Capital funding of just over €5 million euro has been announced for Ireland West Airport under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.
This announcement has been confirmed to Midwest News by Minister of State Dara Calleary.
The Programme will support major safety and security related projects this year such as:
- Upgrade of the Airports Electrical Infrastructure across the entire airport facility
- Runway End Safety Area works
- New Fire Tender Vehicle
- Baggage X-Ray & Security Screening Systems
- Installation of new state of the art Central Search Security Equipment
In addition to the exchequer funding announced today, the airport will invest over €1 million to support the completion of these projects.
One of the key projects in the next phase of security related works, as part of this programme, will be the installation of a new state of the art passenger security screening system later this year.
Minister Calleary has been giving more details to Midwest News this lunchtime.