Limerick TD – Save Shannon slots

first_imgOne of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Shannon Group statement on the Aer Lingus decision to close its Shannon Airport base Advertisement NewsBreaking newsLimerick TD – Save Shannon slotsBy Bernie English – January 19, 2015 694 Aer Lingus announcement for Shannon base – Limerick Chamber statement Previous article100 jobs on way from AMAXNext articleDream of a City; poem for the day Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. WhatsApp Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” Facebook Emailcenter_img Twitter Linkedin Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR As IAG was reported to be preparing a third and final bid for Aer Lingus , Limerick TD, Kieran O’Donnell (FG), has expressed his concern that Shannon’s Heathrow routes be preserved, and has confirmed that he will be raising the issue in the Dail this week.“This is a matter of absolute importance to me”, said Deputy O’Donnell.  “This is critical for Shannon, Limerick and the entire region in terms of gateway connectivity and jobs.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The government must ensure that the State’s 25.1 per cent strategic shareholding in Aer Lingus is used to preserve the most strategic of all air connections, the Heathrow slots.“All the great work that has been done in strengthening Shannon airport would be undermined were the Heathrow slots to come under any threat in an impending deal for Aer Lingus,” he said.“Shannon’s independence has been successful, with passenger numbers through the airport increasing very strongly since the government made it independent.  In 2007, the Shannon slots were redeployed by Aer Lingus for the Belfast routes, and heralded a period of decline in Shannon that has only been halted recently.  This shows the crucial importance of these slots for Shannon airport.“I hold my views on this issue very strongly, and I am raising this in the Dail chamber this week.“We have worked very hard here in Limerick to bring in investment and create jobs.  Air connectivity is one of the key elements in this.  Heathrow is the most important hub in the world, and the government’s strategic shareholding must be used to ensure that Aer Lingus’s slots are used for the strategic benefit of Irish regions.  This underpins Shannon’s broader role as an economic generator in the Mid-West region, and means that Shannon is the only airport on the Western Seaboard with a direct Heathrow connection.“These slots are absolutely critical for Shannon, Limerick and the Mid-West as they allow us to connect directly with Heathrow and from there, all of the major financial and investment centres in the world.“Aer Lingus’s slots in Heathrow are a unique national asset from which we in the Mid-West derive some really crucial benefits.  These assets must be preserved for the people. TAGSAer LingusfeaturedKieran O’DonnellShannon airport Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins Printlast_img read more

EQ payback on the bottom line

first_imgEQ payback on the bottom lineOn 11 Jul 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Measuring and assessing emotional intelligence can bring direct benefits to the bottom line, delegates at a major training conference heard.As part of a session which proved that EQ profiling – which tests staff self-awareness – no longer needs to be confined to executive development, logistics manager of laboratory supplies company Merck Eurolab Tobin Sykes said using EQ profiling in a change programme has brought about “a huge shift from where we were last year”. Speaking at the Training Solutions Conference in Birmingham last week, Sykes described how EQ profiling helped measure relationship skills in the logistics team and with outside suppliers and to chart intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies.“We were then able to use EQ for the business perspective and as a toolbox for coaches and facilitators,” said Tobin. “It provided a focus for individual development and helped people to ‘see’ their behaviour. It helped us to put the new structure in place and was used on shortlisted candidates for the new positions.”The benefits of the EQ-based change programme include a more assertive department and raised morale, which in turn has resulted in better communication with suppliers. Bottom-line benefits include an inventory reduced by £2m in seven months, with a further £1m cut planned by December. “Because staff communicate better, on-time delivery from suppliers is up to 71 per cent from 65 per cent and will be at 90 per cent by the end of 2000,” said Sykes. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Spurs edge League Cup semi final first-leg

first_imgEither Chelsea or Liverpool, whose other semi-final is poised at 1-1, will face the winner at Wembley in March. Tottenham have a good chance of reaching the League Cup final.An Andros Townsend penalty gave Spurs a 1-0 win in the first leg of their last four tie at home to Sheffield United last night.The return match is at Bramall Lane next Wednesday.last_img