‘Emergency’ Shannon Airport meeting is postponed

Nick Rabbitts

Reporter:

Nick Rabbitts

AN emergency meeting of Limerick City Council which was called to debate the problems facing Shannon Airport was postponed as a number of key players could not attend the meeting.

AN emergency meeting of Limerick City Council which was called to debate the problems facing Shannon Airport was postponed as a number of key players could not attend the meeting.

Limerick city councillors were scheduled to meet yesterday afternoon to discuss the plight of the Clare base, which has been haemorrhaging customers in recent years.

But the meeting was postponed because the two people scheduled to address the meeting, Shannon Development chief Dr Vincent Cunnane and Brian O’Connell, who heads up the Shannon Airport Authority, were unavailable.

Instead, councillors will meet to debate the airport ahead of the main council meeting on Monday, October 28.

Cllr Kevin Kiely believes a major opportunity has been lost, saying: “It is a very serious issue. I don’t think it will be possible to fully deal with the issues now, with the estimates coming up.”