Appeal Lodged Over Dublin Airp...


Appeal Lodged Over Dublin Airport Toll Plan

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

08:16 6 Apr 2022

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A new tolling system planned for Dublin Airport has been described as a "money-grabbing exercise".

Fingal councillor Joe Newman has lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála against the proposal to have paid pick-up and drop-off points outside the terminals.

Permission was granted last month, with the airport authority saying it's part of a sustainability agenda.

Fine Gael Senator Emer Currie is against the move and lodged a submission as part of Councillor Newman's appeal;

"It's to encourage public transport but I think there have been a lot of scratched heads because there isn't enough public transport links at the airport at the moment. Even in my own area, which is Dublin 15, not too far from the airport, we're not going to see links until at least 2024."

She went on to say that it removes the personal touch, turning it into a money grab;

"I just don't think that's a good look for the daa either, they make such a big deal about Christmas and welcoming people home."


In a statement, the daa says it notes the appeal but that its top priority at the moment is to "ensure a speedy return to the exceptional passenger experience that people have come to expect from Dublin Airport."

It says it's working to restore efficient operations at the airport "as passengers numbers rebound following two years of very low numbers due to the pandemic."

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