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FG shafts Knock Airport

Posted by Seany James on February 22, 2016 at 10:47:27:

Todays announcement of 10m shafts Ireland West Airport who have been making the business and financial case for investment to maintain it's ageing runway and expand the apron parking facilities to allow expansion.

They project the can grow to 1.2 million passengers and become self funding in 5 years.

With a paltry last minute fob off on the eve of the election those plans are again on the long finger, after the county councils came together to pay down debts and years of FG TDs promising 'major' investment and delivering competing Shannon with a 100m+ package..

If there was any piece of infrastructure delivering for the West it's Knock. It can grow to feed the Wild Atlantic Way tourism and keep business alive in the region. If it had tax incentives like other airports to attract businesses to it's campus it would be profitable and independent in the years to come.

It seems this government don't want that.


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