Minister Ross announces €3.85m in capital grants for Regional Airports

Monday 28 May 2018

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., announced today that he is allocating €3.85 million in Exchequer grants under his Department’s Regional Airports Programme to the airports in Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock and Kerry.

This represents the 2018 allocation of funding for regional airports and the grants will go towards capital investments in the areas of safety and security at the airports.

The allocations announced today to each of the airports are as follows:

Airport Grant Allocation (€)
Donegal                 326,700
IWAK                   2,300,781
Kerry                   1,222,519
TOTAL                3,850,000

Minister Ross said: ‘Following on from the National Aviation Policy 2015, there is a continuing commitment by the Partnership Government in Project Ireland 2040 to support safety and security related projects at the smaller regional airports under the Regional Airports Programme. The grant allocations announced today underpin this commitment.

In relation to Waterford Airport, the Department has engaged Ernst & Young to carry out a review of the future options for that airport and their review is expected to be completed in June.

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