Green TD: DAA ‘needs to accept’ there’s a limit to number of flights Dublin Airport can handle

The Green Party Minister Joe O’Brien becomes latest party member to raise concerns about proposed lifting of passenger cap at Dublin airport

Joe O’Brien, the Green Party TD, has become the latest member of his party to air concerns over the proposed lifting of the flight cap at Dublin Airport. Picture: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Joe O’Brien has become the latest Green Party politician to raise concerns about any lifting of the passenger number cap at Dublin airport.

O’Brien, TD in Dublin Airport’s Fingal constituency and Minister of State for Integration and Community Development, joins his Green Party colleagues Steven Matthews, Brian Leddin and Ciaran Cuffe in expressing concerns about lifting passenger cap numbers at Dublin Airport, for environmental as well as regional development reasons.

The Green Party has been responding to recent comments from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Kenny Jacobs, the chief executive of the Dublin Airport Authority, who both have said a lifting of the 32 million passenger cap at the airport was necessary for economic expansion, connectivity and tourism.