Internal restructuring
Southern and Eastern; Mid-West;
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.2 - Support activities for transportation

90 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
23 March 2007
Foreseen end date


Shannon Airport Authority (SAA) has made an announcement that will lay off up to 90 contract workers at the airport. As part of cost-cutting at Shannon airport, the SAA wrote to 23 temporary catering staff in February employed in the airport's kitchens, bars and restaurants telling them that their contracts will not be renewed from 23 March 2007. It is the first stage of the cutbacks at Shannon after the rejection by unions of a 35 million Euro "survival plan". In a letter to the staff, executive chairman of the SAA, Pat Shanahan, said that "all areas of the cost base will be reviewed, including recruitment, overtime, temporary contracts, redeployment and efficiency of organisational structures". It is likely the remaining jobs of the 90 temporary staff will be phased out over the coming months. There are 443 permanent staff at Shannon.


  • 23 February 2007: The Irish Times


Eurofound (2007), Shannon Airport Authority (SAA), Internal restructuring in Ireland, factsheet number 65053, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/65053.