From top: Waterford Regional Airport; Independent Alliance TD John Hallgian
Speaking on RTÉ’s Today with Sean O’Rourke following reports that Minister for Transport Shane Ross went against the advice of officials in granting the investment, Mr Halligan said that down the years, such advice from civil servants has not been correct.
The €5m investment from the Government in Waterford Airport was “a small amount”.
He said the airport “was viable and hundreds of thousands of people were flying from there when you were able to land prop planes down through the years“.
Mr Halligan indicated it would be a case of “build it and they will come“, adding that the business would be there once you have the jets.
Earlier: A Limerick A Day