Proposal To Relax Laws Around Noise Reduction At Dublin Airport


Less strict laws around noise reduction at Dublin Airport are being brought to cabinet this morning.

A review of planning terms for the runway is set to be approved by the government.

Transport Minister Shane Ross is proposing new laws should be drafted around noise reduction, for the planned new runway at Dublin Airport.


According to the Irish Times, the DAA has warned the whole airport could be put at commercial risk, if the strip is built under the 2007 planning conditions.

The rules put in place for the benefit of local residents would mean cutting night time flights by a third.

But it’s claimed the resulting loss in passenger numbers would cost the airport €3.5 million by 2025.

The minister agrees with the DAA and is to present proposals for a review to the cabinet this morning.