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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C


This week
26th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Security
Man arrested at Dublin Airport for boarding plane without passport or boarding pass
Gardaí confirmed that they arrested and charged a man in his 40s for trespassing offences at Dublin airport.
New plan revealed to avoid travel chaos at Dublin Airport this summer
The 15 point plan will see 400 additional seats introduced, and will aim to see most passengers get through security in less than 20 minutes.
# Careful Now
Gardaí and DAA share leaflets warning people not to fly drones near Dublin Airport
Dublin Airport has been closed six times in the past two months as a result of drones entering the airspace.
Last week
19th March 2023 - 1st April 2023
# Green Light
'No current plans' for pick-up and drop-off charges at Dublin Airport despite planning approval
DAA was given the green light to introduce a new tolling system for motorists dropping off and collecting passengers at the airport.
Last month
March 2023
DAA wins appeal over €5 million planning contribution demand from Fingal County Council
The contribution concerns a proposed development to replace airport parking for 13 aircraft which was removed due to the works on the north runway.
# noise
Dublin Airport operator 'rejects' it is in breach of planning permission over flight paths
A local community group said they are subjected to ‘ imposing noise that was never meant to be’.
Head of Dublin Airport says new drone technology can prevent flight disruption
Kenny Jacobs, chief executive of daa, has also called on the Government to do more to prevent the impact of drones in Irish airspace.
# Drones
Dublin Airport to have counter-drone technology in place in a 'number of weeks', Chambers says
Flight activity in Dublin Airport was briefly suspended on Thursday evening due to illegal drone activity.
# Hot air
Eamon Ryan: Dublin Airport drone solution 'not as simple as Michael O'Leary says'
The Transport Minister has responded to Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, who accused him of “sitting on his hands”.
The Ryanair boss said last night’s drone disruption resulted in three flights being diverted to Shannon and Belfast Airport.
Minister Ryan will bring a memo to Cabinet on Tuesday to "comprehensively address" the issue.
But O'Leary said: 'We need that done today, we don't need a memo to cabinet next Tuesday.'
# droning on
Flight operations resume at Dublin Airport after brief suspension due to drone activity
Three flights were diverted as a result of the drone.
February 2023
# Drone
Aer Lingus says repeated drone disruption 'unacceptable' after flights suspended at Dublin Airport
Flights at the airport resumed after being suspended for 30 minutes yesterday evening.
# Dublin Airport
Bail granted to man accused of causing security alert by flying drone near Dublin Airport last year
The man was arrested by Ballymun gardaí earlier today in relation to a drone incident in July of last year.
# Disruption
Dublin Airport chief calls for 'draconian' prison sentences for flying drones over airfields
The current maximum sentence in Ireland is seven years, but it’s a life sentence in the UK.
One person filed over 23k complaints about aircraft noise at Dublin Airport last year
A single individual was responsible for almost 90% of complaints about noise, with a daily average of 64 complaints a day.
# Dublin Airport
Ryanair calls for government intervention as flights diverted from Dublin due to drones
Flights were also diverted yesterday for a short time due to a drone sighting.
This year
# Dublin Airport
Passenger price caps will prevent Dublin Airport from hiring additional security staff, DAA to say
The new DAA CEO will criticise the Commission for Aviation Regulation.
Last year
# Airport Security
Airport security rules on liquids and laptops to be relaxed in UK from 2024
Passengers at most major UK airports will be able to carry liquids in containers holding up to two litres.
# Dublin Airport
Cold weather severely disrupts Dublin Airport as 143 flights cancelled
DAA confirmed the cancellations this evening.
# New Job
Former Ryanair executive Kenny Jacobs appointed as daa's new CEO
Kenny Jacobs will take up the role in January, succeeding Dalton Philips.
# Ryanair
Ryanair accused daa of 'incompetence' and 'poor management' over summer travel chaos
The budget airline said DAA’s request for extra money was ‘alarming and inconsistent’ with trying to support recovery after the pandemic.
