Minister Ross announces €1.94m in capital grants for Regional Airports

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., announced today that he is allocating €1.94m in Exchequer grants under his Department’s Regional Airports Programme to the airports in Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock, Waterford and Kerry.

This represents the first allocation of support this year for regional airports and the grants will go towards safety and security related projects at the airports that have been approved to date by the Minister.

Minister Ross said: “The National Aviation Policy 2015 acknowledges the role played by the regional airports in promoting a level of international connectivity to support the tourism and business sectors in their regions. The grant allocations announced today demonstrate the Government’s continuing financial support for safety and security measures at these airports. Further assistance in 2017 under our Programme for these airports, both capital and operational supports, will be announced at a later date.”

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

Airport Grant Allocation (€)
Donegal      22,500
IWAK 1,109,430
Kerry    769,537
Waterford      39,330
TOTAL 1,940,797