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Saturday 10 December 2016

Islanders get air support pledge

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The boss of an island knitwear firm that counts Barney's in New York among its clients yesterday gave a cautious welcome to the Government extending State-subsidised air services to the Aran Islands by four years.

Inis Meain Knitting employs 10pc of the islands' 160-strong population.

Founding managing director Tarlach de Blacam said the firm's business model would not work without air services.

"The air service is absolutely essential to what we do," he said.

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