Shannon Airport should be turned over to US Air Force

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSchool bus driver who had ”inappropriate relationship” with female pupil is found not guilty of sexual assaultNext articlePREVIEW: Intermediate semi finals and SHC & IHC relegation battles Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LimerickNewsShannon Airport should be turned over to US Air ForceBy Alan Jacques – September 11, 2020 8022 Facebook THE lease for Shannon Airport should be turned over to the US Air Force.That was the view expressed by Independent County Limerick councillor Emmett O’Brien at this Tuesday’s meeting of the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was responding to a call from Fianna Fáil councillor Kevin Sheahan, who proposed that the Mayors of Limerick, Clare, Tipperary and Galway meet urgently to come up with a plan to save Shannon Airport before it becomes a “white elephant”.Cllr Sheahan was also quick to make light of Cllr O’Brien’s comment about the lease for Shannon Airport being turned over to the US Air Force.”That will make the headlines for sure. It’s cracked,” he said.However, Cllr O’Brien believes a “radical rethink” is now needed on the future of the airport.“As long as I’m looking across the Shannon, I’m hearing stories of Shannon Airport’s impending demise. We hear plenty of grandstanding and mindless waffle from well paid TDs talking a lot and saying nothing about how to save Shannon Airport,” the Pallaskenry native told the Limerick Post after Tuesday’s meeting.“We need a left-field approach. In this proud Republic, we have to pick up the phone to the ‘perfidious Albion’ and plead with the Royal Air Force (RAF) to protect our national air space as Russian military aircrafts deliberately encroach on our sovereign territory.“Meanwhile, American service men still pass through Shannon under great secrecy. It’s high time to admit reality, the reality that we need a radical approach. If that means leasing Shannon to the United States Air Force, than let’s, at least, have the conversation,” Cllr O’Brien said.Speaking in County Hall this Tuesday, Cllr Kevin Sheahan also called for the 40 members of Limerick City and County Council to come together and show their support for Shannon Airport in its hour of need.”While Aer Lingus abandons it and moves all its transatlantic flights across the water, we need a plan for the future of Shannon Airport before more damage is done,” Cllr Sheahan declared. Advertisement Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he’d rather face Frankfurt than Chelsea in Europa League final

first_imgAdvertisement Aubameyang and Lacazette combined superbly to see off Valencia in the first leg (Getty)Nevertheless, Aubameyang says he is not keen on the prospect of facing Maurizio Sarri’s side for a third time and feels Frankfurt are a slightly easier proposition.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘No, I don’t want them,’ Aubameyang told reporters when asked about the prospect of facing Chelsea in Baku.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We know they are a great team but hopefully first we will go to the final and then I prefer to play Frankfurt, because we have already played against Chelsea.‘I know Frankfurt are really good and if we both go through to the final it will be a hard one.’ Ewan RobertsSaturday 4 May 2019 9:52 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares Comment Pedro netted Chelsea’s equaliser in Germany as they drew 1-1 with Frankfurt (Getty)Aubameyang is currently two goals behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot and has not given up hope of overtaking the Liverpool man.He continued: ‘It’s a tough battle. We have great strikers in the Premier League. Hopefully they won’t keep scoring, but I’m a guy who is confident and I know that I can do it. If I don’t, no worries, that’s no problem. But there are still two games to play in the league so I have my chances. Why not?‘I won it two years ago in Germany, in the last game. Me and [Robert] Lewandowski were level on 30 goals and on the final day I scored a penalty. When you are a striker it means a lot. If you want to be the best you have to win the Golden Boot.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img The Gabon striker isn’t keen on the prospect of an all Premier League final (Picture: Getty)Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he would prefer to avoid facing Chelsea in the final of the Europa League and would rather take on Frankfurt.The two English clubs are heading towards what could be an all Premier League final after the Gunners secured a 3-1 win at home to Valencia and Chelsea bagged a potentially crucial away goal in Germany.Arsenal lost away to the Blues in just the second game of Unai Emery’s reign at the very start of the Premier League season, but comfortably won the reverse fixture at the Emirates in January. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang admits he’d rather face Frankfurt than Chelsea in Europa League finallast_img read more

Mayo crush Donegal

first_img Cillian O’Connor helped himself to a hat-trick of goals as the westerners gained revenge for last year’s defeat in the decider, as they romped to a semi-final clash with Tyrone. Mayo stunned the Sam Maguire Cup holders with two goals inside the opening 13 minutes. Press Association First O’Connor rifled to the net, then centre back Donal Vaughan joined the attack to round off a flowing move with a close range finish. Mayo held a massive 12 points lead, 2-10 to 0-4, at half-time, and pushed on with two more O’Connor goals. Colm McFadden pulled back a consolation goal for Donegal with just a minute to play. Kerry set up an All-Ireland SFC semi-final clash with Dublin by defeating Cavan by 0-15 to 0-9 at Croke Park. But it was an unconvincing display by the Munster men, who struggled against the rank outsiders, who dominated the second half Kerry controlled the first period, leading by 0-11 to 0-2 at the break, with points from Colm Cooper (4)and Johnny Buckley (3). Cavan fought back with courage, and points from Niall McDermott and Eugene Keating narrowed the gap, but Kerry held on, despite scoring just four points in the second half, Cooper top-scoring with six. center_img Mayo overwhelmed defending champions Donegal by 4-17 to 1-10 in a remarkably one-sided All-Ireland SFC quarter-final at Croke Park.last_img read more