Amazon looking at establishing in Shannon?

Amazon looking at establishing in Shannon?

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Clare Fianna Fáil TD Cathal Crowe has welcomed reports that global retail giant Amazon is potentially looking to Shannon for an Irish expansion.

According to a report in today’s Irish Independent, Shannon Group has been in talks with online retail giant Amazon about the possibility of locating a significant distribution facility and other infrastructure at Shannon Airport in what would be a major coup for the region.

Deputy Crowe said: “This is hugely significant news for Shannon, for Clare and for Ireland, if these talks prove fruitful. Amazon is an extremely well-established company and has flourished during the Covid-19 pandemic, with record profits of $6.3 billion US dollars in the final quarter of last year. To have a company of this calibre looking at Shannon is massive and would be a huge endorsement of the potential of Shannon Airport and the Midwest region as a whole.

“This would be a lifeline for Shannon Airport at an extremely difficult time in its proud history. As Fianna Fáil’s aviation spokesperson I’ve been strongly pushing the case for a new cargo role at Shannon for some time now.

“In the days before Christmas, I had a lengthy chat with the Taoiseach during which we discussed future pathways for Shannon. I will do everything I possibly can, at the highest levels, to ensure that the full potential of Shannon is realised,” Deputy Crowe added.

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