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Removal of financial incentives for regional airports an attack on the West – Doherty

13 January, 2011 - by Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin Transport Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has described the Government’s decision to cut the Public Service Obligation for regional airports as an attack on the West of Ireland.

Speaking today Deputy Doherty said:

“These funds were a financial incentive to encourage airlines to fly to regional airports even when it was not profitable to do so.

“The removal of these funds will mean a loss of services for thousands of people in the West of Ireland leading to a significant loss of jobs.

“At a time when we have record levels of unemployment this is a retrograde step and an attack on the West of Ireland.” ENDS

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