Ireland West Airport Knock has been allocated more than 2 million euro in exchequer grants under Minister Shane Ross department’s - Regional Airports Programme .
The 2.3 million euro grant will go towards capital investments in the areas of safety and security at the airport.
Minister Michael Ring made today’s announcement and said that there is a continuing commitment by the Government in Project Ireland 2040 to support safety and security related projects at the smaller regional airports under the Regional Airports Programme.
It’s been a good number of days for the airport, with 1500 participants on Saturday evening in the annual 5k airport runway run, raising in excess of 20,000 euro for three chosen charities.
Joe Gilmore, CEO of Ireland West Airport Knock told Midwest News this morning how the 2.3 million euro government grant will be spent at the facility. The first major job is the overlay of the runway, in place for more than three decades now.
Work will get underway shortly.