Paula Cogan, President of Cork Chamber
Cork Chamber calls on the Government to put in place a comprehensive, data-driven plan to help businesses cope with the impact of Covid-19. The extension of Covid supports must continue far beyond June as it is clear the pandemic’s impact will extend beyond this date.
The past 12 months have been the most tumultuous period for tourism, hospitality, leisure, aviation, retail and culture in recent memory and while many have weathered the challenge to date, clarity
Speaking following the announcement that Ryanair is to cut its remaining Cork routes, Chamber President Paula Cogan said,
“The announcement by Ryanair to close its remaining routes will have a deep impact for tourism, hospitality, arts and aviation in the region. Once a route or airline is gone, there is little short-term prospect of its return and this reality is one that will have direct consequences for many struggling businesses.”
“As ever, a firm commitment to EU travel standards and most
Speaking this morning, Conor Healy, Cork Chamber CEO said,
“The announcement by Ryanair today that it is to close its Cork base puts Cork Airport on the ropes and will be devastating for the staff impacted directly and indirectly. The gravity of the pandemic is displayed once again. This announcement is hugely damaging for regional and national connectivity and raises very real concerns regarding the ability of Cork Airport to avoid closure without further direct financial support from government in