# Dublin Airport
Pro-IRA chanting at Dublin Airport condemned
Footage of the incident was posted on social media on Saturday.
Ryanair lodges objection against €200 million runway tunnel at Dublin Airport
The airline said the underpass will “contribute towards an excessively high per passenger price cap and damage the recovery of Irish aviation”.
Dublin Airport workers to ballot for industrial action after no-confidence vote in daa management
Workers said that their wages were not paid into their accounts on time this week on top of other issues with the payment system.
# Delays
Aer Lingus says Sunday will 'operate as normal' after cancelling 51 flights due to IT error
Thousands of people have been queuing inside and outside Dublin Airport today due to long delays.
Households near Dublin Airport to get €20,000 insulation grants to reduce aircraft noise
Fingal County Council has ammended its planning in regard to night time flights on the airport’s new North Runway.
# Dublin Airport
DAA issues new passenger advice, reducing time to arrive at Dublin Airport before a flight
The operator has said that “virtually all passengers” have moved through security in 30 mins this month.
# airport chaos
Dublin Airport: Defence Forces to come off 'standby' and DAA has not sought extension to deal
Members have been trained to assist with security but have not yet been called in.
# Bye Bye Birdie
Shane Lowry's golf clubs missing in Dublin Airport
The 35-year-old has asked the DAA to locate his lost luggage and kit bag.
# Dublin Airport
Overflowing toilets and long queues: Passenger complaints about Dublin Airport at start of summer
Details of passengers’ experiences were released under FOI.
Correspondence sent to the Department of Transport shows the frustrations of those who used the airport in late May.
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has said the Government will not cut passenger numbers at the airport.
Dublin Airport says its plan to handle the summer surge is working
The airport authority issued an update to say that its improvements ahead of the summer period had “achieved their desired result”.
Officials seek meeting with US airlines group amid concerns over Dublin Airport delays
Taoiseach says the delays at Dublin Airport has not caused damage to Irish tourism.
# swerve
Dublin Airport sports facility narrowly avoids closure after discussions with DAA
ALSAA, home to around 40 sports clubs, had been told to vacate the premises by the end of the month.
# busy but moving
Dublin Airport running 'smoothly' following 'busy first wave' earlier today
The DAA said systems put in place to prevent significant backlogs have “worked very well”.
# Dublin Airport
DAA says Dublin Airport queue times now under ten minutes as things running 'very efficiently'
DAA spokesperson Graeme McQueen told The Journal the company is “fully concentrated” on making sure everyone flies out this weekend.
# airport chaos
Flying out of Dublin Airport? Packing light could save you some time
DAA has vowed to prevent a repeat of last weekend, but if you’re still worried, here’s some packing advice.
# T1/T2 Judgement day
Here's what to expect at Dublin Airport this weekend as drop-off road closes outside T1
The DAA has released its plan of how it intends to try to prevent further inordinate queues.
# airport chaos
DAA pleaded not to be hit with fines over lengthy queues
Correspondence shows that the Dublin Airport operator said any over-emphasis on queuing times risked the potential for non-compliance with stringent EU rules on security.
# up up and queue
There will have to be 'consequences' if DAA airport plan fails, warns minister
Dublin Airport Authority says it is ‘very, very confident’ passengers will not miss flights this weekend.
# gulf in service
Airport CEO defends using VIP private terminal to fly to Saudi Arabia on Saturday
Dalton Philips said he “came straight back” when the queueing chaos ensued the following day.
# holiday from hell
Dublin Airport 'holding areas' outside terminal building to be used for early passengers if needed
DAA chief executive Dalton Philips says he does not expect the system to be needed this weekend.
The holding areas, which will include car parks, are a contingency measure that are not expected this weekend.
DAA CEO Dalton Philips said he had "a high level of confidence" that last week's lengthy queues won't be repeated.
He acknowledged however that some people may be forced to queue outside.
DAA given until tomorrow morning to find solutions to airport chaos, ministers say