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New regulations demand that by 2020 airport screening systems for baggage that passengers check in must match detection levels similar to medical CAT scans. Photograph: iStock

New EU rules requiring tougher security screening of air travellers’ baggage will cost the Republic’s regional airports at least €14 million. The new(...)

Noel Jennings, fire and security duty officer at Ireland West Airport Knock, pulling weeds beside the statue of Msgr Horan in preparation for the visit of Pope Francis. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

In the small convenience store in the terminal building of Ireland West Airport – Knock to you and me – there’s a modest book section which those inte(...)

Pope John Paul II in Galway in 1979. Photograph: The Irish Times

When Pope Francis flies into Ireland West Airport for his brief visit to Knock shrine on Sunday week, he will have to atone for past sins, not least (...)

Joe Gilmore, chief executive  of  Ireland West Airport Knock: “We are delighted to have had a record year in 2017.” Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

Ireland West Airport Knock, Co Mayo, had its busiest year on record last year with passenger numbers of 750,000, up 2 per cent on 2016’s total. The a(...)

Ireland West Airport Knock is planning to upgrade and resurface its runway as part of a €15 million overall facilities investment plan.

Ireland West Airport Knock is planning to upgrade and resurface its runway as part of a €15 million facilities investment plan. The company’s strateg(...)

Knock Airport: in operation for 30 years

Total State spending on the facilities at Knock Airport is heading for €40 million, according to the company’s latest figures. Accounts for Connaught (...)

Joe Gilmore, chief executive of Ireland West Airport, Knock, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

“And they said it couldn’t be done,” read the headline on a souvenir supplement of the Western People on May 28th, 1986 – the official opening day of (...)

Paschal Donohoe: new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar appointed Mr  Donohoe as Minister for Finance on Wednesday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Senior business figures have called on incoming Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to increase spending on capital infrastructure and face down pub(...)

The managing director at Ireland West Airport, Joe Gilmore: says the record passenger numbers is “good news” for the regional economy

A record number of people used Ireland West Airport Knock in Co Mayo last year following a 7 per cent increase in passenger traffic. Some 734,031 peo(...)

Ireland West Airport in Knock, Co Mayo. Connaught Airport Development Company Ltd, which operates the facility, made a profit of €112,201 to reduce its accumulated losses to €1.55 million.

Passenger numbers at Ireland West Airport in Knock, Co Mayo, rose 10 per cent to more than 360,000 between June and October of this year. Annual pass(...)

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