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Shannon Airport welcomes enactment of Shannon Group legislation

Posted on July 28th, 2014

The Shannon Group Bill was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins yesterday, 27th July 2014.

The new legislation now paves the way for the formal establishment of Shannon Group, which will combine Shannon Airport with the property ownership and management activities of Shannon Commercial Enterprises Limited, Shannon Heritage and the International Aviation Services Centre (IASC), which builds on the aviation related activities already located at the Airport and in the Shannon Free Zone area.


Last chance to promote your business! Closing date has been extended

Posted on July 28th, 2014

The closing date for the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards 2014 has been extended to Tuesday the 5th of August.  Speaking about the awards, Ennis Chamber CEO Rita Mc Inerney said, “Due to the busy holiday period we have decided to give businesses those extra few days over the Bank Holiday Weekend to have their entries in to us.  We have already received a lot of entries to date so we are encouraging all businesses to consider…

Tourism Ireland Welcomes +10.3% Growth in Overseas Visitors for the First Half of 2014

Posted on July 28th, 2014

Latest figures from the CSO for overseas visitors to the Republic of Ireland show growth of +10.3% for the first half of 2014, an additional 324,400 additional visitors when compared with January-June 2013

  • Overseas visitor numbers are up +10.3% for January to June 2014 – or 324,400 additional visitors.
  • Great Britain: the GB market recorded growth of +14%

Boost for Shannon Airport as Ryanair strengthens its winter schedule

Posted on July 24th, 2014

Shannon Airport has welcomed Ryanair’s announcement that it is to strengthen its winter schedule with the addition of further capacity from the end of October.

The airline announced today that it is to add a daily Manchester service, replacing a three times weekly Liverpool service, and a weekly Kaunas (Lithuania) flight, as well as extra flights on Stansted, to its winter schedule (starting end of October).

This will bring the total number of Ryanair services from Shannon…

ASL partners with Shannon Airport to establish new Hercules Base

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

AnnouncEment follows Asl Aviation Group Signature of Letter of INtent FOR NEW LOCKHEED MARTIN LM-100J HERCULES FREIGHTERS

ASL Aviation Group has announced a partnership with Shannon Airport which will see Shannon become a new base for ASL’s Hercules aircraft operations.

ASL plans to initially base two L-100 aircraft in Shannon, to be used on missions ranging from oil-spill response to humanitarian aid.  The Hercules’ crews and support staff will be based in Shannon where Air Contractors, an ASL Group company, already has its own maintenance base.

Only 10 days to go to enter the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

There are only 10 days to go to enter the FBD Clare Business Excellence Awards with closing date of Wednesday July 30th.  Go to http://www.ennischamber.ie/services/business-awards/ to download  the entry forms.  Businesses can enter as many relevant categories as they wish from the list:

  • Clare Award for Excellence in Industry, Manufacturing and Services 
  • Clare Professional Services Excellence Award
  • Clare Innovation in Business Award
  • Clare Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Best Place to Eat in Clare Award
  • Best Use of IT/Social Media 
  • Clare

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