Aviation Security

With effect from 1st January 2013, the Minister assigned responsibility for the monitoring of compliance with national and EU rules on aviation security to the Irish Aviation Authority (a role previously carried out by the Department until the end of 2012). The Department  retains overall responsibility for aviation security policy in Ireland and its existing aviation security obligations under all national and international legislation including the

  • Air Navigation and Transport Acts
  • ICAO Annex 17
  • The Member State functions outlined in all relevant EU Regulations, and 
  • ECAC Doc 30

The Department advises the Minister on aviation security policy matters and is responsible for the development and formulation of national policy in the field of aviation security.

The Department’s functions and responsibilities also include the following

  • Leading Ireland’s engagement and representation at international level on all aviation security matters including all negotiations in respect of the development and amendment of EU and other international legislation etc. 
  •  Drawing up, applying and maintaining the National Civil Aviation Security Programme (NCASP).
  • The development and maintenance of Ireland’s national risk assessment for aviation security issues.
  • The management and operation of the National Civil Aviation Security Committee.
  • The National Hijack Plan.

Relevant Legislation

Commission Regulation (EU) No 300/2008 amended by

Commission Regulation (EU) No 18/2010

Commission Regulation (EU)No 272/2009 amended by

Commission regulation No 297/2010

Commission regulation No 720/2011

Commission regulation No 1141/2011

Commission regulation No 245/2013

Commission Regulation (EU) No 1254/2009

Commission Regulation (EU) No 72/2010

Commission Regulation (EU) No 185/2010 amended by

Commission regulation No 357/2010

Commission regulation No 358/2010

Commission regulation No 573/2010

Commission regulation No 983/2010

Commission regulation No 334/2011

Commission regulation No 859/2011

Commission regulation No 1087/2011

Commission regulation No 1147/2011

Commission regulation No 173/2012

Commission regulation No 711/2012

Commission regulation No 1082/2012

Commission regulation No 104/2013

Commission regulation No 189/2013

Commission regulation No 246/2013

European Communities (Civil Aviation Security) Regulations 2003 (S.I. No. 226 of 2003) amended by

EC (Civil Aviation Security) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (S.I. No. 116 of 2008)

EC (Civil Aviation Security) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (S.I. No. 551 of 2012)