NOISE LEGISLATION FOR AIRPORTS NEEDS TO BE FAST TRACKED

20 July 2016

Brendan Ryan, Labour Party TD for Dublin Fingal, has called on the Minister for Transport to fast track an EU Regulation on noise related operating restrictions at Airports. The regulation came into force on the 13 June but needs a Government Statutory Instrument to give practical effect to the Regulation in Ireland.


Ryan “I raised this matter in a Dáil question conscious of the concerns and worries of residents in Swords, Portmarnock, Saint Margaret’s and elsewhere to the North Runway plan from the daa. The EU Regulation calls for a “Balanced Approach” to noise management. This is exactly what the majority of residents in North County Dublin want in relation to the expansion of Dublin Airport. People recognise the economic benefit and the potential for more jobs but this needs to be balanced with a right for residents to have a peaceful living environment with controls over noise pollution. I am asking the Minister to push ahead with this Regulation and give effect through a Statutory Instrument as soon as possible.