“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”.
Potential purchasers of the site previously known as the Shannon Shamrock Hotel have been put off by associated archaeological work believed to be in the region of €2m.
*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”.
Shannon Airport will tomorrow (Thursday) celebrate 80 years since the landing of the first passenger aircraft in Rineanna on July 11th 1939.
A review in the make up of Shannon Group’s PLC has been sought by elected representatives in Co Clare.
As they congregated for their first meeting since May’s local elections, successful candidates in the Shannon Municipal District set out their stall for the next five years by pinpointing the future of Shannon Airport as the biggest concern.
Shannon Airport has been dealt a setback as Norwegian Air have decided not to resume it’s transatlantic flights later this year.
*Mme Xia Lining, Ambassaador HE Xiangdong, Mary Considine,Deputy CEO, Finance and Corporate Services Shannon Group and Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport. Photograph: Arthur Ellis. China’s Ambassador designate to Ireland visited Shannon Airport for the first time on Friday in what was his first tour outside of Dublin since arriving in Ireland on May 3rd.
*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.
*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.