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Stories about Shannon Commercial Properties and the commercial property industry in Ireland
Here are all the latest news stories and some of our older ones, archived for your convenience.

RTE, nationwide segment inside the Shannon Free Zone

RTE Nationwide to broadcast special programme to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Shannon Free Zone, Co. Clare

Nationwide on RTÉ One television will this Friday, 31st May, broadcast a special programme to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Shannon Free Zone in Co. Clare. The largest multi-sectoral business park outside of Dublin, Shannon Free Zone is managed by Shannon Group’s property company, Shannon Commercial Properties. The Zone was founded in 1959 and was the brainchild of Dr Brendan O’Regan. In an effort to entice foreign direct investment to the region, and provide much-needed jobs, Dr...
REPRO FREE L-R Mme Xia Lining, Ambassaador HE Xiangdong, Mary Considine,Deputy CEO, Finance and Corporate Services Shannon Group and Andrew Murphy, Managing Director Shannon Airport.Pic Arthur Ellis.

New Chinese Ambassador designate visits Shannon Airport for meeting with Shannon Group

Ambassador embarks on first tour outside of Dublin Shannon Group, Deputy CEO, Mary Considine and Shannon Airport Managing Director, Andrew Murphy, had a “very positive” meeting on Friday 24th May with the Chinese Ambassador designate to Ireland H.E. Mr. He Xiangdong, on what was his first visit to Shannon Airport and his first tour outside Dublin since his arrival in Ireland on 3rd May 2019. Commenting on the meeting Ms. Considine said: “Shannon Group was delighted to welcome the Ambassador...
Shannon International Airport, Shannon Duty Free

Facts about Shannon Airport, a Shannon Group company

Shannon Airport, Europe’s most westerly airport is 80 years old this year and is an integral part of the economy and wider community of the Shannon region. From humble beginnings with three simple grass runways in 1930’s Ireland, the County Clare based airport has grown to become one of Europe’s most unique transatlantic airports, a leader in airline innovation, and a key driver of business in Ireland’s Mid-West. Many ‘world’ first’ concepts started at Shannon. Did you know?  Every...
From runway to golf green – literally – at Shannon Airport Monday 6th May 2019: The Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open maybe two months off but golf enthusiasts were getting in some early practice at an unlikely venue over the bank holiday weekend as Shannon Airport rolled out the green carpet to whet the appetite for this exciting golf event. The gateway airport that will welcome golfers and fans from across the globe for the event at the stunning Lahinch course from July 3rd to 7th had hundreds of wannabe golf pros chancing their arm at the temporary green in the airport arrivals hall. For the many transatlantic passengers landing in Shannon to play Lahinch or the many other links courses along the Wild Atlantic Way, it was an unexpected early start to their golfing holiday. Pictured is Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy with 7 year old Darcy Sheridan from London.Pic Arthur Ellis.

From runway to golf green – literally – at Shannon Airport

The Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open may be two months off but golf enthusiasts were getting in some early practice at an unlikely venue over the bank holiday weekend as Shannon Airport rolled out the green carpet to whet the appetite for the Lahinch event.  The gateway airport that will welcome golfers and fans from across the globe for the tournament at the stunning Lahinch course from July 3rd to 7th had hundreds of wannabe golf pros chancing their arm...
Shannon Group shows increase in revenue in 2018 annual report

Shannon Group delivers strong performance with fourth successive year of growth 

The Group’s 2018 financial results shows 37% growth in EBITDA 2018 was Shannon Airport’s best year this decade with passenger growth of 6.5% bringing total passenger numbers to over 1.86 millionShannon Heritage, the largest commercial  operator of day and night-time visitor attractions in Ireland, recorded a 4.3% increase in visitor numbers to a record high of almost 925,000Shannon Commercial Properties completed its €40 million first-phase investment programme at Shannon Free Zone, more...
inside reception and lobby of Engine Lease Finance aviation company

Engine Lease Finance Corporation (ELFC) celebrates 30 years milestone with newly refurbished €4m state-of-the-art facilities at Shannon

Investment by Shannon Group will facilitate further growth in the decades ahead The world’s largest independent aircraft engine leasing company, Engine Lease Finance Corporation (“ELFC”), is celebrating its 30th year of business in Shannon with a complete upgrade of its offices and a commitment to grow its Irish base. Headquartered at Shannon Free Zone since its founding in 1989, ELFC, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance (“MUL”), is moving back into its state-of-the-art...

Students urged to break down gender barriers on International Women’s Day

SES and Shannon Group  host thought-provoking panel discussion on diversity, with acclaimed Irish scientist Dr Niamh ShawTransition year students from St Caimin’s Community School and St Patrick’s Comprehensive in Shannon were told to dream big and reach for the stars, literally. In a thought provoking panel discussion on diversity, sponsored by Shannon Engine Support (SES) and Shannon Group, held to mark International Women’s Day, acclaimed scientist and aspiring astronaut Dr. Niamh...

Shannon Group raise much needed funds for local charity from 2018 fund-raising programme

Irish Cancer Society & Limerick Suicide Watch selected as Shannon Group ‘19 staff charities Tuesday 5th March 2019: Shannon Group staff have come up trumps once again for local charities by presenting a cheque for a total of €47,400 from their fundraising endeavours last year to two organisations that support children in a special way in the region. The mid-west headquartered Share a Dream Foundation, which has helped make dreams come true for thousands of Irish children, and Clare Crusaders,...

Heroic young people celebrated at Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards

Shannon Group Chairman Rose hails inspirational and courageous teenagers County Clare’s bravest and most outstanding young, unsung heroes have been honoured at the fourth annual Shannon Airport sponsored Clare Garda Divisional Youth Awards in Ennis. The roll of honour included two Special Achievement, two Individual, one Community Safety and two Youth Group awards, which went to teenagers from across County Clare who have shown outstanding leadership, resilience and community spirit. The...

Shannon Group commend Ei Electronics on outstanding record of 55 years manufacturing in Shannon

Ei Electronic’s major contribution to the region acknowledged Monday 18th February 2019: Shannon Group - through its subsidiary Shannon Commercial Properties – has acknowledged the remarkable contribution to the Mid-West economy of Shannon Free Zone’s largest employer, Ei Electronics with a presentation to mark two special anniversaries. Employing over 700 people today at Shannon Free Zone, the company over recent months has celebrated not alone 55 years of operations here but 30 years...