Co Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins has welcomed the appointment of Michael Collins as Chairperson of the Shannon Foynes Port Company.


Deputy Collins said: “Michael Collins is an extremely well qualified professional, who will bring a wealth of experience and unique qualities to this role. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Aughinish Alumina in 1999, having worked for the company since 1980. Mr Collins has also served on the National Executive of IBEC and has held the position of Chairman of IBEC’s Energy Policy Committee.


“Mr Collins will be an excellent asset to Shannon Foynes Port Company.  As the second largest port operation in the country, it is at the heart of the economy of the Munster region. Having managed a key employer in Limerick for over a decade, Michael Collins is well-placed to understand the challenges and opportunities for the port company at this time. I wish him the very best in his new endeavour.”