New President of Athlone Chamber hopes to help firms survive impact of pandemic

The new President of Athlone Chamber of Commerce says his primary focus in his new role will be helping businesses to survive the impact of covid-19.

Former Athlone Town Councillor and accountant Alan Shaw received the chain of office for his new role last week.

Speaking to Shannonside FM, Mr Shaw says he has always enjoyed representing people in public life and he hopes to be able to bring people together as President of the Chamber.

He says keeping businesses open and providing support will be key in the weeks and months ahead: