Plans for development zone at Knock Airport

Thousands of new jobs could be created around Knock, Co Mayo with EU support.

That’s according to Midlands North-West MEP, Chris MacManus.

Ireland West Airport passenger numbers slumped during Covid and following Brexit.

Now the airport wants to progress plans for a new business campus.

Chris MacManus has asked the EU to exempt Knock from state aid rules, saying that would allow the government to fully fund the project.