Ryanair to reopen its base at Shannon Airport

first_imgPrint WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live REPRO FREEShannon Airport gets early Christmas present from RyanairRyanair to reopen its Shannon base and operate 14 routes from Shannon for summer ‘21Tuesday 22nd December 2020: Shannon Group has today welcomed the announcement by Ryanair that it will re-open its Shannon base with one based aircraft and recommence 14 routes from April ’21.Welcoming the announcement Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group which operates Shannon Airport said: “We are delighted with today’s announcement by Ryanair which shows their continued commitment to Shannon. The confirmation of one Ryanair based aircraft and 14 routes recommencing at Shannon Airport in April 2021 is an early Christmas present and is a very positive end to what has been an extremely tough year for the airport and aviation.“Ryanair is a valued airline partner. They have operated at Shannon since 1987 and have had a base at Shannon since 2004, providing vital routes for the region and stimulating direct and indirect employment which is important for Shannon.“As we rebuild from the devastation of the pandemic this is great news for the regions tourism and business communities who rely on these services for their livelihoods. With the planned roll-out of the vaccines expected in early 2021, people can now begin to once again plan to visit friends and relatives , travel for business and take that well deserved overseas holiday after what has been a very tough year for so many.”PIctured L-R Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group and Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair DAC.Pic Arthur Ellis.RYANAIR announced today (22nd) that it is to reopen its base in Shannon Airport in April.Shannon Airport has worked closely with Ryanair in delivering incentives to rebuild traffic ahead of the Summer 21 season, in anticipation of a recovery in demand following the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine across Europe.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up With the restoration of its base at Shannon the Ryanair schedule for Summer 2021 will deliver:1 based aircraft14 routes32 weekly flightsConnections to holiday destinations such as Faro, Lanzarote, Malaga or Mallorca; business routes to Manchester and London; and leisure and visiting-friends-and-relatives routes to Kaunas, Warsaw or Wroclaw among others.Over 330 direct and indirect jobsTo celebrate, Ryanair has launched a seat sale with fares available from just €19.99, for travel until the end of May 2021, which must be booked by midnight Thursday (24 Dec) only on the Ryanair.com website. With 14 routes to choose from, Irish consumers can look forward to planning a much-deserved getaway as well as welcoming a recovery of the region’s economy by Summer 2021.Eddie Wilson, CEO of Ryanair DAC, said: “We’re delighted to restore our Shannon Airport base with one aircraft and 14 routes from April 2021. This is great news for the Mid-West in supporting employment particularly within the region’s tourism sector, which will benefit from pent-up demand now that vaccines will be widely available next year.Ryanair has a long standing relationship with Shannon, flying our first passengers from Shannon Airport in 1987. The airport has worked tirelessly with Ryanair over the last number of months to secure capacity ahead of next summer and we’re delighted that this re-opening of the Ryanair base will restore Shannon’s connectivity and support the economic recovery of the Mid-West next year.Ryanair now calls on Transport Minister Mr. Eamon Ryan to urgently introduce incentives on airport charges to support passenger recovery at Dublin and Cork for Summer 21. There will be significantly reduced capacity in Europe next Summer and unless the Irish Govt secures that connectivity now, unfortunately it will go elsewhere in Europe where Governments, regions and airports are actively engaged in securing  this vital infrastructure, along with the much need employment that it will generate. Without recovery incentives, passenger capacity at Dublin will fall and Cork as a Ryanair base may not reopen for Summer 21.To celebrate the re-opening of our Shannon base, we have launched a seat sale with flights from just €19.99 for travel until the end of May 2021. This offer is available until midnight Thursday (24 Dec). Since these amazing low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group which operates Shannon Airport said:“We are delighted with today’s announcement by Ryanair which shows their continued commitment to Shannon. The confirmation of one Ryanair based aircraft and 14 routes recommencing at Shannon Airport in April 2021 is an early Christmas present and is a very positive end to what has been an extremely tough year for the airport and aviation.“As we rebuild from the devastation of the pandemic this is great news for the regions tourism and business communities who rely on these services for their livelihoods, and the general public who have experienced a very difficult year. With the planned roll-out of the vaccines expected in early 2021, people can now begin to plan for a longed-for overseas holiday.” Advertisement TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerickcenter_img Email WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BusinessLimerickNewsRyanair to reopen its base at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – December 22, 2020 830 Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleUniversity Hospital Limerick Christmas Gift appeal for children in Direct ProvisionNext articleCelebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more

