Galway airport site to be bought by councils

Aer Arann ceased operating services from Galway in 2011.

Galway City and County Councils have decided to buy the Galway Airport site at Carnmore.

The €1.1m venture was confirmed at a special meeting of the City Council yesterday evening.

The Mayor of Galway, Padraig Conneely, said the aviation licence for the airport will cease next week.

Galway's Chamber of Commerce meanwhile has welcomed the decision, saying they hope the site continues to have a strategic value to the city and county.

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