Funding approved for safety and security works at Donegal Airport

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Another €341,000 has been approved for works at Donegal Airport.

Transport Minister Shane Ross confirmed the funding this morning as part of a €2.7 million package for four regional airports ; Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock, Kerry and Waterford.

The money will go towards safety and security works, such as CCTV monitoring equipment, repairs to taxiways, aprons and perimeter roads, upgrades to electrical systems and winter-ready equipment.

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Statement in full - 

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, announced today that his Department is allocating €2.7 million in funding support for the four regional airports in Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock, Kerry and Waterford.

Minister Ross said: “These Exchequer grant allocations are being made under the Regional Airports Programme 2015-2019, which was approved last year by the EU Commission and administered by my Department. The funding support that I am announcing today will assist with capital investment on various projects at the four regional airports over the coming months in the areas of safety and security such as CCTV monitoring equipment, repairs to taxiways, aprons and perimeter roads, upgrades to electrical systems and winter-ready equipment.”

The grants announced today are in addition to a preliminary round of grant allocations totalling €1.2 million for the airports that was announced in April of this year, bringing the total Exchequer allocation for capital projects under the Programme for 2016 to €3.9 million.

The breakdown of the allocations announced today are as follows:

Airport Grant Allocation (€)      
Donegal    341,000
IWAK 1,314,000
Kerry    205,000
Waterford    870,000*
TOTAL 2,730,000

Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says while he welcomes the funding, the Government should look at increased funding for next year: