The Antonov AN 225, which landed at Shannon Airport in June., transported the single largest consignment of PPE into Ireland in a single flight - PICTURE: Arthur Ellis
THE efforts made by workers at Shannon Airport to ensure vital PPE equipment was delivered to Ireland during the height of lockdown will be highlighted in a TV documentary to be broadcast this evening.
The special TV documentary ‘Covid-19 – Hope Survives’will be shown on Virgin Media One TV at 10pm to mark six months since the first restrictions were introduced.
The programme will take viewers through Ireland’s Covid-19 journey from frontline workers in hospitals and care homes, the worries experienced by families, to the securing of ventilators and PPE at the height of the emergency.
The documentary portrays the dedication of the health care professionals despite coming under huge pressures.
It will also feature the collaborations between entrepreneurs, shippers, distributors and the airport team as they deliver these life-saving shipments for Ireland.
It then follows where these supplies are needed most and the people who hope to benefit from them.
Shannon Airport remained open as an essential service throughout the pandemic handling the delivery of multiple consignments of PPE as well as facilitating repatriation flights since the virus took hold in Ireland.
The AN 225, the world’s largest plane, delivered almost 900,000 medical gowns to Shannon Airport last April, for distribution to hospitals around the country.
If you have a story, let us know - email email@example.com
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.