Consultation on the Independent Review of Capacity Needs of Ireland’s State Airports

The National Aviation Policy (NAP), published in August 2015, commits to an independent Review of the Capacity Needs of Ireland’s State Airports. Oxford Economics and Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA), who were engaged by the Department to undertake this work, completed the Review earlier this year. The Review* was published by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Shane Ross, TD on 26 October 2018.

In light of the publication of this Review, and to inform recommendations on the future development of Ireland’s State airports, and Dublin Airport in particular, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, on behalf of the Minister, is now commencing a consultation with stakeholders and invites you to send us your views on the Review. It is anticipated, following the consultation process, that a policy statement on airport development will be decided by Government in early 2019.

The Review can be found here. All submissions in respect of the Review should be received at the latest by 17.00 on Friday, 21 December 2018. Submissions should be sent direct to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, via email, to

Please note that, in line with established practice for public consultation, and subject to considerations of confidentiality, submissions will be published on the Department’s website and are subject to Freedom of Information legislation.