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US Ambassador To Ireland Visits Cork Airport

By Dave Simpson
US Ambassador To Ireland Visits Cork Airport

The ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland, Claire D. Cronin, has paid a courtesy visit to Cork Airport as part of a broader visit to industry and commerce representatives in the Cork region, according to a statement published on Cork Airport’s website.


According to the statement published on, Cronin was accompanied by her husband, Ray Cronin, as well as US Embassy personnel. Cork Airport’s acting managing director, Roy O’Driscoll, led the Cronins on a tour of the airport’s terminal building and aerodrome.

Cronin received an overview of business development on short- and long-haul routes, the impact that Covid-19 has had on the airport, the aviation industry in general, and the restoration of transatlantic connectivity, according to the statement published on It also noted that Cronin met many personnel, including representatives of the airlines and ground-handling agents based at Cork Airport, Cork Airport police and fire service members, and personnel from the Loop and catering companies based at Cork Airport.

Statement By Cork Airport’s Acting Managing Director

The statement published on included one from O’Driscoll, wherein he said, “It is fantastic to welcome Ambassador Cronin to Cork Airport today, where we discussed the airport’s history, the impact of Covid-19 on aviation, and our transatlantic ambitions. It was equally pleasing to introduce Ambassador Cronin to many staff members, ranging from our airline partners and handling agents to our security staff. Cork Airport is continually striving towards the restoration of scheduled transatlantic services to the USA, and we hope to secure that connectivity in the next three to five years.”

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