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Discontinuation of Galway-Dublin route a disaster for the west – Colreavy

7 April, 2011 - by Michael Colreavy TD

Sinn Féin TD for Sligo-North Leitrim has described Aer Arann’s decision to discontinue their daily Galway to Dublin route as ‘a disaster for the west’.

Speaking today Deputy Colreavy said:

“Aer Arann’s decision to discontinue their daily Galway-Dublin route is a disaster for the west. The decision comes after the Government’s decision to cut the Public Service Obligation for regional airports.

“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.”

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