#ShineYourLight: Ireland honours frontline workers

#ShineYourLight: Ireland honours frontline workers


Homes, businesses as well as community and voluntary groups joined together this evening for the #ShineYourLight tribute in honour of our Covid-19 frontline workers.

Shannon Airport’s runway lights were switched to full strength at 9.00pm tonight in support of the campaign.

At 3,199 metres (10,495 ft), Shannon’s runway is the longest in Ireland.

Commenting on the initiative, Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group which operates and manages Shannon Airport said: “As an essential service Shannon Airport remains open and our staff are proud to assist with the effort to ensure that much needed cargo, such as medical supplies, can be distributed throughout Ireland.

“Recently our runway lights have been guiding planes carrying vital cargo into Shannon Airport and we are delighted to turn them on again tonight at full intensity to show our support and solidarity.

By coming together for this initiative, we are sending our thoughts and well wishes to the people of Ireland.

By shining a light, we can not only remember all those who have suffered the loss of loved ones due to COVID-19, we can also bring hope for the future.  We will get through this, and by staying apart we can save lives.”

In Doolin, members of the Irish Coast Guard also took part in the nationwide gesture. Volunteers lined up their vehicles in the forecourt of their station.

Meanwhile, at Thomond Park in Limerick the iconic rugby stadium was also lit up.

Thomond Park tweeted: “As a nation, we are a Team. Tonight we stand together as that team in solidarity against Covid-19 to #ShineYourLight – For all the people who are sick, and for those who have lost their lives and their loved ones.”