Over €66,000 in funding for Kerry Airport – Griffin

Brendan Griffin, TD – good news for Kerry Airport.
Brendan Griffin, TD – good news for Kerry.

Fine Gael TD for Kerry, Brendan Griffin, has said that the announcement today by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD that €66,431 has been allocated to Kerry Airport is very good news for tourism and local business.

Regional Airport Fund

“Funding of €66,431 has been allocated to Kerry Airport. This is part of a €1.2 million regional airport fund set to benefit Donegal, Ireland West and Waterford, as well as Kerry Airport.

Kits for Firemen

“The funding of €66,431 will be used to upgrade airside security doors, to purchase an emergency security vehicle and for 12 fireman kits.

This funding has been specifically allocated to support safety and security investments at the airport that have already been approved by the Department

Staged Emergency at Kerry Airport 23-3-2011
Kerry Airport fire crew members fighting a blaze in an ‘Emergency’ exercise at the airport. ©Photograph: John Reidy

of Transport.

Connectivity for the Regions

“Supporting regional airports has been a priority for Fine Gael as Kerry Airport and others play a vital role in ensuring connectivity for the regions.

These initial grants will enable Kerry Airport to proceed with important works to ensure that safety and security standards are maintained and enhanced,” said Deputy Griffin in yet another good news release for Kerry in recent days.