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

Beat writers predict Syracuse to ‘annihilate’ Connecticut on Saturday

first_img Published on September 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm Matt Liberman (2-1)Don’t beware of dog Syracuse 59, UConn 21In short, UConn has the worst defense in the FBS and it isn’t even close. The Huskies are the only team in the country to have given up over 2,000 yards — and that’s in three games. Several teams have played four games without giving up that number. UConn is the only team in the country to give up more than 600 yards (673) and the only team to give up more than 50 points per game (55.7). The next closest is Oregon State at 46.3. All Syracuse has to do to win this game is just play its normal, up-tempo offense and air the ball out to its wideouts. The Huskies simply do not have the personnel to even slow down the Orange, let alone stop them.Josh Schafer (3-0)A dog poundingSyracuse 55, Connecticut 10AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUConn hasn’t played an FBS opponent within five touchdowns yet. The Huskies played two ranked teams in No. 21 Central Florida and No. 20 Boise State and showed little reason for belief in 56-17 and 62-7 losses, respectively. Last week, Connecticut beat Rhode Island, a low-tier FCS school, 56-49. On average UConn gives up 9.6 yards per play, almost two yards more than the next lowest team in the nation over the past decade. So really, there’s no logical way, at least on paper, to give UConn a chance in this game. Syracuse’s offense has looked comfortable under both Eric Dungey and Tommy DeVito. After pummeling an ACC opponent in Florida State, Saturday’s game will be another “annihilation” as Dungey said he hopes to do to every team. And come Saturday night, SU will have its first 4-0 start since 1991 and the fifth time since the end of World War II. Comments Andrew Graham (3-0)Winning the IditarodSyracuse 51, Connecticut 17So, UConn is terrible. The Huskies are at any point playing half a dozen freshmen on defense and though starting quarterback David Pindell has done his best to keep the offense above water, UConn almost lost to FCS Rhode Island a week ago. Eric Dungey is a little banged up, but said on Tuesday he’s good to go. I don’t know how long he plays Saturday, but if this game goes as it should, we might see Tommy DeVito before halftime and may even get some Clayton Welch minutes. Regardless of who is under center, Syracuse’s defense should smother whatever offense the Huskies generate, and the Orange will mow through a weak Huskie defense. Like a racer in the Iditarod, Syracuse will be in control of the Huskies. Mush! Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

NBA Draft 2019: Pelicans hilariously call out Panthers for Zion Williamson tweet

first_img NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson wasn’t selected to be Pelicans’ ‘savior’ The Pelicans called out the Panthers for the tweet with a hilarious and witty message:ya know you guys have an NBA team in your city? They had a strong draft last night too, and yet no tweet to them? 🧐 https://t.co/gca9hi3pBa— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) June 21, 2019The Saints also joined in on the fun: let us be the first NFL team to congratulate the @hornets on a strong draft last night! pic.twitter.com/QNQdyuop5l— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) June 21, 2019As expected, Williamson went to the Pelicans with the No. 1 overall pick. He was overwhelmed with emotion after his named was announced. “Oh, you can hear people say things like, ‘Oh, that it was likely I was going to go No. 1,’ but I guess you don’t know until you actually go through it,” Williamson told reporters in New York. “Hearing my name called, and I was able to make it on stage without a tear, shake the commissioner’s hand, but in the interview with my mom standing beside me, and my emotions just took over.”An emotional @ZionWilliamson just after becoming the #1 overall pick in the 2019 #NBADraft!His journey, his mom, the Pelicans… “LET’S DANCE” ! pic.twitter.com/veEgupoEF0— NBA UK (@NBAUK) June 21, 2019The Hornets, on the other hand, selected PJ Washington out of Kentucky with the No. 12 pick, Cody Martin from Nevada at No. 36 and Jalen McDaniels of San Diego St. at No. 52. The Pelicans’ social team had a bit of fun on Twitter after the 2019 NBA Draft.Ahead of Thursday’s draft, the Panthers posted a Tweet wishing Zion Williamson good luck with a handwritten letter and some Carolina gear. They referenced the fact Williamson is from the Carolinas and played for Duke, but they didn’t post anything on their account about the Hornets. center_img Related News NBA Draft 2019: Zion Williamson plans to seek LeBron James’ advicelast_img read more