Written answers

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

State Airports

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent)
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168. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if a meeting with the DAA and a group (details supplied) will be convened. [25789/18]

Photo of Shane RossShane Ross (Dublin Rathdown, Independent)
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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.


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