Two legal suits hope to ground runway plan

Fingal County Council granted a five-year extension to the ten-year planning permission originally granted to the DAA

12th March, 2017
An existing runway at Dublin airport

Two separate High Court actions have been launched by north Dublin residents challenging plans for a €320 million runway at Dublin Airport.

On Wednesday, Fingal County Council granted a five-year extension to the ten-year planning permission originally granted to the DAA (formerly known as the Dublin Airport Authority) in 2007.

The recession, and a related dip in passenger numbers at the airport, saw construction of the north runway put on hold. However, preliminary works on the...

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