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Protest Held At Dublin Airport As Work On New Runway Begins

Brendan O'Loughlin
Brendan O'Loughlin

02:26 14 Feb 2019

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People living near Dublin Airport have held a protest as work begins on its new runway.

The North Runway will have the surface area of 25 Croke Park pitches when it opens in early in 2021.

It's felt to have a critical role in helping increase business and tourism not just in Dublin, but across Ireland.

Dublin Airport bosses aren't happy with some rules attached to its planning permission.

It could mean that a limit is placed on the number of flights that can operate early in the morning.

Dublin Airport North Runway

The St Margaret's Concerned Residents Group are against the €320m project.

One member, Sheila Morris, described offers made for their homes as "absolutely worthless".

Dalton Philips from the DAA said the company has listened local residents' concerns.

He said the company has "offered voluntary purchase house dwelling schemes" and "insulation schemes".

About 250 homes around Dublin Airport are affected by the building of the new runway.

Tourism bosses are excited about the project.

Eoghan O’Mara Walsh from The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation described it as "vital".

"It’s a key sector of the economy and it must be enabled and supported", he said.

He re-iterated calls for usage restrictions attached to the new runway to be "amended urgently".

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