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Westpark boost as AerCap open new offices

FORMER Minister for Defence Tony Killeen was in Shannon last Friday evening to officially open AerCap’s new offices at Westpark.AerCap is a global aviation company and it employs more than 50 people at Shannon. In an upbeat speech, Mr Killeen paid tribute to the vision of Brian O’Connell in relation to the development of Westpark. “On the very first occasion Brian O’Connell brought me up here to visit a field where there were 17 cattle, we went in a jeep because there was no road. He took out a set of plans and on the plans there were seven buildings, which I thought quite frankly would never be seen by anyone. Today, there are four and a half constructed and they were constructed in accordance with Brian’s vision and his vision now extends to his role as chairman of the board of the airport,” Mr Killeen said.He said Shannon still has a very strong portfolio of companies, many of whom …

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