From the Editor

This week: Homeowners told to accept price drops, Dublin Airport dilemma rolls on

This week’s e-reader also includes a look at the plans to restrict cars in Dublin city and the tributes to the late John Bruton

Dear reader,

In a week where we saw a lot of hot air around Dublin Airport, today we get to the heart of the matter with the very best in news, analysis and comment on the controversial 32 million passenger cap.

Today, Joe Gill and John Gibbons go head-to-head arguing out the tensions between the economic and environmental pressures that lay behind the plans to increase the cap to 40 million passengers a year.

Ellie Donnelly also speaks to Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary who has issued a stark warning that in light of the controversy, a resolution to the planning cap could be four years away.

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Our lead story from Killian Woods is based on a dramatic intervention from the head of the State’s Housing Agency who has said that house prices will have to fall if the housing crisis is to be solved.

The country said goodbye to former Taoiseach John Bruton and Matt Cooper assess his legacy in full.

Dublin City Council’s plan to ban and limit private cars from the city centre comes under the spotlight with Daniel Murray writing that some onlookers now consider the Green Party to be entering “kamikaze mode” with its plan to reimagine how our roads are used.

Our new political correspondent Cónal Thomas explores the future for Fianna Fáil’s once great hope Lisa Chambers having failed to secure her party’s nomination to stand in this summer’s European election.

From the US, Marion McKeon has the latest on the furore around the questions being asked about US President Joe Biden’s fitness for office and his age.

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Daniel McConnell, Editor

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