Published on February 27th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Interview with Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine

As sponsor of this year’s Galway Chamber Business Awards, Shannon Group CEO Mary Considine sat down with Kenny Deery, CEO of Galway Chamber to discuss the challenges faced by tourism and aviation businesses as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic and the importance of resilience and innovation in growing and surviving in business.

Speaking at this year’s awards ceremony, Ms. Considine said “The Galway region is very important to us and that is why we are delighted once again to be the anchor sponsor. We know that although times are really tough now, it is very important to support innovation, to support businesses that are trying to do things differently and who are being creative.”

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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