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New chapter for Mid-West region and airport with Ó Céidigh appointment – O’Donnell

28th September 2021 - Kieran O'Donnell, TD

The appointment of Pádraig Ó Céidigh as the new Chairperson of Shannon Group plc has been described as a new chapter for the Mid-West region and the airport by Limerick City Fine Gael TD and Chair of the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee, Kieran O’Donnell.


“The appointment of Pádraig Ó Céidigh as the new Chairperson of Shannon Group plc heralds a new day for the region and the airport which is central to the success of all here,” Deputy O’Donnell said.


“Mr Ó Céidigh has a proven track record in business and more particularly in aviation, which has to be the key focus for the Shannon Group. Furthermore, being from the Western seaboard gives him a keen understanding of the environment in which Shannon Airport operates.


“In this new role of chair of the Shannon Group, Mr Ó Céidigh will bring his vast entrepreneurial experience and practical in-depth of knowledge of aviation in what is a very challenging time for Shannon Airport as it emerges from the heavy impact of the Covid pandemic.


“I look forward to working with Pádraig in his new role as Chair to ensure that Shannon Group and in particular, Shannon Airport, can rebuild, enhancing the Heathrow route, re-starting its key strategics routes to the US and maximising its potential in terms of balanced regional development along the Atlantic economic corridor.


“Furthermore, I look forward to Mr O Céidigh appearing before our Oireachtas Transport & Communications committee to outline his strategic plans for the Shannon Group and more specifically Shannon Airport,” Deputy O’Donnell said.

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