Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Ceisteanna (217, 221)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

217. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on the decision by the Dublin Airport Authority to seek payment from taxi drivers in August 2020 for the full following year for access to Dublin Airport; if he will intervene with the authority in view of the fact that many taxi drivers are still on benefits such as the pandemic unemployment payment due to the fact the business has suffered a catastrophic collapse and many drivers will struggle to pay the full years' fees in advance; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15244/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Catherine Murphy

Ceist:

221. Deputy Catherine Murphy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of taxi permits issued by the Dublin Airport Authority to taxi drivers in each of the years 2018, 2019 and to date in 2020, in tabular form. [15265/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 217 and 221 together.

The issues raised are operational matters for daa which has statutory responsibility for the management and operation of Dublin Airport. I have therefore forwarded your question to the Company for direct reply. If the Deputy does not receive a reply within ten working days, please advise my Private Office.