Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Questions (21)

Timmy Dooley

Question:

21. Deputy Timmy Dooley asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the need for a second runway at Dublin Airport; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39245/15]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The National Aviation Policy (NAP), which was published last August, refers to the need to commence the process to develop a second parallel runway at Dublin Airport, as well as other infrastructure developments, to ensure that adequate runway capacity is available at the airport when it is needed. As the Deputy is aware, the NAP was through two extensive rounds of public consultation with stakeholders.

daa, which has statutory responsibility to operate, manage and develop the airport, is currently examining the various options regarding the delivery of such a runway.