The Latest News

There is always lots happening at Westpark Shannon and along the Atlantic Way Business Corridor. You can check out the latest news from Westpark Shannon and from the wider region right here, including new and expanding companies, regional developments, access news and more.

Westpark Campus and Regional News
New survey highlights why more executives are relocating to the Mid-West
By Westpark Shannon Limited
July 07, 2017

The 2017 Mid-West Relocation Survey by Collins McNicholas Recruitment & HR Services Group has found that highly-qualified people — both those originally from the region and those new to the area — are being attracted in large numbers to the Mid-West and taking up enviable careers with indigenous and multinational employers.






Aero Inspection acquires 'Part 21 Design Ireland Ltd'.
By Westpark Shannon Limited
July 06, 2017

Congratulations to Aero Inspection on acquiring ‘Part 21 Design Ireland Ltd’. Both companies are based at Westpark Shannon.






Lion on the Loose at Westpark Shannon
By Westpark Shannon Limited
July 09, 2017

There was a lion on the loose in Westpark Shannon on Friday, July 7, 2017 - a British and Irish Lion to be precise!  Westpark Shannon’s new ‘In Conversation With’ series has begun with rugby legend David Wallace first up.






GECAS Orders 100 Airbus A320neo Aircraft at the Paris Air Show
By Westpark Shannon Limited
June 19, 2017

Westpark Shannon Business Campus is proud to be home to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the aviation leasing and financing arm of GE.  They continue to go from strength to strength and have just announced a firm order for 100 Airbus A320neo family aircraft at the 52nd International Paris Air Show. 






AerCap Order 30 new 787-9 Dreamliners at the Paris Air Show
By Westpark Shannon Limited
June 19, 2017

Westpark Shannon based companies have been soaring high at the Paris Air Show placing multi-billion orders. AerCap announced an order for 30 787-9 Dreamliners at the Air Show. The agreement, valued at $8.1 billion at list prices, makes AerCap the largest customer for the 787 Dreamliner.






Britain's triggers Article 50, confirming it will leave the European Single Market
By Westpark Shannon Limited
March 29, 2017

Since Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the trigger of Article 50, many UK-based companies are making early moves to protect their business. Some companies are actively seeking relocation, while others are considering a UK-Europe dual location strategy. Westpark provides a great option for companies interested in quick and easy access to the European Single Market.






Westpark's landscaping team plant thousands of plants and trees
By Westpark Shannon Limited
March 13, 2017

Westpark's landscaping team have been busy planting thousands of plants and trees that will add to the beauty of the Westpark Campus environ. Expect swirls of wonderful colours throughout the year.






B2BGATEWAY SHORTLISTED AS UK LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAIN EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST
By Westpark Shannon Limited
November 23, 2016

Congratulations to Westpark based B2BGateway on their EDI Connect App being shortlisted as a Finalist in the Technology section of the UK Logistics & Supply Chairn Excellence Awards recently held in London's Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.






A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD FOR SHANNON AVIATION CLUSTER
By Westpark Shannon Limited
November 25, 2016

Mid West aerospace professionals join forces to attract global aviation companies.

Congratulations to Mike Byrt, Continuing Airworthiness Manager of Westpark based, Part M Aviation Ireland Limited and founder of the SILC 2016 initiative, in association with Part 21 Design, Seabury MRO, Aero Inspection International and other Shannon based aviation companies, on their successful inaugural Conference held on 11th November 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Limerick.






CONGRATULATIONS TO THE AVIATION INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016 FINALISTS
By Westpark Shannon Limited
November 02, 2016

Westpark is delighted to congratulate all the finalists for this year’s Aviation Industry Awards.  Particular congratulations to the Westpark Campus based companies who have been shortlisted in the various categories:-






Aviation Companies Take Flight at Westpark Shannon

See advert as featured in the Sunday Business Post on Sunday 23rd October 2016






Welcome to ATSG West Leasing Limited
By Westpark Shannon Limited
October 18, 2016

We are delighted to welcome ATSG West Leasing Limited to Westpark.






Westpark based CalQRisk Receives Further Recognition
By Westpark Shannon Limited
August 30, 2016

Congratulations to Paul, Gerry and the CalQRisk team on being shortlisted for a further prestigious industry award.






APPLE GRANTED PLANNING PERMISSION FOR DATA CENTRE
By Westpark Shannon Limited
August 12, 2016

Westpark is delighted to congratulate Apple on being granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála  to build an €850m data centre in Co Galway.






Iconic baby stroller company uses newly developed B2BGateway EDI Connect App
By Westpark Shannon Limited
June 20, 2016

Congratulations to Westpark based B2BGateway on Maclaren's recent announcement that it has implemented B2BGateway's EDI Connect App.






