Minister O’Donovan welcomes additional funding for Shannon Airport
Added November 10th, 2020
Limerick Minister and local TD, Patrick O’Donovan has welcomed the news that the Government has agreed a revised €80 million funding package for Irish aviation which includes significant financial supports for Shannon Airport.
“The decision taken by the Government today clearly shows the strategic importance the west of Ireland is for this government. The announcement will see €32.1million being allocated under the Regional State Airports Programme for Shannon and Cork Airports, this is an increase of €22.1million on what was announced in Budget 2021. A further €20m has also been allocated under the Airports Charges Rebate Scheme. This scheme is subject to EU Commission approval. The Scheme will see rebates paid to Shannon, Dublin, Cork, Knock, Kerry and Donegal Airports.
“It is essential to have airports ready and maintained for the post COVID-19 world. The Government recognises the importance of Shannon airport and wants to work with local communities and representative organisations. The airport is of massive importance to Mid-West economy and to Limerick. I will continue to work with Minister Hildegarde Naughton at the Department of Transport, whose Department will work out the detail of the additional funding supports with the airport.