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Siobhan, voice of Dublin Airport, is new Chamber of Commerce president

ONE of the country's busiest executives has been elected president of Fingal Dublin Chamber of Commerce.

Dublin Airport Authority's (DAA) external communications manager Siobhan Moore celebrates her inauguration tonight at Santry's Crowne Plaza Northwood.

With the volcanic ash crisis last year sandwiched in between two big freezes -- not to mention the opening of Terminal 2 -- she has had a jam-packed schedule. But Ms Moore will have no problem making time for her new position, she says.

"It's a big privilege. The Dublin Airport Authority has been involved in the chamber since its inception in 1994 and it's the voice of the business community in the Fingal area, which covers a huge area in north Dublin," she told the Herald.

She praised the companies involved in the organisation.

"At a time when the economy is struggling with the recession, it's even more important that people make contacts through networking and the chamber is hugely involved in that.

"It's an opportunity to inform and influence people and tell them about your business which is great from a Dublin Airport perspective as well because there's so much going on at the airport."

Asked about the demands it would make on her, she said she would "make time".

"I also train a lot and I'm doing triathlons. That's where I get the energy. I do a lot of training so that keeps me focused and alert as well. You make it work," the communications expert added.

"I signed up for a few (triathlons). I did my first one last year in Meath and I've signed up for the Velvet Strand (Sprint Triathlon) and I'm looking at a few others," she said. The competition will take place on May 15 next in Portmarnock, North Co Dublin.