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IBEC meet at Shannon Airport

IBEC Mid-West Regional Executive Committee has met at Shannon Airport to discuss the critical need for increased capital investment in infrastructure in the region. The Ibec committee has consistently called on government to deliver more ambitious capital investment for the Mid-West, highlighting the M20 Cork-Limerick road and the N69 Foynes-Limerick road improvement scheme as vital for the future growth of the region. Ibec’s senior regional policy executive Helen Leahy said, “The M20 and N69 Foynes-Limerick upgrades are vital to support job creation and the development of the economy of the Mid-West. The projects are of huge strategic importance to business in terms of facilitating access and improving connectivity to the region. “The lack of adequate capital investment in key road projects is currently damaging connectivity and the competitiveness of the region, while broadening the divide between Dublin and the regions. If delivered, these projects can support economic recovery in the entire South-West and Mid-West regions and encourage more balanced economic …

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Carey outlines stance on IAG offer

Clare Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has today (Wednesday) outlined his position in relation to the current proposed offer from IAG for a takeover of Aer Lingus. “The issue of the IAG proposed takeover is complex, in that the best interests of the taxpayer must be balanced against long-term strategic regional development and connectivity. We have consistently stated that as a Government we will not rush to sell our minority shareholding unless the market conditions and terms of the sale were favourable to our stated policy interests. As an island, it is crucial we maintain and grow our aviation links given that 80% of passenger movements in and out of Ireland are by air. Coupled with this, Aer Lingus has long been of strategic and economic importance to Ireland, supporting significant numbers of jobs and in the top 50 of Irish employers. “As a Government we have considered and discussed carefully all aspects of this proposed takeover. As a County …

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