Exclusive: DAA taking council to court in bid to block flight-restriction order

Cabinet minister warns of order’s ‘very serious economic consequences’ for the country while DAA is believed to be ‘reasonably confident’ that flight restrictions will not go ahead

The opening of Dublin Airport’s new runway has coincided with a spike in noise complaints to DAA in 2022, which almost doubled in 2022 to just over 26,000 complaints. Picture: Getty

DAA, the operator of Dublin airport, is set to take High Court action this week in a bid to block Fingal County Council’s order to restrict night-time flights at the country’s largest airport, the Business Post can reveal.

Legal teams for the airport operator were working over the weekend, with DAA poised to seek a stay on the enforcement order from the council until it receives further information on the exact reason behind the decision.