Chambers unite in support of Shannon Airport

first_imgCHAMBERS representing businesses that directly support over 100,000 jobs across the Mid-Wet and West have united in one voice in a submission to government today for supports to help Shannon Airport navigate the current crisis and establish a new model for aviation in Ireland.The submission from Ennis, Galway, Limerick and Shannon chambers, which collectively represents 1,358 businesses across the Shannon Airport catchment, the proposals have been forwarded today to Transport Minister Eamon Ryan ahead of a meeting sought by the group with him last week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The chambers, in their joint submission, state that the ability of firms located in Ireland to do business internationally, and the attractiveness of Ireland for foreign firms, labour, and tourists depends on aviation.  “As such, the business community in the Mid-West and West of Ireland is deeply concerned following recent decisions by Delta and United Airlines not to resume flights from Shannon Airport in 2021.“These concerns have been further exacerbated by recent reports regarding the potential transfer of Aer Lingus aircraft serving routes to the US and UK away from Shannon Airport to alternative UK regional airports,” the submission states.The chambers say that Ireland’s travel restrictions are among the most restrictive in Europe and the longer these restrictions are in place, the greater the risk they pose to our competitiveness and future economic recovery.“While the business communities of the Mid-West and West appreciate that public health advice must take priority, we cannot ignore the fact that government-imposed travel restrictions are forcing airlines to make decisions that will have severe repercussions for regional economies. It is now time for the government to intervene and provide a support package for stricken airlines in order to ensure our connectivity into the future.”The chambers call on government to adopt a strategic approach to support for airlines that are struggling to cope with the impact of COVID-19 and to follow the footsteps of Austria and France by ensuring that any support package has strong environmental conditions attached.They also urge Minister Ryan to take the opportunity to advance the main objective of Project Ireland 2040 through the attachment of binding conditions for strategic route development into regional airports that will assist in addressing the regional economic imbalances.They outline seven asks that cover both the current crisis and the need to adopt new aviation policy measures that will enable growth at airports in the regions, in line with the objectives of Project Ireland 2040.The specific asks are:As soon as public health advice allows, implement fully the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery TaskforceProvide support packages for airlines who will maintain and develop routes from Irish regional airports. Any such supports should have conditionalities attached regardingNew route development into strategic markets to strengthen regional airport connectivityTargets on carbon emission reductionsIn support of Regional Spatial Economic Strategy, undertake an assessment of economic activity around regional airports to identify the strategic routes that present the highest economic value for the corresponding regional economiesAlign the Regional Airports Programme with EU criteria so that both Shannon and Cork airports can access capital supportsAlign National Aviation Policy with Project Ireland 2040 and strengthen the role of airports as key strategic assets for balanced regional development. The business communities call for the establishment of an independent body with statutory oversight for balanced air traffic development across the Irish airport network.Specifically relating to operations at Shannon Airport, the chamber further requests the government to:Urgently appoint Chair to lead Shannon GroupIn addition to direct Government funding, allow cross subsidisation to use profits from other divisions within the group in support of strategic route and cargo operations development to ensure the long term-viability of Shannon Airport.“The critical importance of Transatlantic and European routes with Aer Lingus into Shannon airport cannot be overstated,” the submission states. “This connectivity to other markets is vital for FDI and indigenous businesses operating across Industry and Tourism in the Mid-West and West.“As we continue to navigate through the economic crisis caused by COVID-19, we urge the Minister to ensure that these links to vital markets are protected and new routes developed in support of economic recovery.” Previous articleWATCH: Bermingham “thrilled with result, not so much the performance”Next article#ThrowbackThursday: This week’s look back at our Out & About photos Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement Email Twittercenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live LimerickNewsChambers unite in support of Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – September 10, 2020 188 TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Cape May County Announces Coronavirus Testing Clinics

first_imgFreeholder Jeff Pierson announced Monday that the Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network (CCHN) are partnering to open drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinics.The first drive-thru will be held on Thursday, July 30, by appointment only at the Cape May County Fire Academy, 171 Crest Haven Rd, Cape May Court House, starting at 8 a.m. Other testing dates will be scheduled based on community need.Persons requesting COVID-19 testing will need an appointment with a CCHN providerPersons requesting a COVID-19 test will be screened by the CCHN providerPersons requesting COVID-19 tests can be tested whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or COVID-19 exposure and no symptoms. Many people have had some type of exposure and although they have no symptoms, wish to be tested and that is acceptable. Appointments for screenings can be requested by visiting and clicking the Request an Appointment tab or calling 609-465-0258. To help save time, using the website is recommended.Once your appointment request is received, you will receive a call back from a CompleteCare representative to help you schedule your visit. If testing is required, your prescription will be sent to the Health Department who will then call you to schedule your drive-thru testing time.The full process for scheduling an appointment for COVID-19 drive-thru testing and more information about the virus can be found at accepts Medicaid, Medicare as well as private insurance plans and those without insurance. The test will be free of charge and no co-pay will be required for the screening. Your insurance company will be billed for the test and screening. For those who do not have insurance, the cost will be covered by the federal government. Translation services are available for those in need.Cape May County Department of Health and CompleteCare Health Network will work to ensure people are informed of their results in a timely manner. This is a nasal saline test and results are usually available within 3-4 days, however recently some delays have been experienced due to a surge in testing. COVID-19 testing in Ocean City will be done at the Community Center’s parking lot.last_img read more

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