Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade Pat Breen has today (Monday) paid tribute to the former Aer Lingus Manager at Shannon, Tom McInerney RIP, on his passing.
“Tom McInerney RIP spent all of his working life at Shannon Airport where he served as Manager of Aer Lingus Shannon’s Operations. Indeed he never lost that love for the Airport and whenever I had occasion to meet with him after his retirement, he was always promoting and flying the Shannon Airport flag.
He was one of the Airports best known figures, a popular man not just among Aer Lingus Staff but also in the wider Airport community.
He worked tirelessly to encourage and promote Aer Lingus Services into Shannon because he believed strongly that the Airport was the engine for growth in the Region.
As President of Limerick Chamber of Commerce, he continued the work of promoting Shannon Airport, highlighting the critical role that access into Shannon Airport plays in encouraging business and tourism investment into the Region.
Tom will be sadly missed by all those who knew him but his loss will be felt greatest by his wife Helen, his sons Gerard and Brian, daughters Siobhan, and Ailish, his grandchildren, brother John, sister Marie, relatives and friends, to whom I express my sincere condolences.
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