Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport

Shannon Group: Chairperson Designate

Photo of Kieran O'DonnellKieran O'Donnell (Limerick City, Fine Gael)
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That is something we would like the Tánaiste and the Minister, Deputy Eamon Ryan, to very much take on board. Shannon must be front and centre in aviation policy. Having the Cabinet coming down will set that marker. The Shannon Group will issue the invite as well. There is an urgency to the Government concluding discussions with Aer Lingus in particular, but also other airlines. The three strategic routes we are looking at are Aer Lingus routes. Ryanair should not be forgotten here. It does phenomenal flights in and out of Shannon and they are huge.