Airports break-up remains stalled

It is three and a half years since Seamus Brennan, then minister for transport, declared war on Aer Rianta, the aviation fiefdom of Noel Hanlon.

20th January, 2007

It is three and a half years since Seamus Brennan, then minister for transport, declared war on Aer Rianta, the aviation fiefdom of Noel Hanlon. The planned break-up of the state airport authority into three competing companies still hasn’t happened.

With a general election just a matter of months away, the tough decisions that need to be made in order for this full separation to happen remain unlikely in the short term.

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