Dáil Éireann - Volume 605 - 28 June, 2005

Written Answers - Airport Development Projects.

  466. Mr. Penrose asked the Minister for Trans[837] port if he will commission a study to examine the case for the development of Abbeyshrule Airport, County Longford; if the Border, Midlands and Western Regional Assembly will advance the further development and completion of this important airport, details supplied; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [22175/05]

  Mr. Cullen:The existing network of State airports and regional airports is adequate to cater for the air transport needs of all parts of the country for the foreseeable future. There are currently no plans to Exchequer finance the development of any new regional airports in the Border, Midlands and Western Regional Assembly region.