Print Email WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsPrivatising Shannon Airport would be ruinous-Mayor of ClareBy admin – November 21, 2011 510 Advertisement Linkedin Facebook A private operator take-over would be focused on profits and not the strategic interest of the region.PRIVATISING Shannon Airport would be ruinous, not just for the airport, but for the region, according to the Mayor of Clare.Mayor Pat Hayes said that under no circumstances should a private operator be allowed to step in.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar appointed international consultants Booz and Company to carry out a study on future options for Shannon and Cork airports.But Mayor Hayes said that a private operator take-over would be solely focused on profits and not the strategic interest of the region.“The reality is that a private operator would opt for a lower number of services if that’s what delivers higher profits – the bottom line is all that would matter.“My concern is that, based on his comments so far, the Minister is only focused on making the airport profitable”.Mayor Hayes said that the privatisation of Aer Lingus is an example of the damage that could be caused in this kind of take-over, as the move had resulted in the loss of the Shannon/Heathrow route.“That was a calculated move by the airline to develop a base in Belfast in the misguided belief it would be more successful than Shannon.“They abandoned Shannon in pursuit of greater profits and it caused huge damage to us here. “That’s what we would be exposed to under private ownership, whether through full privatisation or a concession/lease option”.The Mayor believes that the airport must remain in State ownership and that a solution to its current difficulties lies in marketing of the region by tourism industries.“The recent ‘New Directions’ report by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation showed that seven out of every 10 overseas holiday visitors to the West currently arrive via an east-coast airport or port.“That’s startling and shows to me that tourism agencies are marketing the east coast as the access point for the West and not Shannon, which from a tourism perspective is outlandish and from a Shannon Airport perspective even worse”. Previous articleCall to change car registration to reflect home countyNext articleHave your sporting say and win admin
Lee L. Lynn, of Rushville, was born on June 16, 1940 in Maryville, TN, a son to James and Betty Buford Lynn. Lee was a self employed sales rep. throughout his life. He founded Lynn Electric Co. in 1969 and continued on with it until the early 80’s. Lee was the first Delaware County Building Commissioner and he also started several other businesses throughout his life. He was a member of Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Lakeview, a Mason at the Metamora Masonic Lodge #156, and a Shriner. Lee loved to be around people, especially family and friends. On Sunday, October 20, 2019, at the age of 79, Lee passed away peacefully at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana.Those surviving who will cherish Lee’s memory include his son; Terry (fiancé Tracey Adams) of TN; one granddaughter, Nicole (Ryan) Wheeler of Peru, IN; three great-grandchildren, Cameron, Mason, and Sophie; two sisters, Margaret Maddok of St. Louis, MO and Jo Ann Goodman of Lakeland, FL; as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, and stepmother Mary Lea, Lee was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Lynn; two brothers, Joe and Winston Lynn; three sisters, Jean McElhaney, Juanita Bumbalough, and Ruth Goforth; as well as several nephews.Friends may visit with the family on Friday, October 25, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. and again from 10-11 a.m. Saturday morning at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 26, 2019. Burial will follow immediately in Metamora Cemetery.Memorial contributions can be directed to the Shriner’s Children or to the Metamora Masonic Lodge #156. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Lee Lynn.