Over €2.1 million has been allocated today for Ireland West Airport Knock under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.

It's part of over €11 million in funding announced for regional airports today by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Galway West TD Hildegarde Naughten.

The €2.1 million for Ireland West Airport Knock will go towards capital investment in the areas of safety, security and sustainability.

The Mayo airport remains closed at present, due to Covid-19 restrictions, but Mr Gilmore says Ryanair is planning to resume flights from June - but this will be subject to Government advice on international travel.

He's hoping the first phase will see the opening of a travel corridor between Ireland and the UK, which would benefit many families in the West of Ireland who've been separated from family members for so long during the pandemic.

Speaking to Midwest News this evening, Joe Gilmore first welcomed the €2.1 million in funding announced today by Government for Ireland West Airport Knock...