Aviation

Minister Ross facilitates the National Civil Aviation Development Forum Conference

Monday 20 February 2017

 

“Making Ireland the most competitive aviation country in the world”

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. delivered the opening address at the 1st National Civil Aviation Development Forum Conference at Dublin Castle today.

Minister Ross welcomed “the daa’s decision to proceed with the development of a second parallel runway at Dublin airport.”

Minister Ross announces €2.77m in grants for Regional Airports

Thursday 22 December 2016

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, announced today that his Department is allocating €2.77 million in funding support for the four regional airports in Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock, Kerry and Waterford.

Minister Ross said: “These grant allocations are being made under the Regional Airports Programme 2015-2019, which supports these airports with both capital and operational grants for projects and activities in the areas of safety and security.”

Capacity Review of Ireland’s State Airports

On 22 September 2016, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport announced a review into the future capacity needs at Ireland’s State Airports. This review was outlined as an objective to be undertaken in 2019 in the Department’s 2015 National Aviation Policy. However, given the recent growth in passenger numbers and future projected growth, Minister Ross decided to bring the review forward. The review concerns the long-term development of Ireland’s State Airports (Dublin, Cork and Shannon) to 2050.

Consultation on a Proposal for Amendment to National Legislation concerning Aviation Security Regulation and Related Matters

NOTICE OF A CONSULTATION ON A PROPOSAL FOR AMENDMENT TO NATIONAL LEGISLATION CONCERNING AVIATION SECURITY REGULATION AND RELATED MATTERS

 

On 1 January 2013, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport transferred certain of the Department’s aviation security regulation functions to the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) by means of the European Communities (Civil Aviation Security) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 (Statutory Instrument No. 551 of 2012).

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