Oireachtas Transport Committee

  • The founder of Aer Arann says it's a pity that funding for the aviation sector took so long to be approved.

    Representatives from Ireland West Airport Knock, Donegal and Kerry Airports will be before the Oireachtas Transport Committee this morning.

    They're calling for pre-departure testing and the implementation of the recommendations of the Aviation Recovery Taskforce.

    It comes as 48 million euro in additional funding to support the sector was announced by the Government yesterday.

    Galway-based Padraig O'Ceidigh, a former Senator and member of the Aviation Recovery Taskforce, says the situation the sector finds itself in hasn't improved: