Murphy welcomes over €21m in funding for regional airports

Local Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy has welcomed the announcement this week that over €21 million in operational funding is to be provided to the airports of Shannon, Cork, Ireland West (Knock), Kerry and Donegal.

“This funding will provide targeted support for vital safety operations at the airports such as air traffic control, fire services and security, and is in addition to €16.4 million in capital funding announced in April,” said the Senator.

“The monies will help to increase the capacity of our airports, in particular our regional airports which have shown considerable growth potential.

“This is evidenced by Kerry, Ireland West Airport Knock, Cork and Shannon airports each currently outperforming Dublin Airport in terms of a faster recovery towards the pre-Covid passenger numbers achieved in 2019,” he concluded.