She believes it would provide a much needed boost to the region.
A Laois councillor says it's about time the midlands had its own airport.
Fine Gael's Aisling Moran says it's something that should be considered in the County Development Plan.
She believes it would provide a much needed boost to the midlands, driving in industry and jobs.
Councillor Moran says there are airports along the west and south coast, and doesn't believe it's a crazy idea to develop one in the heart of Ireland: