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Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

Shannon Airport will play a key role in redressing economic imbalance

| May 26, 2017

Limerick Chamber has said that aviation must be one of the key focus areas for the government if it is to redress the current economic imbalance between the Dublin region and the rest of the country. In its submission to the National Planning Framework (NPF), ‘Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’, the Chamber said that in […]

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Conqueror of Everest returns home to hero’s welcome

Conqueror of Everest returns home to hero’s welcome

| May 25, 2017

Everest mountaineer John Burke has returned home to a rousing reception in county Clare, dedicated his achievements to his wife Aoibhín. Just six days after he became the first Co. Clare man to reach the summit, the 38 year-old said that he would never have achieved his goal without his wife Aoibhín’s encouragement and support. The […]

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DAA’s monopoly bad for the country

DAA’s monopoly bad for the country

| May 23, 2017

LIMERICK Chamber has said that the DAA’s monopoly is bad for the country in its National Planning Framework submission. Allowing unregulated market domination by Dublin Airport is not in the national interest and will add further to its monopolistic position, one of the country’s largest business representative groups has stated. Limerick Chamber, the largest chamber in the […]

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Runway Night Run takes off on June 16

Runway Night Run takes off on June 16

| May 22, 2017

This year’s Bank of Ireland Runway Night Run is scheduled for Friday, June 16 and will once more take place at Shannon Airport. An estimated 2,000 participants of all grades and ages will gather for the fourth annual event, raising funds for local charities, Cahercalla Community Hospital & Hospice, and Home Share Clare. This year the event […]

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‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

‘Legendary visionary’ from Sixmilebridge honoured at Shannon Aiport

| May 17, 2017

The man credited with spearheading a new era of economic development in Ireland has been celebrated with the unveiling of a bust at Shannon Airport. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the late Dr. Brendan O’Regan was commemorated at a special ceremony at the airport. Among those in attendance were members of Dr. O’Regan’s family, Cathaoirleach […]

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Shannon opens new route to Frankfurt

Shannon opens new route to Frankfurt

| May 1, 2017

Shannon Airport was in celebratory mode at the weekend as one of the world’s best known airlines, Lufthansa, commenced flights for the first time from the airport with its new Frankfurt service. The service to the financial capital of continental Europe took to the skies on Saturday afternoon and will operate weekly until the end […]

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Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport

Passenger numbers continue to increase at Shannon Airport

| April 26, 2017

Shannon Airport has seen an increase in passenger numbers for the fourth year in succession, leading to a turnover of €67.2 in 2016, up by over 2% on 2015. Announcing his first annual results as CEO of Shannon Group following his appointment last year, Matthew Thomas said that a continuation of the company’s improving financial performance is […]

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New Shannon services will boost local economy

New Shannon services will boost local economy

| February 24, 2017

The CEO of Limerick Chamber, James Ring, has said that the announcement of four new services for Shannon Airport shows the relevance of the region from a tourism and business perspective. Welcoming the announcement, James Ring said:  “This is another great day for Shannon.  The very fact that a new airline (Norwegian Air International) comes […]

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Minister welcomes Shannon’s new transatlantic services

Minister welcomes Shannon’s new transatlantic services

| February 23, 2017

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD has welcomed the addition of new transatlantic services from Cork and Shannon this summer. “This announcement from Norwegian Air International (NAI) is a significant and welcome development in the transatlantic aviation market and will further assist tourism growth in the Mid and South West,” the […]

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€69 fares to US from Shannon announced

€69 fares to US from Shannon announced

| February 23, 2017

bernie@limerickpost.ie TRANSATLANTIC flights for just €69 one way to the US from Shannon have just been announced. Norwegian lost no time after getting the go-ahead for flights between Ireland and the USA in announcing a twice weekly service from Shannon. The services will start on July 1 between Shannon and Stewart International Airport, Orange County – just […]

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