Climate & Environment

Joe Gill: Capping Dublin Airport is myopic, there needs to be a sustainable solution

We need to champion environmental innovation in Irish aviation as we allow the sector to grow

Air connectivity and commercial aviation lie at the heart of strategic thinking for Ireland Picture: Getty

On January 27 Pedro Sanchez, the Prime Minister of Spain, hosted a high profile press conference. At it he proudly announced a €2.6 billion expansion plan for Madrid airport, a key investment in support of the Spanish economy and its critically important tourism sector. The strategic value of aviation is explicitly recognised by the Spanish government, a leader in the EU environmental agenda.

Tourism is a cornerstone industry in Ireland, accounting for over 6 per ...