Irish Airline To Launch Service In Philadelphia
By Mike Denardo, KYW Newsradio

— Philadelphians heading to the Emerald Isle will soon have more travel options, as Aer Lingus prepares to launch service here.

Irish airline Aer Lingus is adding Philadelphia to the 11 North American cities it serves, with four Philadelphia flights a week starting March 25th, and daily service starting May 18.

Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh spoke this week at a discussion sponsored by the Irish American Business Chamber and Network.

“The Irish links to Philadelphia are well-known and renowned. And so there is a strong heritage and legacy. But there’s also strong business being conducted between Pennsylvania and Dublin,” he said.

He says there are 232 Irish businesses with employees in Pennsylvania. American Airlines already flies to Dublin and city commerce director Harold Epps says the competition should push down fares.

“It’s another way to access Europe for a lower fare. So business and tourists will have options,” said Epps.

Epps says the Aer Lingus flights should add millions to the local economy.

Aer Lingus CEO says new service at PHL Airport will be ‘transformational’ for airline
By Kenneth Hilario, Philadelphia Business Journal

Aer Lingus is set to launch flights out of Philadelphia International Airport this year. Service out of PHL is meaningful for the Irish carrier and its travelers, both leisure and business, thanks in part to efficiency and the proximity to downtown.

Ireland’s flag carrier airline Aer Lingus in October 2017 announced it would begin nonstop flights from the Philadelphia International Airport to Dublin Airport — service that will begin operating March 25 for four days of the week before adjusting to daily service on May 18.

Reservations have been strong, with over 10,000 guests having purchased tickets for summer travel “to Ireland and beyond,” Aer Lingus CEO Stephen Kavanagh said Tuesday at an event organized by the Irish American Business Chamber & Network.

Aer Lingus cleared for takeoff at Philadelphia airport
By Andrew Maykuth,

Ireland’s Aer Lingus is set to launch nonstop service in March from Philadelphia to Dublin, and is positioning itself as a value airline providing connecting service to the United Kingdom, Europe, and Abu Dhabi.

“We want to be the leading value carrier across the North Atlantic,” chief executive Stephen Kavanagh told a packed audience of the Irish American Business Chamber and Network at the Pyramid Club on Tuesday.

Kavanagh cited the large number of Irish Americans in the region as an impetus for making Philadelphia its 12th destination in North America. Irish companies also have more than 232 offices or facilities in Pennsylvania, he said, and Aer Lingus is courting them with offers of corporate deals.

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Almac Group Launches Bespoke Elemental Impurities Laboratory 
Investment enhances ICP-MS equipment portfolio to support clients in response to new, stringent, USP and ICH guidelines


Craigavon, N.I., 24 January 2018 – The pharmaceutical industry is currently facing stringent new demands on elemental impurities from regulators stipulating the control and documentation of elemental impurities in drug products, drug substances and excipients. In response to these demands, Almac Group has announced significant investment in a state-of-the-art elemental impurities analysis laboratory at their European Headquarters, Craigavon, UK.

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Almac Group announces further expansion in support of clinical and commercial drug supplies at its European Campus in Dundalk, Ireland following successful HPRA Inspections

Craigavon, N.I., 18 January 2018 Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, today confirmed the successful completion of Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) inspections of Almac Clinical Services Ireland and Almac Pharma Services Ireland at its European campus in Dundalk, Ireland.

Almac previously confirmed that it secured new premises in Dundalk, Ireland in January 2017 as part of its ongoing global expansion strategy, to meet client demand and to address any potential challenges that may arise due to Brexit.

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