Funding of over €5.7 million has been confirmed for Ireland West Airport Knock.

The airport has been approved capital expenditure of over 4.7 million public policy remit-Capital funding of a little under one million euro.

€4.7 million will go towards the runway overlay, €18,750 will go towards a snow vehicle and €18,750 for an airside maintenance vehicle.

The PPR-Capital funding will be used for CCTV upgrade.

€849,986 will be used to upgrade baggage screening and €90,000 for fire simulator and training ground upgrade.

Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring says this is a substantial boost to Ireland West Airport Knock and will help the airport to continue to develop as a top quality airport for the West and North West of the country.

Minister Ring says 2011, Fine Gael led Governments have invested more than €23 million in Ireland West Airport Knock.

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