IRELAND WEST AIRPORT ‘ONLY A FIELDEEN’ : FIANNA FAIL DEPUTY NIALL COLLINS

JOHN DEASY (FG): ‘WHERE IS IT?’
MINISTER, MICHAEL RING (FG)  ‘IT IS WORTH HAVING A LOOK AT IT’

Sligo News File Online

Extract from the Dail report of last Wednesday, 27 May 2015, when Knock-based Ireland West Airport was raised by Fianna Fail Deputy, Dara Calleary during the debate on the Aer Lingus share disposal

Dara Calleary, TD,  Fianna Fail.
Dara Calleary, TD,
Fianna Fail.

Calleary – The Minister is ten months in office. I respectfully point out to him that he still has to visit personally Ireland West Airport Knock. I know the Minister of State, Deputy Ring, keeps a good eye on it for him—–

Deputy Michael Ring (FG): It is worth having a look at it.

Deputy Dara Calleary: —–but he should go and visit it—–

 Deputy John Deasy (FG): Where is it?

Deputy Dara Calleary: —–and see an airport that caters for 700,000 passengers—–

Niall Collins, TD, Fianna Fail
Niall Collins, TD,
Fianna Fail

Deputy Niall Collins (FF): That is only a fieldeen.

Deputy Dara Calleary: —–and employs 130 people. They would love to have the Minister visit and hear from him on his plans for the airport. If the Minister of State, Deputy Ring, does not want to bring the Minister there, I will.