Tuesday, 25th October 2016
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Minister confirms no new Government for Airport Extension in Waterford

David Cullinane, Sinn Féin TD for Waterford, said today that the minister for Transport has confirmed that no new government funding for a runway extension at Waterford airport is

forthcoming. This shows once again that the South East needs real action not election soundbites for its future.

Deputy Cullinane said:

"I asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if any of the €800,000 capital funding announced by his Department for Waterford Regional Airport can or is being used to extend the runway at the airport.

"The minister was quite emphatic in his answer. "He said that funding earmarked for Waterford will be used to extend the runway at that airport. He clarified the point that funding supports for capital expenditure under the regional airports programme are confined to assisting the four airports concerned with implementing necessary safety and security related projects, and that development projects which are designed to expand capacity, such as the proposed runway extension at Waterford, are a commercial matter for the airports... Read more »»

Minister confirms no new Government for Airport Extension in Waterford

Minister confirms no new Government for Airport Extension in Waterford

Irish Defence Forces “Run for Life” in South Lebanon

Irish Defence Forces “Run for Life” in South Lebanon

Over one hundred Irish Defence Force members ran on Friday 14th October in aid of the Solas Cancer Support Centre. The Defence Force staff members are part of the deployed 53rd Infantry Group,... Read more »»

Public meeting for Waterford Fishermen by Sinn Fein MEP in Dunmore East

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada has stated that the views of Waterford fishermen must be listened to as the Government puts together a strategy to deal with the fallout from the British decision to leave the European Union.

Announcing a public meeting on the issue of Brexit and its impact on Irish fisheries Liadh Ní Riada said:

“I will host a public meeting in Dunmore East on Friday 21st October for fishermen to have their say on the issue, and to brief them on the state of... Read more »»


Letters to the Editor


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