John Gibbons: Time to confront that air travel is too cheap, not raise Dublin passenger cap

While DAA is touting shared bikes and insect hotels, the elephant in the room is that its major expansion plans will massively increase aviation emissions

Ireland’s population is “forecast to grow 25 per cent by the end of the decade”, thus justifying a similar expansion in airport capacity Picture: Fergal Phillips

Average global temperatures in the 12 months to the end of January 2024 have, for the first time in human history, breached the 1.5C danger line. This is “a stark warning of the urgency of the action required to limit climate change,” according to the Grantham Institute in London.

Make no mistake: we are on the very cusp of an unprecedented global ecological catastrophe. The only hope of avoiding disaster, according to the experts, are ...