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Ireland West Airport welcomes announcement of €4.7m in funding from the Dept of Transport for Safety & Security Projects


Ireland West Airport today welcomes the announcement of funding of €4,760,485, towards Capital expenditure (CAPEX) projects, from the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport has been approved. The funding is provided to support critical Safety and Security Projects under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. The Programme provides for Exchequer support for critical safety and security projects and also to support the airport's sustainability initiatives as the airport undertakes work on a number of projects to meet our commitment of net zero for carbon emissions by 2050. Key safety and security related projects to be supported by this funding include:

1.    Major upgrade of the airport's electrical infrastructure across the entire airport campus
2.    Construction of a new Fire Training Centre
3.    Purchase of new Fire Tender Vehicle
4.    Runway end safety area upgrades

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, Hildegarde Naughton TD, which will assist the airport in undertaking critically important safety and security related projects this year. This funding will support the latest phase of our airport transformation programme aimed at both futureproofing the airport and ensuring our facilities meet the needs of our customers as we prepare for a significant increase in demand for international travel this summer and for the remainder of 2022. I wish to thank the Taoiseach, Ministers Ryan and in particular, our local Minister Hildegarde Naughton TD, who works tirelessly in supporting this airport and region and also to our local TD’s, political representatives and the Western Chambers for their strong support for the airport and the regions it serves'