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Kerry, Knock And Donegal Airports Receive Nearly €2.5m In Funds

By Dave Simpson
Kerry, Knock And Donegal Airports Receive Nearly €2.5m In Funds

The Department of Transport has announced that almost €2.5 million of taxpayers funds have been awarded to Kerry, Knock and Donegal airports.

Kerry Airport will receive an allocation of €1.17 million, Ireland West Airport Knock will receive a little more than €1 million and Donegal Airport will receive €276,871.

"Critical Investments"

The Irish Times quotes minister of state at the Department of Transport Hildegarde Naughton as saying, "I am hopeful that this funding will help airports to deliver critical investment during this difficult period and to support them in planning for a time beyond COVID-19."

Naughton also said that the exchequer will give approximately €60 million to regional airports between now and 2027 for capital investment to meet the costs of safety and security infrastructure projects, and added that she plans to examine supports for airports and finalise a new, five-year programme for regional airports in the autumn.

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