Dublin Airport to seek judicial review against council as flight-restriction order is paused

Fingal County Council’s enforcement ruling to limit night time flights by 40 per cent was deemed a breach of fair procedure

DAA has claimed the local authority failed to file any supporting documentation around its reasons for the enforcement action on the planning register. Picture: Getty

DAA, the operator of Dublin airport, has been granted leave to seek a judicial review against Fingal County Council’s decision to limit night time flights between 11pm and 7am to 65 flights or less on the grounds that it is an “unreasoned and incomplete decision” and a breach of fair procedure.

During a special sitting of the High Court on Tuesday evening, Justice Conor Dignam granted the semi-state agency leave to apply for judicial review ...