Justice Minister Urges Dublin Airport To Extend Passport Control

Elaine Stenson
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The Justice Minister is urging Dublin Airport to consider building extensions to its Passport Control section.

It’s after hundreds of passengers were stuck in long queues for several hours yesterday waiting to get through the passport area.

Dublin Airport Authority apologised for the delays but said the section is operated by the immigration service at the Department of Justice.

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New passport e-gates, designed to speed up the process were launched on Saturday, but they aren’t currently in operation in Terminal 2.

Minister Charlie Flanagan says if Dublin Airport extends the Passport section, he’ll bring in more staff.