• Fingal Chamber welcomes commencement of the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority's public consultation on Dublin Airport’s new North Runway

    Fingal Chamber of Commerce welcomes the commencement of the Aircraft Noise Competent Authority’s (ANCA) 14-week public consultation process regarding nighttime restrictions on Dublin Airport’s new North Runway.

    Welcoming this consultation phase in the delivery of North Runway, Fingal Chamber, CEO Anthony Cooney said that now, more than ever it is critically important that the right decision is taken to enable Dublin Airport the operational flexibility to grow so that local and national businesses can build resilience and flourish. 

    “Dublin Airport is the economic engine of Fingal supporting more than 20,000 direct jobs on its campus. It is Ireland’s main international gateway providing vital connectivity across the globe, supporting Irish trade, tourism, and foreign direct investment.

    “The delivery of North Runway is a key recommendation of the Government’s National Aviation Policy and it needs operational flexibility to significantly expand connectivity at Dublin Airport, further developing it as a gateway between Europe and North America,” said Mr. Cooney.

    The original planning conditions, which date from the grant of planning permission in 2007, placed an overall limit of 65 aircraft movements across the entire airport campus between 11pm and 7pm. In 2019 before COVID19 arrived, Dublin Airport had its busiest year ever welcoming almost 33 million passengers. That year, even before the addition of North Runway, there was an average of about 100 aircraft movements during that time period.

    “Everyone benefits from the success of Dublin Airport whether it’s employment, connecting family and friends, enabling businesses to grow, to supporting suppliers and innovation and it’s critically important the right decision is made for the future of the airport for generations to come,” Mr. Cooney added.

    Details of ANCA’s consultation period can be accessed here: https://www.fingal.ie/news/managing-aircraft-noise-dublin-airport-have-your-say-public-consultation