Mayor Of Clare Calls For Halt To Air Traffic Controllers Strike

Released on: February 15, 2008, 5:01 am

Press Release Author: Mark Dunphy/Dunphy PR

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary: Shannon, Clare, 15th February 2008 - The Mayor of Clare today
called for an end to unofficial strike action by air traffic controllers at Shannon
Airport, which she said was having a detrimental effect on business in the Shannon

Press Release Body: Councillor Patricia McCarthy said that delays to some cargo
operations at Shannon Airport, as result of the dispute, had caused significant
difficulties for multinational companies in the Shannon Free Zone and wider region.

She said, "Representatives of the local business sector have informed me that the
unofficial strike action has led to serious delays in vital cargo shipments from
abroad reaching them. This is a wholly unacceptable situation considering that
Shannon is still recovering from the loss of the strategically important
Shannon-Heathrow service."

"I now call on air traffic controllers to end their unofficial action and allow for
the utilisation of Industrial Relations procedures to resolve the issues in
dispute\", added Mayor McCarthy.


Notes to Editor:
Mayor of Clare Cllr. Patricia McCarthy (087-4187132) is available for interview and
further comment.
For further information please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on
086-8534900 or

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Contact Details:
Mark Dunphy
Dunphy Public Relations
00353-868534900 (mobile)
00353-656839692 (fax)

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