Dáil debates

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:40 pm

Photo of Cathal CroweCathal Crowe (Clare, Fianna Fail) | Oireachtas source

I wish to raise a pertinent issue regarding air traffic controllers. Many Members have received emails over the past week from air traffic controllers in Shannon, Cork and Dublin in which they outline a litany of industrial relations disputes they are having with the Irish Aviation Authority, IAA. There is an internal mechanism in the Irish Aviation Authority for handling disputes but most at this point agree that it will not be resolved there.

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Given the IAA's strategic role in managing Irish airspace, including guiding aircraft in from the transatlantic routes, I ask that there be ministerial oversight and that, through the Department of Transport, we consider appointing an independent mediator to resolve this problem in everyone's interest.


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