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Wynne engages with Minister Ryan on Shannon Group review

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Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan (GP) has confirmed his Department is heading up a review on the operations of Shannon Group and that he believes the body is best placed to continue its operations.

On Wednesday, Clare TD Violet-Anne Wynne (SF) received confirmation from the Department of Transport that its officials would be heading up the review and not their counterparts in the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform.

Deputy Wynne claimed that confusion on the matter was sparked by an online video by Deputy Cathal Crowe (FF). “Minister Ryan confirmed that his Department is in fact heading up the review into the Shannon Group and that he is of the opinion that the Shannon Group is best placed to continue the operation at Shannon”.

She told The Clare Echo that the absence of a timeline for the review is a worry. “We have been waiting over 9 weeks for this review to conclude and we must ensure that it is completed, and the recommendation implemented to provide reassurance to staff in all three sections of the Shannon Group company, Airport, Heritage and Properties.

“I have made it quite clear that Shannon Airport is vital to the prosperity of the region and I am pleased that the Minister has acknowledged this in his reply to me,” the Kilrush woman added.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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