Ireland West Airport gets €2.3 million for safety and security projects

Ireland West Airport this week welcomed the announcement of funding to the amount of €2.3m from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

The funding is provided to support critical safety and security projects under the Regional Airports Programme 2015-2019. The programme provides for Exchequer support for critical safety and security projects to be carried out at the airport in 2018. The funding is the first phase of a two-year programme of capital projects to be completed at the airport.

Arthur French, chairman, Ireland West Airport, said: “We welcome today’s announcement of funding by the Minister for Transport, Tourism, and Sport, Shane Ross, which will assist the airport in undertaking important safety and security related projects including phase one of the rehabilitation and complete overlay of the airport’s main runway, upgrading of hold baggage screening equipment, and critical air traffic control upgrades, as well as enhancements to our Customs investigation/search facilities.

“We acknowledge the continued support from Government and we look forward to continuing to work closely with Minister Ross, Minister Michael Ring, regional and local government representatives, and our local authority partners and stakeholders in continuing the support for the airport’s growth and development plans as part of the recently announced 10-year National Development Plan.”

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