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Embattled west must prepare for cuts

It may have proved a futile gesture, but the man who drove his truck at Leinster House gates yesterday morning - believed to be a Galway-based businessman who previously struck in Galway - demonstrates the sheer frustration and anger many people in Ireland are currently feeling. His anger comes the same week it was revealed former Anglo Irish Bank chairman Sean Fitzpatrick’s wife retains more than €1 million in her bank account.

High Court told Aer Arann has ‘reasonable prospect of survival’

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Aer Arann has a “reasonable prospect of survival” and could return to profitability by next year, the High Court was told at a hearing held yesterday (Wednesday) to determine the airline’s examinership status.

Galway flights safe for now while Aer Arann fights for survival

It will be business as usual, for the time being, at Galway Airport while embattled regional airline Aer Arann, which recently applied for voluntary examinership, attempts to implement a survival plan, according to airport management.

New era for Aer Arann as Schütz takes over

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Aer Arann entered an exciting new era last week when its new chief executive took over at the helm of the Galway-based carrier.

Galway Airport questions An Bord Snip recommendations

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Galway airport management have said they are hugely concerned by An Bord Snip recommendations that all support, amounting to €17million, to Ireland’s six regional airports and regional air services is cut by 2011.

IWAK chief calls for Government assessment of all regional airports

Chairman of Ireland West Airport Liam Scollan has hit out at proposals in the McCarthy Report which he says fails to put the spotlight on the considerable level of State largesse provided to the State’s own regional airports, Cork and Shannon, and focuses instead on the much less significant funding interventions made to the so-called “regional airports” (Waterford, Kerry, Galway, IWA Knock, Sligo and Donegal).

IWAK chief calls for Government assessment of all regional airports in light of McCarthy proposals

Chairman of Ireland West Airport Liam Scollan has hit out at proposals in the McCarthy Report which he says fails to put the spotlight on the considerable level of State largesse provided to the State’s own regional airports, Cork and Shannon, and focuses instead on the much less significant funding interventions made to the so-called “regional airports” (Waterford, Kerry, Galway, IWA Knock, Sligo and Donegal). Mr Scollan has also argued that the report supports the status quo which sees the State airports cushioned by taxpayer handouts and by imposed levy payments from competing independent airports, thereby ensuring that an inefficient, inequitable and ultimately taxpayer-supported aviation system will continue.

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