New Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidence

first_imgEmail Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live SportNext articleLimbo – the space between Irish and contemporary dance Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsNew Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidenceBy Staff Reporter – September 15, 2016 1205 Advertisement New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon Chamber Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedlimerickMatthew ThomasShannon airportShannon Group WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon ChamberSTRIKING a balance between costs and overheads will be the first major task facing the new chief executive of the Shannon Group over the coming weeks.Rejecting criticism of the group’s cost base and high staffing levels, Matthew Thomas said he would be looking at all opportunities for growth and making sure that Shannon was in a position to unlock its full potential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Setting targets for where we are going to be in two or three years time is a bit of a mug’s game, if I am completely honest. We want to create a platform where the airlines have confidence in our market and then we will seek to grow again”, he said.“We are in a very competitive and volatile industry and I don’t have a crystal ball but we going to do everything we can to position the airport for growth and the region to bring more tourists here and to create jobs.”Referring to past promises of unlocking 1,000 jobs after Shannon’s separation from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Mr Thomas said: “Shannon Group has a really important role in the wider region. We can have ambitious plans to enhance connectivity, to develop our land holdings, to deliver great tourist attractions, but really what we are talking about here is growing jobs and bringing more tourist to the region and that is more than just a Shannon Group task.“There are a lot of people who have a big role in this, so whether it is the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland or the local authorities, we will be looking to have incredibly close working relationships with all the key stakeholders.Responding to news that Ryanair would be dropping 100,000 passengers from its Shannon routes, the new CEO said that while growth in passenger numbers over the next three years was essential, “all airports have ebbs and flows, but if you have delivered 30 per cent growth in the last two years, it is entirely normal and natural that you then have a period where you are consolidating the growth.Stating that Shannon has six connections with the US, which was unprecedented for an airport carrying two million passengers annually, Mr Thomas said; “we are able to take part in global aviation conversations that an airport of our size shouldn’t be able to take part in, but that is what makes this airport and region very unique.” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Be Prepared: Pike County Extension Office offers free estate planning program

first_img Wesley said the Pike County Extension Office is excited to offer this free estate planning program to the citizens of the Pike County area. Dinner will be provided courtesy of Troy Bank and Trust and First National Bank of Brundidge.“Because dinner will be served, pre-registration is required,” Wesley said. “We are asking those who plan to attend, to register by calling the Pike County Extension Office at 334-566-0985 by 4 p.m. on July 26.” Be Prepared: Pike County Extension Office offers free estate planning program By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson You Might Like Unity forum tonight Representatives from the Troy Police Department, Pike County Sheriff’s Office and Troy City Council will attend a community-wide forum tonight… read more Book Nook to reopen Email the author By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Friday, July 15, 2016center_img Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Wesley said a couple of other misconceptions are that estate planning is not important for younger parents or that their heirs will not be affected by tax liabilities due to their estate size.“For some, it’s as simple as the costs to prepare wills and other important documents or simply the discomfort of discussing end-of-life issues with family members,” he said.Dr. Robert Tufts, Auburn University professor and attorney, will facilitate the estate planning and end-of-life issues program. Wesley said information will be presented that will be beneficial in helping recognize the legal documents that are essential in estate planning.“Dr. Tufts will also present information regarding the importance of family communication about legal issues and how to select and work with an attorney,” Wesley said. “Participants in the program will learn how to prepare a plan to protect, distribute and transfer their assets.”Wesley said those who would have to answer no to the question, “Do you know what will happen to your estate when you are gone?” will benefit greatly from participation in the estate planning program on July 28 at Cattleman Park at 4100 U.S. Highway 231south of Troy. The Pike County Extension Office is offering a free program on estate planning and end-of-life issues on Thursday, July 28 at Cattleman Park. The program will be from 6 until 9 p.m. and dinner will be included.Heath Wesley, Pike County Extension coordinator, said a large number of Americans die without a will or an advance health directive.“Many people believe that their property will automatically pass on to their heirs without complications,” Wesley said. “Some people just never get around to making legal arrangements to protect their survivors.” Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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