33. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he will reconsider the appointment of Fingal County Council as the noise regulator for Dublin Airport in view of the response from local residents and the reliance the council has on rate-based income and the perception that the regulator needs to be seen as an independent stakeholder; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 17768/18 asked on 24 Apr 2018 - Airport Development Projects)

Deputy Brendan Ryan: There have been variations on this question today and on previous occasions, but I make no apology for raising it again. I want the Minister to reconsider this issue. It is my intention to remind him of the relationship that exists between Fingal and Dublin Airport. It is a commercial relationship and the decision should be reconsidered.
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526. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on a third terminal for Dublin Airport; his further views on whether one is needed; if so, his views on whether it should be run by the DAA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 35792/16 asked on 22 Nov 2016 - Airport Development Projects)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport (Deputy Shane Ross): My Department recently published a request for tenders for the provision of consultancy services to review the Future Capacity Needs at Ireland’s State Airports.  The review is about planning for the long-term development of Ireland’s State Airports to 2050. For each of the three airports, the study will identify the priorities and recommended timeframe for new infrastructure development or adjustments to existing infrastructure to ...

11. Deputy Brendan Ryan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his views on whether the building of a second runway in Dublin Airport will be designed and constructed to ensure it complements the delivery of metro north and to ensure the DAA liaises with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, TII, on an ongoing basis; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Question 32783/16 asked on 02 Nov 2016 - Airport Development Projects)

Deputy Brendan Ryan: I am asking the question from the point of view of metro north, which I support, and ensuring any other major projects at Dublin Airport do not delay or impact on the delivery of metro north. With a new runway on the horizon and planning permission granted for a large hotel beside Terminal 2, there is no shortage of major works planned for Dublin Airport. I want to ensure any plans have been metro north proofed.
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