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Protest in Ennis to protect Shannon Airport

INTERNATIONAL travel is resuming and with Shannon facing an uncertain future, local advocacy group Save Our Shannon (SOS) will hold a protest on July 24 at O’Connell Square in Ennis.
The rally is to take place from mid-day.
They are calling on the Government to change aviation policy and to introduce measures that will encourage airlines and passengers to use Shannon.
SOS chairman Denis Vaughan said, “We demand new Government Aviation Policy, which includes Shannon.

“The post Covid Government need to incentivise airlines and passengers to use Shannon Airport. The government should be looking at doing what it can to force Aer Lingus back to Shannon. After all, Ireland subsidises the airline.”
Mr Vaughan continued, “Dublin Airport increased its passenger numbers in 2019 by 13.8 million whilst all the other Irish airports increased only by 2.7 million. We demand justice.Dublin dominates. There is a country outside of Dublin.”

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