Junior Transport Minister Says Government In ‘Better Space’ To Conclude Shannon Heritage Transfer

Inaugural visit by Minister Jack Chambers to Shannon Airport Friday, 24th February 2022: The Shannon Airport Group today welcomed Minister Jack Chambers TD to Shannon Airport, in what was his inaugural visit as Minister of State for the Department of Transport. The Minister, who was met by Conal Henry, Chair of the Shannon Airport Group, and the Group CEO Mary Considine, was briefed on the facilities and operations at the airport and activities across the broader Shannon Campus, which he visited prior to his arrival at the airport. During his visit, Minister Chambers was given a tour of Shannon’s state-of-the-art security screening system, which eliminates the need to separate liquids and gels, and halves the time passengers spends at security screening. He received a presentation on the Group’s activities and its strong recovery as it rebuilds its business in the aftermath of the pandemic. Pictured L-R Conal Henry, Chair the Shannon Airport Group, Minister Jack Chambers and Mary Considine, CEO the Shannon Airport Group. Pic Arthur Ellis.

The Minister of State at the Department of Transport says the Government is now in a ‘better space’ to conclude the transfer of the county’s Shannon Heritage sites to the local authority.

Jack Chambers is in county Clare today and has met with officials from both Clare County Council and the Shannon Airport Group this morning.

The impasse between all three parties on the future of the site has been ongoing for a number of months, though it’s understood a breakthrough in discussions has been made in recent weeks.



Minister of State Jack Chambers has been telling Clare FM’s Josh Prenderville that he wants a conclusion to the process ‘in the coming period’.

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