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Mary Considine takes the helm at a time when the group faces tough challenges

Mary Considine has become the first chief executive that Shannon Group has recruited from within its own ranks since the State founded the company in (...)

Shannon Group’s board confirmed on Friday that it has formally appointed Mary Considine as chief executive for a seven-year term.

Mary Considine is taking over as chief executive of the State-owned company responsible for Shannon Airport, Bunratty Castle and other businesses. Ms(...)

Rose Hynes’s five-year contract has been extended. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Shannon Group chairwoman Rose Hynes will remain in the post for a year after the Government extended her contract. Ms Hynes was due to step down on W(...)

Shannon Group, which also controls Shannon Commercial Properties and Shannon Heritage, said profit before tax before exceptional items rose more than 125 per cent to €21.5 million.

Shannon Airport’s parent company more than doubled its pre-tax profit last year on the back of increasing passenger numbers and a better performance a(...)

The number of people travelling through Shannon Airport grew to 1.86 million last year, a 6.5 per cent increase on 2017. Photograph: Frank Miller

Shannon Group chief executive Matthew Thomas is leaving the State airport and property company in June to take the same post at the Ports of Jersey in(...)

Positive year: Shannon Group chief executive Matthew Thomas and chairman Rose Hynes

Shannon Group, the semi-State company which operates Shannon Airport and other businesses, recorded “ significant growth” last year. The group said S(...)

Shannon Airport. The airport will have to fork out €10m for a baggage-screening upgrade that will give it no competitive advantage. Photograph: Arthur Ellis/Press22

It’s rare to see the chief executive of a State-owned company take on his ministerial masters. On Monday, Shannon Airport boss Matthew Thomas complain(...)

Shannon Airport: it will have to spend €10m on a baggage screening upgrade in line with EU rules

The chief executive of State-owned Shannon Airport has criticised the Government’s policy of not supporting it for infrastructure projects, calling it(...)

Shannon group chief executive, Matthew Thomas  (L) and Mark O’Connell of W2 Consulting discussing the new report

The Shannon Group is supporting 46,000 jobs and generating an economic impact of €3.6 billion annually, with this likely to expand considerably in the(...)

Norwegian’s new daily service from Shannon will bring the airport’s transatlantic capacity to 565,000 seats. Photograph: Reuters

Budget airline Norwegian Air is expanding its Shannon to New York flights to a daily service from October this year. The airline, which began flying(...)

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