Transaero exits examinership

Shannon-based Fine Gael Senator for Clare, Tony Mulcahy today congratulated the workers and management of Transaero in Shannon on successfully exiting examinership this week. The aircraft maintenance specialist exited High Court protection on Wednesday after a three-month examinership succeeded in rescuing the business. “This is a hugely positive story as it secures the future of […]

Movie star Tom Hanks makes unexpected stop-off at Shannon Airport

Passenger numbers may be rising significantly at Shannon Airport this summer season but even in the rush these days, some still stand out more than others – particularly if they are world famous celebrities! Among others, in June the airport had Irish-American royalty in Jean Kennedy Smith, last month it was Bruce Springsteen, since then […]

Year round Shannon Liverpool flights resumed by Ryanair

Year-round connectivity flights between Shannon and Liverpool has been confirmed by Ryanair and has the potential to add 12,500 seats to the route this year. Ryanair reintroduced the route in March, initially for summer only, but has now confirmed the service will fly Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays right through the winter. Shannon chief executive Neil […]

Therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing in the treatment of Parkinsons

An Italian Doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease will be the subject of an international Gathering event in Co. Clare next month. Dr Daniel Volpe who is the Director of Neurological Rehabilitation at St. Raffaele Arcangelo Hospital in Venice will present his research work […]

The Maritime Influence on Limerick History in the Eighteenth Century

There are two significant considerations which are often omitted in eighteenth-century studies of the Shannon region and which appear to me to explain much of the historical legacy of counties Limerick, Kerry and Cork. These are the distance of the region from the seat of power in Dublin and London, and its relative proximity on […]