants Shannon Airport to “provide increased competition” to Dublin Airport according to a Fine Gael Senator. Shannon Airport management have been asked to submit a detailed plan on a possible connection to a major European hub. The move comes following a meeting between Shannon Group management and…

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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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‘Golden opportunity’ to turn Shannon Shamrock into theme park

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Shannon Group “have a golden opportunity” to turn an unused hotel into a historic theme park in Bunratty, local councillors have claimed. In 2009, the Shannon Shamrock Hotel closed as a new owner could not be found to take over its operations. In April 2017, Crescent House Ltd who had taken ownership of the site…

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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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Thomas concerned by Brexit’s impact on Shannon Airport

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In the midst of Brexit and Britain’s expected departure from the European Union, Shannon Airport will be without connectivity to the continent which has “concerned” airport management. Matthew Thomas, CEO of Shannon Group plc briefed elected officials of Clare County Council on Monday where he presented an update on their activity so far in 2018.…

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Shannon adds East Midlands summer service

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Ryanair has announced a new twice weekly East Midlands service that will commence out of Shannon International Airport in April. It will run from April 5th to October 25th next year operating during Shannon’s summer season with flights every Monday and Friday. The airport anticipates the route will add 22,000 seats. Managing Director of Shannon…

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Norwegian to expand services at Shannon next summer

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Norwegian Air International have confirmed it will increase its capacity on its Shannon to New York service next summer. In its inaugural year the service recorded a strong performance and led to extra flights this summer and strengthened services for the winner, the airline has now announced it is to increase its Shannon-Stewart operations from…

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