Joe Gilmore

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Joe Gilmore called on the Government to open an air corridor with UK regions with low levels of Covid-19 infection to aid Knock and the other regional airports. Photograph:  Phocus

Covid-19 has left Knock Airport nursing almost €4 million in losses, according to its managing director, Joe Gilmore. He told the Oireachtas Joint C(...)

Cork Airport, part of State company DAA, plans to open a centre that will provide tests approved by the Health Products Regulatory Authority. Photograph: Provision

Cork Airport will open a pre-departure Covid-19 testing centre on Thursday. The Republic’s airports plan to provide virus screening for departing pas(...)

Ryanair is suspending flights to and from Knock from midnight on March 23rd, while Aer Lingus will temporarily halt its service to London-Gatwick from Sunday, March 29th.

Knock Airport will temporarily lay off staff next week as flights cease in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak. In a statement, Joe Gilmore, managing d(...)

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 (...)

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