Government to Approve Review of €320M Dublin Airport Runway

Jan. 30, 2018

The Government will approve a review of strict noise abatement conditions for a planned new €320 million runway at Dublin Airport because it could lead to a fall in passenger numbers and a “serious commercial risk” for its future.

Minister for Transport Shane Ross is bringing a memorandum to Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting proposing primary legislation to replace existing laws on noise restrictions with less restrictive EU regulations dating from 2014.

At issue is the planning permission granted for the North Runway in 2007 and particularly its conditions relating to noise abatement.

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