After sharp bounce, market may take a ‘breather’ on lingering election uncertainty, virus outbreak

first_imgThere are a few economic reports in the week ahead, including consumer price index inflation data Thursday and the producer price index Friday. The earnings season is beginning to slow down, but there are still dozens of reports, including from McDonald’s on Monday and Walt Disney, Applied Materials and Cisco on Thursday.“I think next week is just setting up to be a breather. There’s still a lot to figure out here,” said Grohowski. “The equity market’s reaction has been I think understandable and probably better than many might have expected.”Grohowski said there may be uncertainty for awhile. “What I’m thinking about is the Senate races. Part of the market reaction has been relying on this divided government.” After the votes are all in or recounted, “a sweep is unlikely but possible.”“I think the longer this stays uncertain and messy, the more the post-election bounce comes into question,” he said.Different than 2000It would not be unusual for the stock market to sell off before rallying into year end, according to Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA. Stovall does not expect the type of turbulence there was in 2000, when former Vice President Al Gore lost to George W. Bush in a tight race that ultimately went to the Supreme Court.“In 2000, they were not expecting hanging chads. But they do expect a contested election this time. I think in many ways the market anticipated this,” said Stovall.But the market, after its election week surge, could pull back. “Historically, the market goes down in the month of November, after a Democratic victory,” said Stovall. Since World War II, Democrats won the White House nine times, and the market fell an average of 0.5% in November in those years, compared to the average gain for all Novembers of 1.4%, he said.After those Democratic victories, stocks then rose 1.9% in December on average, more than the normal 1.5% gain for all Decembers.Strategists said they currently do not expect the kind of lockdowns that states ordered when the pandemic started to spread in March. But there could still be some impact that could be negative for stocks.Grohowski said he sees some signs of optimism for the market. Strong data, like third quarter GDP, October’s drop in unemployment to 6.9%, and the better-than-expected earnings are all positives for the market. Another is that investors are so skeptical.“What does still exist is a great deal of dry powder. There’s $4.3 trillion in money markets alone,” he said. “I can tell you, being in touch with investors of all shapes and sizes this week, there’s still a lot of skepticism. From a contrarian view, high cash and a lot of skepticism is a contrarian indicator.”Week ahead calendarMonday Earnings: McDonald’s, SoftBank, Beyond Meat, Simon Property Group, Ambac Financial, Tilray, ZoomInfo, Occidental Petroleum, Myriad Genetics, Taubman Centers, International Flavors and Fragrances, Norwegian Cruise, Canopy Growth, Aurora Cannabis, Party City 1:30 p.m. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester2:00 p.m. Senior loan officer survey Tuesday Earnings: Lyft, Advance Auto Parts, Adidas, D.R. Horton, Rockwell Automation, CyberArk Software, Hain Celestial, Rackspace, Ashland, Rocket Cos 6:00 a.m. NFIB small business survey10:00 a.m. JOLTS10:00 a.m. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren WednesdayVeterans DayBond market closed, stocks market open regular trading hours Earnings: Air Products, DouYu, Lemonade, Reynolds Consumer, Vroom, Fossil Thursday Earnings: Walt Disney, Palantir Technologies, Applied Materials, Beazer Homes, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Burberry, Brookfield Asset Management, Unity Software8:30 a.m. Jobless claims8:30 a.m. CPI1:00 p.m. Chicago Fed President Charles Evans2:00 p.m. Federal budget2:00 p.m. New York Fed President John Williams Friday Earnings: Manchester United, Draftkings, Vipshop 7:00 a.m. New York Fed’s Williams8:30 a.m. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard8:30 a.m. PPI10:00 a.m. Consumer sentiment – Advertisement – The S&P 500 was up more than 7% in the past week, and the Nasdaq rose nearly 9%. Technology, communications services, health care and discretionary stocks led the rally, after it appeared Democrat Joe Biden could be the next president but with a split Congress.The election was still unresolved heading into the weekend, but even if Biden is declared winner, close votes and lawsuits are likely to result in recounts. The Senate appeared to be in Republican hands, but the margin of control is likely to be tight, and runoff elections are required for two Senate seats in Georgia in early January.“I think the uncertainty is going to catch up the market on a short-term basis,” said Leo Grohowski, BNY Mellon’s Wealth Management chief investment officer. “Perhaps next week could be a drifting lower kind of week.”- Advertisement – Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images At the same time, there has been a surge in daily new coronavirus cases to more than 122,000. Economists are concerned that the economic recovery could suffer as some states could restrict activities and consumers may pull back heading into the important holiday season.The Fed, in its post-meeting statement Thursday, repeated that the course of the virus could help determine the path of the economy.- Advertisement – Ahead of the election, the market had been betting on a “blue wave,” where Biden would take the White House and Democrats would get control of the Senate, giving them total control of Congress. But when it appeared the Senate would stay in Republican hands, stocks surged on the idea of gridlock, which would keep Biden from implementing tax increases and lots of new regulations. After an initially exuberant election reaction, stocks may trade more cautiously in the week ahead, as investors watch election developments unfold and track the course of the coronavirus. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Practice remains normal for men’s basketball team

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoIt’s been a long time coming, but the men’s basketball team is finally amid an eight-day break.It is their longest such lay-off since getting 13 days to rest between Dec. 15 and Dec. 28.Given more days between games to work with, UW head coach Bo Ryan is sticking to his normal practice schemes.”We always go over situations whether it’s a longer time period [or not],” Ryan said. “I mean we will go over [being] down two, up two, side-out, end-line out, full-court out. We do situations we might get in some more of during this time.”The things we want to be good at are the same things that you want to be good at in October as well as in February and March because the game won’t change during that time period,” Ryan added. “So we’ve always done that whether we’ve had a long break or not.”Along with the normal fundamentals, coach Ryan likes to hone in on simulated game-situations and study the film of the opposition as much as possible, still keeping in mind that when the game comes the opposition can mix up their game plan.”[Simulated drills are] something we’ve done in the past to reinforce what we do when we don’t have any timeouts [or] we have two timeouts because when you’re playing a game against a team that has shown one tendency, always make sure you mix in something else in case they change,” Ryan said.While practice may make perfect, coach Ryan and his players would rather be playing, especially since they are in the midst of a three-game winning streak.”Well, you always like to play. You always like to compete,” Ryan said. “It’s better.”The Badgers have been off since beating Ohio State last Wednesday at the Kohl Center. The win helped propel the Badgers into a three-way tie for second place in the Big Ten, only a half game behind Iowa with four games remaining.With the break, there may be concerns as to whether these Badgers can continue the run that they’re on and play at the level they were competing at before this eight-day stretch. Ryan felt that to these concerns, there was no answer.”There’s been teams that have played well after a break and teams that couldn’t get their timing after a break, so I don’t think there’s one answer.”Even during the struggles of just a few weeks ago when they were playing regularly, losing three in a row and five of six, the Badgers continued to put each preceding game behind them and prepared for the next one.And while Ryan said that the media has been in a hubbub over the academic ineligibilities that have plagued the Badgers to start 2006 and the recent success that Ryan has had in overcoming these setbacks, he believes that his players are students of the game and they are the ones that make teachers better.”You’re always trying to get better at what you do,” Ryan said. “You just hope that you have players that are grasping your concepts and that their basketball IQ is improving. It’s still about what the players are doing. I know a lot of coaches that could X and O you to death, but still, what difference does that make if your players aren’t picking up on what it is that you’re … that’s important to the game. They have to execute it and get it done between the lines.Added Ryan: “In basketball, again, it’s about the players — what are they picking up, what are they willing to do when they get on the court, how hard are they willing to play [and] how smart are they willing to play.”last_img read more