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Dublin Residents Complain Of Loud Noise From New Runway

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:34 2 Sep 2022

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People living around Dublin Airport say there's been a huge spike in noise pollution on the back of the new runway opening last week.

There was a big turnout of residents at a public meeting in Coolquay Lodge at the Ward in North County Dublin last night.

They say houses that were never meant to be on any flight path are now being hit by noise levels of over 90 Decibels.

Councillor Dean Mulligan was there. He says locals feel the level of noise is much worse than expected;

"We anticipated this. We didn't anticipate them altering their flight paths to the extent that they did which has had a massive public outcry across communities far outside the vicinity of the airport, far, far far outside the vicinity of the noise insulation scheme."

The first flight on the new €320 million runway took off last Wednesday.

Homeowners close to the airport have been told they can apply for a €20,000 grant to soundproof their properties. But residents say it won't go far enough and doesn't cover all of the homes being disturbed.

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