Shannon opens new route to Frankfurt

first_img TAGSLufthansaShannon airport RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Email Print Advertisement Sad day for Limerick and Mid-West following Aer Lingus announcement – Mayor Michael Collins WhatsApp Twitter Shannon Airport “has been abandoned” center_img BusinessNewsShannon opens new route to FrankfurtBy Editor – May 1, 2017 1236 Facebook Previous articleSmallone, the quare oneNext articleWoman dies in Limerick house fire Editor One of the world’s most unusual aircraft arrives at Shannon Airport Shannon AirportShannon Airport was in celebratory mode at the weekend as one of the world’s best known airlines, Lufthansa, commenced flights for the first time from the airport with its new Frankfurt service.The service to the financial capital of continental Europe took to the skies on Saturday afternoon and will operate weekly until the end of October.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Frankfurt service will be a significant boost for tourism in the Shannon region, outbound business and tourism options, as well as offering one-stop connectivity to around 200 destinations worldwide.Welcoming the start of the service Andreas Köster, Senior Director Sales UK, Ireland and Iceland Lufthansa Group said: “Shannon, as the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, is the entry point for one of the most spectacular tourism regions in the world and there’s a strong demand in Germany for what’s on offer here.  The service is already proving to be an attractive travel option for people travelling to Ireland from around the Lufthansa global network.“We also expect it to be a popular outbound service. Frankfurt has a lot to offer as a tourism destination and also offers a smooth connection between our Frankfurt hub and some major intercontinental destinations such as Johannesburg, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo or Singapore.Speaking at the launch of the new service, Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy said:  “This is a big moment in many respects for this region. Frankfurt is a great destination to have on our schedule as it’s one of the world’s leading financial and business centres and a strong tourism city also, with a rich culture and history as well as a recognised culinary capital.“On top of that it also now connects Shannon with another of Europe’s leading hubs, which gives passengers who want to fly from Shannon even greater options for connecting with destinations around the world. One of the biggest benefits will be for tourism here as Germany is Ireland’s third largest tourism market and there’s a particularly strong demand in the German market for the tourism offering on this half of the country.”For details on this new service visit www.lufthansa.com  Urgent action needed to ensure Regional Air Connectivity Aer Lingus needs to clarify Shannon plans – Crowe Shannon Group Focused on Recovery and Rebuildinglast_img read more

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News story: Teaching Regulation Agency Chief Executive appointed

first_imgAlan Meyrick has today [Thursday 8 March] been appointed as the Chief Executive of the new Teaching Regulation Agency responsible for the regulation of the teaching profession.The Teaching Regulation Agency will support employers, schools and headteachers with safeguarding responsibilities. This will include taking action on allegations of serious teacher misconduct and helping employers to complete pre-recruitment checks to ensure that they are employing teachers who are appropriately qualified for their role.The announcement is part of the continued drive to deliver high standards across the teaching profession and provide a world-class education to all pupils, helping to build a Britain that is fit for the future.School Standards Minister Nick Gibb said: I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Meyrick as the Chief Executive of the new Teaching Regulation Agency. Raising the status of the teaching profession is hugely important as we continue the drive for higher academic standards in all our schools. There are now 1.9 million more pupils in schools rated good or outstanding compared to 2010 and standards of reading in our primary schools have risen significantly since we introduced the Phonics Check in 2012. Proportionate and effective regulation of the teaching profession has been and remains a factor in ensuring those standards continue to rise.’ Alan is currently a deputy director in the teacher services division at the Department for Education and has experience of regulating the profession, having worked as a registrar at the General Teaching Council for England for 11 years before spending a further year as its Chief Executive.He also has a wealth of experience elsewhere in the civil service, joining the Home Office in 1985 before going on to be the principal adviser to the Home Secretary on policing in London, sitting on the Metropolitan Police Committee and working at the General Medical Council.Alan Meyrick said: I am delighted to be appointed as the Chief Executive of the Teaching Regulation Agency. The agency has an important role to play in supporting the teaching profession to maintain the highest professional standards. Through our work we will protect pupils, maintain public confidence in the teaching profession and uphold high standards of teacher conduct. In addition, we will support those teachers who have qualified outside of England and are able to apply to have their professional standing recognised in this country. I will lead the agency according to the seven principles of public life, and I want to ensure that all decisions are made fairly and in the public interest. The remaining core functions of the National College for Teaching and Leadership will combine with the Department for Education in April 2018. The move will mean even closer coordination between the work already underway to improve schools and strengthen the profession, and the delivery of support to teachers in classrooms.last_img read more

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