Serious tensions between the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) and the new transport and tourism minister Leo Varadkar preceded the decision of DAA chairman David Dilger to resign.
The tensions related to plans by the new minister to hold down airport charges to try to boost passenger numbers.
This was in line with demands from Ryanair and Aer Lingus the two big airlines at airports under the DAA’s control, which include Cork and Shannon.
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