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Ireland West Airport welcomes announcement of €3.6m in funding from the Department of Transport


Ireland West Airport today welcomes the announcement of funding of €3,665,981, towards Capital expenditure (CAPEX) projects, from the Department of Transport. The funding is provided in support of 13 Safety and Security related projects eligible for support under the Public Policy Remit – Capital (PPR- C) and CAPEX funding schemes under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. The Programme provides for Exchequer support for critical safety and security projects and to support the airports sustainability initiatives, as the airport undertakes work on a number of projects to meet our committment of net zero for our carbon emissions by 2050. Key safety, security and sustainability projects to be supported by this funding include:

  1. Construction of a new Fire Training Centre
  2. Purchase of new Fire Tender Vehicle
  3. Liquid Explosive Detection Equipment (LEDs)
  4. Airside Supplies & Deliveries Xray Machine
  5. Upgrading Airport Ground Services Vehicles to Electric Vehicles
  6. Airfield Upgrade Works
  7. Climate Adaptation/Mitigation Plan
  8. Sustainability Master Plan which will support Ireland West Airport to achieve Level 3 ACA certification this year
  9. PV Solar Farm Study and Planning

The airport will invest over €1 million to support the completion of these projects in addition to the exchequer funding.

Arthur French, Chairman, Ireland West Airport said ‘We welcome today’s announcement of funding by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jack Chambers TD, of over €3.6m, and acknowledge him for his continued support of the Airport, in ensuring critically important safety, security, and sustainability related projects are completed this year. This funding will support the latest phase of investment by the airport, of over €1m, across several projects, including a major focus on a range of sustainability initiatives, aimed at both futureproofing the airport and supporting our progression to achieving level 3 ACA Certification. In addition, I wish to thank the Taoiseach Simon Harris, TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport, Eamonn Ryan TD and our local political representatives for their continued strong support for the airport and region as we prepare for another strong summer of passenger traffic at the airport”.