Friday 22 September 2017

Details of new airport authority still sketchy

Donal O'Donovan

Donal O'Donovan

THE new Shannon authority doesn't even have a name yet, so details on how it will all work in practice are still thin on the ground.

The Government has confirmed that Shannon Airport will be free from the Dublin- dominated Dublin Airport Authority, and that the change will happen alongside a "restructuring" of much of Shannon Development's mini empire of regional roles.

That's what we know. The betting is that the top brass at Shannon Development will take control of the new body -- probably reporting to a locally dominated board of directors who will ultimately be appointed and accountable to the Transport Minister -- who, as owner, still gets to call the important shots.

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