The Government has agreed to continue the Public Service Obligation (PSO) subsidy for Donegal Airport, according to local Senator Brian Ó’Domhnaill.
The Senator, who has been selected as a candidate in Donegal South West for the upcoming general election, has secured assurances about the future of the PSO from the Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey.
“Following extensive campaigning on this issue, I have now been assured by the Minister that this important State support for Donegal Airport will continue,” explained Senator Ó’Domhnaill.
“I held in-depth discussions with Noel Dempsey about how vital the PSO is to the future of Donegal Airport. I also explained that this transport link is a crucial part to the economic sustainability of the entire region. The Minister understood this, and I welcome his commitment to securing the PSO subsidy here, despite the current financial restraints.”
“This is great news for Donegal which is in need of continued support to secure the growth and development of our region. The PSO has been removed from a number of other regional airports due to improvements in alternate methods of transport. While the infrastructure continues to be developed here, our local airport needs as much backing as it can get. The Government clearly recognises this,” concluded Senator Ó’Domhnaill.
Posted: Jan 12, 2011 | Categories: Donegal South West