Brosnan linked to steering group

first_imgPrint SPECULATION is rife that Denis Brosnan is to chair the soon- to- be announced steering group that will determine the future of Shannon Airport and Shannon Development. It has been claimed that the business tycoon met with potential members of the new committee at a Shannon hotel, suggesting that he will have an involvement in determining the new organisational structure of the airport and the agency. Mr Brosnan is founder of the Kerry Group and chair of the Mid West Task Force, the Limerick Local Government Committee, Horse Racing Ireland and former chair of Kerry Airport.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Five civil servants will be on the steering body, which will include an aviation subgroup and a future growth subgroup.According to one insider, while the airport’s €100 million debt has been parked, the steering committee will have to find investment of at least €30 million euro to upgrade facilities, with the main runway needing particular attention.Shannon Development’s indigenous enterprise and foreign direct investment functions are to be transferred to Enterprise Ireland and the IDA, but the exact structure and effect on employment at the agency will be determined by the steering group.A spokesperson for the agency said it expects to wait a number of weeks for further instruction from government. Cllr Sean McLoughlin told the Limerick Post that reaction had been very positive at the separation of the airport from the DAA, but further details were anxiously awaited.“I met with Leo Varadkar and he guaranteed me that the new structure will have taken over by the end of the year.“In the meantime the Shannon Airport Authority remains in place”.He added that a positive for Shannon, and which he believes has been overlooked, is that a new lower tax incentive for aviation industry will be introduced for the region.“It will no doubt attract international companies and create jobs”.The councillor also believes that the removal of the responsibility of Shannon Development to attract investment will be a positive.“When Mary Harney was Minister for Enterprise she removed the budget to attract investment from Shannon Development and now that it will be in the hands of Enterprise Ireland and the IDA, it will surely be a good thing.“Shannon Development will be landlords and will generate funding to back up the airport”. Previous articleMasterChef calls on Limerick’s bestNext articleOffload 15-acre landbanks – Leddin admin Linkedin Advertisement WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook NewsLocal NewsBrosnan linked to steering groupBy admin – May 17, 2012 480 Emaillast_img read more

PREMIUMCorona by the beach: Extra days off, cheaper tickets have Indonesians thinking vacation

first_imgForgot Password ? Google tourism tourism-industry Holiday incentives coronavirus outbreak COVID-19 economic-slowdown slowdown Linkedin When the coronavirus outbreak began affecting the global economy, including the tourist industry in Indonesia, the government made the decision to provide incentives for businesses and extra days off for potential travelers.The measures might just bring results, with many across the country mulling over plans to go on vacation domestically.Faisal Ardi, a credit analyst at a regional lender, said he was considering a visit to Bali or Lombok after learning that airlines began cutting their fares for domestic routes on Sunday. A day later on Monday, the government increased the number of national holidays this year to 24 days from the previous 20 days.”It’d be too bad if I didn’t use this moment to explore the country’s beauty,” the 26-year-old Jakartan said, adding that he hoped discounted airfares would be followed up with hotel promos.Ano… Log in with your social account Topics : LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Facebooklast_img read more

Mata and Luiz important to Mourinho

first_img Press Association Chelsea rejected the suggestion Mata or Luiz could be used in the bargaining for Rooney and pointed accusingly at United for suggesting the part exchange, which may have unsettled the duo. Mourinho insisted it was a cash-only offer and that the futures of Spain playmaker Mata and Brazil defender Luiz are in the blue of Chelsea. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has felt no need to reassure Juan Mata and David Luiz that they are part of his long-term plans after the pair were mentioned as possible makeweights in the bid to take Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to Stamford Bridge.center_img The duo are absent from the tour of Asia to take a break following the Confederations Cup before joining up with Mourinho’s Chelsea for the first time at the end of this month, ahead of the tour to the United States. “I am not going to contact them based on news that is not true and that they know that it is not true, because I told them they are very important for me,” Mourinho said. “How can I change that two days later because of a news (report)? So, no contact with them. “I spoke with them during the summer, in my period of holiday and their period in the Confederations Cup. “When they finished the Confederations Cup I just wished them luck and told them that I will see them on the 28th (July 28).” Mourinho insists he is a man of principle and loyalty is key among them. “Loyalty, for me, is fundamental, not just in football but also in life,” he added. “What I try to create in the team is that kind of principle in between them. “They must have the capacity to be critical with each other and when you are critical with a colleague you must have a big sense of loyalty so you can accept the criticisms from the other guy.” last_img read more

Football clubs disengage with Facebook

first_img Related Articles Facebook’s decision to discontinue paying football clubs for live streams has inevitably led to a backlash of clubs becoming disinterested in the social media site.A plethora of teams that previously enjoyed heavy involvement in Facebook, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United, are now seemingly contemplating investments in alternative outlets such as Instagram and YouTube.The decision to cease paying clubs to produce live content was a result of considerable low engagement from supporters on the site. Last season, a live streamed Barcelona press conference managed to pull in just over 500,000 views, a minuscule amount compared to the 100 million or so Facebook fans of the club.The proven profitability of mid roll advertisements has led to Facebook shifting its priority away from live streams and more towards the purchasing of long form content, an area in which Facebook have expressed a specific interest is with regards to documentaries about fan culture.Although in the short term the attempts of Facebook to profit from this genre of video will serve to wane the site’s relationship with football clubs, in the long term, the possibility of an exodus of club’s interest from Facebook may prove premature.Monetary gain may not be decisive factor in luring the world’s biggest clubs back onto the site, even if this means they’re forced to adjust the content they provide.Speaking to SBC, Sebastian Jansson, Paid Social Media Manager of LeoVegas said: “I am not entirely sure that the Football clubs will move away from Facebook, as their real currency in this situation are all the fans out there.“Those fans will stay on Facebook until another platform emerges that will take their attention, and when that happens all the football clubs will probably start shifting their distribution accordingly.“One of the main reasons why football is such a huge sport, is because of the massive fan-base that it has amassed all over the world. Currently Facebook is the platform that has the vastest global usage, thus, being one of few places where they can reach and interact with their fans.“Due to that, I am certain that we will see a continuous relationship between football clubs and Facebook, and that will only change when the fans no longer use the platform.”Furthermore, bookmakers may be incentivised in the same way that football clubs are to adapt the content that is provided in order to retain engagement with Facebook.Jansson added: “It is still the social media platform where most people are active. Therefore, it will be of substantial importance as it is where a bookmaker at scale can reach the right audience, the quest is for the bookmakers to have material that is worthy of audience’s attention.“Everyone is getting better and better with their creatives and how they engage with people, so bookmakers need to follow suit and develop as well.“Any bookmakers’ aim is to have that Facebook page/group where people come to discuss football – if they manage to pull that, then probably they will do better than others. Exactly how that will be done is hard to say, but in my eyes it comes down to how good they can engage with fans through their content and accompanying creatives.” Submit Footstock signs Chris Kamara as new brand ambassador August 18, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020last_img read more