Westpark Business Campus Networking - Positive Response to the Company Soapbox
By Westpark Shannon Limited
June 14, 2016

Westpark’s new approach to its regular networking event, incorporating a ‘Soapbox’ for campus companies to give a 5-minute overview of their business, received a very positive response from those who attended the Networking Event on Friday June 10th 2016






Westpark based CalQRisk Receives International Recognition
By Westpark Shannon Limited
April 27, 2016

Westpark is delighted to congratulate CalQRisk on being ‘Highly Commended’ for their risk management software solution product, at the Global Risk Awards which took place in London on 15th April 2016.






Aircraft Leasing Family at Westpark Grows and Expands
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By Westpark Shannon Limited
April 22, 2016

As the success of the aviation companies in Westpark continues to flourish, Westpark is delighted to congratulate Aldus Aviation on their recent merger with Danish, Nordic Aviation Capital. 

 






THE Irish Logistics & Transport Awards 2016
By Westpark Shannon Limited
April 21, 2016

Westpark is delighted to congratulate all the worthy winners of the 2016 Irish Logistics & Transport Awards announced at the awards ceremony held on Thursday 7th April 2016.






Positive Start To 2016 With 100 New Jobs Created At Westpark
By Westpark Shannon Limited
February 19, 2016

The economic lift experienced in 2015 is continuing into 2016, as evidenced by a bright start for the Mid West’s leading Business Campus, Westpark.






Westpark Congratulates Pepper On Entering the Irish Homeloans Market
By Westpark Shannon Limited
January 21, 2016

Warmest congratulations to Pepper Ireland, a resident of Westpark Business Campus Shannon since 2012, on its announcement this week that it is entering the Irish mortgage market with the launch of a suite of new mortgage products and the establishment of a dedicated new lending division, “Pepper Homeloans”.






China's Comac delivers first homegrown ARJ-21 jet to Chengdu Airlines
By Irish Times
January 05, 2016

Westpark observes the progress of China's Aircraft Manufacturing.






DHL/EKAS Announces Expansion and Signs 10-Year Lease on New Premises at Westpark Shannon
By Westpark Shannon Limited
November 27, 2015

DHL/ EKAS (Deutsche Post international BV) has agreed a substantial expansion of its business base at Westpark Shannon, moving into a new 5,000 sq.ft. facility, tailored to meet its specific needs with a fit-out value of €500,000.   The move has been prompted by recent and planned staff expansion. 






enet Completes Communications Jigsaw at Westpark Shannon
By Westpark Shannon
November 13, 2015

enet have announced the completion of their new fibre network in Westpark. Operated on an open-access basis, this infrastructure will facilitate end users in the park through a wide variety of service providers. enet have engineered two distinct geographical fibre paths into Westpark, offering service resilience to end-users. 






United States Ambassador calls for Shannon/United States Relationship to Move Forward
By Westpark Shannon
November 11, 2015

Ambassador O’Malley congratulated Ireland Inc on being inclusive and nimble, characteristics that continue to help us attract US Foreign Direct Investment to our shores.






Westpark Shannon - Home to Aviation Giants and Start-Ups
By Westpark Shannon
October 25, 2015

Westpark Shannon can justify its claim as a leading hub for aviation leasing and finance, as it is already home to 12 aviation businesses. Amongst them are the world’s top two aviation leasing companies, AerCap and GECAS, who between them have over 3,000 aircraft leased globally, representing 30 percent of the world’s fleet.






Planning Permission approved for €850 Million development by Apple in the Atlantic Way Region
By Westpark Shannon
September 12, 2015

Galway County Council have granted planning approval for Apple's new €850 million data centre which will help run its online services like iTunes and Maps. The facility, to be built on a 500 acre greenfield site at Derrydonnell, is expected to be operational in 2017. 

It’s a great vote of confidence in the Atlantic Way Region and it should help show the way for others. 






Pepper adding up to 50 new jobs to its Irish operation.
July 13, 2015

Financial Services company Pepper Ireland has announced that it is to add up to 50 new jobs to its Irish operation. The company employs around 300 people in Ireland between its bases at Westpark Business Campus Shannon and Hatch Street Upper in Dublin. Pepper will split the new positions between the two locations.






Westpark welcomes Hubbell Global Operations Limited to Westpark Business Campus..
By Westpark Shannon
July 13, 2015

Westpark is delighted to welcome Hubbell Incorporated to Westpark.

Hubbell is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. The Company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, Italy, the United Kingdom, Brazil and Australia. Hubbell, headquartered in the United States, also participates in joint ventures and maintains sales offices throughout the world.






Westpark Shannon - Global Aviation has a Special Home
By Westpark Shannon
October 01, 2015

Did you know that an Irish leased aircraft takes off, somewhere in the world, every two seconds or that the world's top two global aviation leasing giants are based on the Westpark Business Campus, a special home to global aviation?