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Airport lobby calls on Leo to back supportive words with action

THE Save Our Shannon group rally in Ennis which heard from speakers across the political spectrum and hospitality leaders challenged the Tanaiste to back up his supportive words with action, writes Owen Ryan. Organiser Denis Vaughan “We note the very significant statement of support from the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that we read about in the media from a recent call with Limerick Chamber. “He committed to ‘positive discrimination’ for airports in the regions in the Covid recovery but this has to be backed up with action and quickly.” The four Clare TDs Cathal Crowe, Joe Carey, Michael McNamara and Violet-Anne Wynne, Senator Timmy Dooley, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council PJ Ryan and former President of the Irish Hotels Federation Michael Vaughan all spoke at the rally. Denis Vaughan said it is imperative the public gets behind and supports Shannon by flying from the airport. The survival of Shannon and other regional airports, however, has never been more dependent on government …

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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. Save our Shannon rally this Saturday at 12pm in the square in Ennis. Guest speakers.@Fallshotel @CliffsOfMoher_ @eastclare10k @CratloeGAAClub @gaeilnasionna @GreyHeronMedia @VirginMediaNews @rtenews @NewstalkFM @johncookeradio @oconnellbrian pic.twitter.com/2EtysVOrqw — Radio Beams (@HayesEnnis) July 21, 2021 “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 …

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