Extending passenger cap at Dublin Airport ‘flies in the face’ of national development strategy, Green TD says

Brian Leddin called for a review of Ireland’s aviation policy to align it with planning and development strategies

Fingal County Council received a long-awaited planning application from DAA on Friday to build a suite of infrastructure projects at Dublin Airport and increase passenger capacity to 40 million passengers per annum. Picture: Fergal Phillips

A planning application seeking to increase the passenger capacity at Dublin Airport by 8 million “flies in the face” of Ireland’s national planning framework, a Green TD has said.

Brian Leddin, the party’s spokesperson on transport, climate action and the environment, said that a proposal by the operator of Dublin Airport to expand its capacity “does not make sense”, as he called for a review of the country’s aviation policy to align it with national ...