Government asked to take action to keep routes at Shannon Airport.

There’s a call for Government action to help airlines so they can keep routes at Shannon Airport.

A group of Independent TDs want to meet the Taoiseach and the Transport Minister to ensure connectivity is maintained.

The group includes Deputies Michael and Danny Healy Rae.

They’re concerned that Aer Lingus wants to shift its flights at Shannon Airport to UK airports instead to serve routes to the US.

Clare Deputy Michael McNamara says it’s a worrying development and would be damaging for the local economy: