Politicians urged to intervene over Galway Airport funding


Galway Airport’s board has called on politicians from all parties to “intervene with Government” over the current funding crisis.

Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has said funding for some regional airports is to be cut. Galway Chamber of Commerce, the airport’s majority shareholder, along with its board and managing director have urged TDs in both Galway West and East constituencies to intervene.

A joint statement from the chamber and airport says about 1.5 million needed by the airport for next year is money “well spent”, given the Department of Transport’s budget of €620 million. “It is a vital piece of infrastructure for Galway and the region, and in the next few days the Government will make a decision that will impact on all of us,” chamber president Carmel Brennan said.