Ó Céidigh – A second Dublin airport
Senator Pádraig Ó Céidigh calls for a discussion in relation to considering a second Dublin Airport.
Speaking today in the Seanad, Senator Ó Céidigh suggested a second Dublin Airport as a possible solution to the anticipating growth in passenger numbers and the increasing rotations.
“29.6 million passengers traveled through Dublin Airport in 2017. It has already reached capacity at peak times. The DAA plans for 40 million passengers per year by the mid 2020s or 50 million passengers per year by the mid 2040s.”
Ó Céidigh noted that “Baldonnell is a possible location with open farmland mostly flat in character and free of dense housing. A second airport will bring huge employment to this region. The population of the greater Dublin area is more than 1.9 million people. A second airport strategically located in South Dublin will serve the south east region. I ask that we open the debate and discuss robustly”