Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Questions (168)

Clare Daly


168. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a meeting with the DAA and a group (details supplied) will be convened. [25789/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

As the Deputy is aware, the daa has statutory responsibility to manage, operate and develop Dublin Airport, including the North Runway project. The Deputy will also be aware that I have met previously with residents’ groups in relation to the second runway at Dublin Airport and ensured that their concerns were brought to the attention of daa. I have always made myself available to meet with such groups.

As I have previously stated, legal proceedings are still ongoing on this matter and it would therefore be inappropriate for me to comment further on issues to which these proceedings relate. I have also given an undertaking to arrange for the provision of any information that is appropriate to release when the litigation is concluded. However, I will, of course, be prepared to consider meeting with the group concerned if they have other issues which they wish to discuss with me.