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Over €6 million for Shannon

A SUM of €6.327 million is being allocated to Shannon, under the Covid-19 Regional State Airports Programme 2021, Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton announced this morning.

Knock, Donegal and Kerry Airports will also be receiving a combined total of almost €4.8 million.

Announcing the allocations, Minister of State Naughton said: “I am delighted to be approving these capital allocations in what has been an incredibly difficult year on our regional airports. This funding represents a strong commitment by Government to help Ireland’s regional airports remain financially sustainable as they plan to move beyond the largest exogenous shock that the sector has ever faced.”

Minister Naughton added, ‘I am pleased to say that this year’s funding has also taken climate objectives into account for the first time, representing an important step in the process towards the ‘greening’ of Irish Airports. I am confident that today’s allocations, coupled with the impending funding to address the impacts of Covid, will help airports regain their foothold in the aviation market when recovery begins.’

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Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.