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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

IMPORTANT! Members Submission to Ennis & Environs Local Area Plan

Posted on July 21st, 2014

Ennis Chamber has drafted a submission to the Ennis & Environs Local Area Plan and we are calling on members to give their views.  Please review our draft submission here Ennis Chamber Submission to Ennis and Environs Local Area Plan 2015-2021 and revert with your own comments and input by email CEO Rita Mc Inerney on rmcinerney@ennischamber.ie by Friday the 25th of July.  The notice and map for the Ennis & Environs Local Area Plan can be viewed on http://goo.gl/fJKypr 

Merriman Summer School returns to Ennis

Posted on July 21st, 2014

The 2014 Merriman Summer School will take place in Ennis, Co. Clare from August 13 to 17.

This year’s theme is ‘Emotional Life in Ireland’.  It is a timely topic for a country which has yet again been dealing with the aftermath of trauma as we listen to stories of hidden pregnancies, secret births and unacknowleged deaths. How do we deal with our emotions and their consequences? Are we better at it now than we have been? What legacies have been left by our difficulty in understanding and reluctance to deal with our emotions? These are some of the areas for discussion at this year’s Merriman Summer School.

Budget 2015 Must Capitalise on Recovery

Posted on July 18th, 2014

Chambers Ireland has said that Budget 2015 provides an opportunity to ensure that economic growth and job creation are balanced across the economy and the country.

Speaking this morning, Chambers Ireland Chief Executive Ian Talbot said “While some regions and sectors of the economy have seen a nascent recovery, there are many areas still facing tough economic conditions. Government must ensure that measures introduced in Budget 2015 support local economic development, encourage job creation and promote balanced growth.”

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