Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (641)

Jan O'Sullivan

Question:

641. Deputy Jan O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 592 of 2 July 2019, if the decision that Shannon Airport should not receive State funding for capital projects will be reviewed in view of the fact that it does qualify for State support under European Union rules (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29617/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

In my response of 2 July, I outlined that Shannon Airport is a State-owned enterprise with a commercial mandate. It is a matter for Shannon Airport to ensure that it operates within its statutory mandate so that it can meet its capital investments and operational expenditure from its own resources. 

I have no plans to change government policy in relation to Shannon Airport.