Consultation on the Independent Review of Airport Charges Regulation in Ireland

The National Aviation Policy (NAP), which was published in August 2015, commits to an independent review of airport charges regulation. Indecon Economic Consultants, who were engaged by the Department to undertake this work, completed its review of airport charges regulation in Ireland in December 2015.

In light of the publication of this report, and to frame the future policy and implementation of airport charges in Ireland, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is running a consultation, for stakeholders in Ireland, over the coming weeks. It is proposed, following the consultation process, to prepare a policy statement on airport charges for submission to Government before the end of 2016.

The report, along with an accompanying consultation document, which should be read together, can be found below. Submissions are invited in relation to the issues identified in the consultation document or any other issues which are relevant to the review. All submissions should be received at the latest by 17.00 on Friday, 29 July 2016. Submissions should be sent directly to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, via email to samanthadevitt@dttas.ie.

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.

Press statement on funding for Knock Airport

Monday 15 February 2016

As part of its on-going engagement with the regional airports, officials of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport met with representatives of Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock (IWAK), Kerry and Waterford airports today, Monday 15th February. The implementation of the Department’s new Regional Airports Programme was reviewed and the meeting provided the airports with the opportunity to seek clarifications on issues of interest.

Speech by Minister Donohoe at the launch of the National Civil Aviation Development Forum

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Good morning and welcome all. It gives me great pleasure to be here this morning to launch the National Civil Aviation Development Forum. I would like to thank Eamonn and his team here at the IAA for hosting this event.

We are all very aware of the importance of the aviation sector to Ireland. We know that Aviation is a key economic driver contributing over €4bn directly to Ireland’s GDP.

Minister Donohoe launches National Civil Aviation Development Forum

Monday 01 February 2016

Acts on commitment made in the National Aviation Policy

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, today (Monday) launched the National Civil Aviation Development Forum at the headquarters of the Irish Aviation Authority in Dublin. The event was attended by representatives of airlines, airports, aircraft leasing companies, the public sector, academic institutions, and other bodies.  


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