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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Dublin Airport

This week
26th November 2023 - 30th November 2023
Prosecutors granted two months to prepare for trial of man accused of flying drone at Dublin Airport
It is alleged that Eric Brills (50) unlawfully interfered with the operation of air navigation facilities at Dublin Airport by operating a drone in the 300-metre critical area.
Last week
19th November 2023 - 25th November 2023
Irish troops arrive home from Lebanon deployment as UNIFIL confirms attack on peacekeepers
The soldiers from the 122nd Infantry Battalion had a busy time in recent weeks during which Israeli forces traded fire with Hezbollah militants in the area.
Dublin Airport operator warns passenger cap could impact flights for major sporting events
DAA CEO Kenny Jacobs said a cap on passenger numbers would reduce connectivity and move flights to other hubs.
'Finally, we did it': Irish-Palestinian father reunites with his children at Dublin Airport
Khalid El Estal thanked people who helped him.
This month
November 2023
Confirmation that 24 Irish citizens and dependents left Gaza yesterday as some arrive home today
Fifty Irish citizens and dependants have left Gaza in recent days.
Man arrested at Dublin Airport as part of investigation into trafficking for sexual exploitation
The detained individual is currently being held at a west Dublin Garda Station, where he may be detained for up to seven days.
€660,000 worth of cannabis seized from passenger at Dublin Airport
A search of the man’s baggage revealed 33 kilos of the drug.
Gardaí arrest man, 40s, in investigation into assault on woman near Dublin Airport
The woman was discovered with serious injuries along the R108 in Huntstown on 20 October.
'Full emergency' declared at Dublin airport as smoke reported in plane cockpit
Three crew members were on board the plane but nobody was injured in the incident.
Last month
October 2023
Cannabis herb worth €3.7m seized in Dublin Airport after Canada cargo flight
The drugs were marked as ‘Work Shoes’ and ‘Spray Overalls’.
Gardaí investigating assault on woman near Dublin Airport
The woman was discovered with serious injuries at around 8am yesterday morning.
51kg of cannabis herb found in bag search of passengers arriving from the US
The drugs are estimated to be worth over €1m
Aer Lingus to Minister: Ireland would suffer 'reputational damage' over night-flight restrictions
The airline asked the Government to intervene in Dublin Airport planning row.
Housing Minister says Dublin Airport's North Runway 'using flight paths that weren’t agreed'
A report by
Jane Matthews
Darragh O’Brien said residents cannot go outside at the moment in some areas because of the noise.
September 2023
Ryanair to cancel several flights from October due to Boeing delivery delays
The number of Ryanair aircraft based in Dublin will be reduced by two.
'It is incredibly disruptive': Householders' soaring stress levels over nighttime flights
A report by
Jane Moore
Details of complaints to the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority were released under FOI.
‘Driven to despair’: Random airport stabbing was ‘cry for help,’ court told
The Irish citizen originally from Angola appeared at Dublin District Court today when Judge John Campbell refused bail and held him in custody.
Ryanair's decision to cut Dublin Airport winter schedule based on 'false' claims, says DAA
DAA said regulated charges at the airport are set to rise by only 6% in 2024, not 45% as Ryanair claimed.
Airport stabbing was 'random, unprovoked' attack, gardaí believe
One man in his 50s was stabbed in an apparently unprovoked incident outside the entrance to Terminal One.
Man arrested after stabbing incident at Dublin Airport
It’s understood a man was stabbed a number of times outside Terminal 1.
Co-owner prepared to sell Dublin Airport land to international fund as DAA says 'good luck'
The co-owner of the land said he is prepared to go to court to see a private terminal gain access to the airport’s runways.
Dublin Airport authority given legal permission to deter and take down drones
The new powers come after a number of incidents involving drones at the airport earlier this year.
Kerry military enthusiast has trial date set over machine gun component in luggage
Registered firearms trader Patrick O’Mahony Jr faces a single charge for possessing a bolt from a Browning machine gun.
Dublin Airport 'still interested' in buying land between two runways, but only at 'realistic value'
Daa CEO Kenny Jacobs was speaking at the launch of new study, which found that the airport contributes €9.6 billion in value to the Irish economy.
Woman arrested at airport over cannabis seizure thought she was transporting handbags, court hears
Garda Tom McLoughlin alleged the accused had two suitcases and there was a “deliberate attempt to conceal 37kg of cannabis”.
Herbal cannabis and suspected ketamine worth €1.3 million seized at Dublin Airport
The drugs were seized as part of two separate intelligence-led operations on Saturday.
August 2023
UK air traffic services says fault was caused by flight data it received
There are no indications that the failure was caused by a cyber-attack, according to the UK’s National Air Traffic Services (Nats).
Michael O'Leary said Ryanair had to cancel 250 flights yesterday, with a further 70 flights axed today following the incident.
Flights "to, from and over the UK" have been delayed or cancelled today, a spokesperson for Dublin Airport said.
Dublin Airport has waived any car parking fees for customers returning to the airport as a result of delays.
15 noise measuring systems installed in areas around Dublin Airport
Noise levels in the residential areas around the airport has been a bone of contention in recent months.
More than 100 flights to and from Irish airports cancelled due to UK air traffic control fault
The UK’s National Air Traffic Service (NATS) has said that the cause of the technical fault will be investigated “very thoroughly”.
Consumer protection watchdog opens in-depth investigation into Dublin Airport car park acquisition
It follows a preliminary investigation and a number of third party submissions to the CCPC about the proposal.
Dublin Airport brings High Court challenge against order to reduce night time flights
An enforcement order was issued against the daa for allegedly breaching the terms of planning permission.
Analysis: What are the pros and cons of allowing DAA's proposed car park monopoly?
Catarina Marvão looks at what DAA’s plan to buy a private carpark near Dublin Airport would mean for consumers.
Dublin Airport bound flights diverted to Belfast due to drone sighting
The public has been reminded that it is illegal to fly drones within 5km of the airport.
Ryanair says Dublin Airport could face 'mass cancellations' if night-time flights are restricted
Fingal County Council has ordered DAA to restrict the number of flights between 11pm and 7am.
Dublin Airport records busiest-ever day with over 120,000 passengers passing through
Some 3.4 million people went through the airport in July.
Fingal County Council orders Dublin Airport to reduce number of night flights within six weeks
The enforcement notices requires daa to reduce the number of flights between 11pm and 7am at the airport to 65.
July 2023
Man (20s) arrested after €700,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized at Dublin Airport
Revenue officers made the discovery after searching the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight from Canada.
Council refuses permission for Dublin Airport to expand US customs pre-clearance facility
Fingal County Council decided it would be premature pending consideration of the road network to serve the area.
Man refused bail over €340k cannabis seizure at Dublin Airport after flight from LA
A garda told the court that customs officers detected the drugs in a suitcase, and she alleged the accused was ‘caught red-handed’.
Man (30s) arrested after €340,000 worth of herbal cannabis seized at Dublin Airport
The drugs were found when Revenue officers stopped and searched the baggage of a passenger who had disembarked a flight from Los Angeles.