Terminal 2 contract handed to the DAA
TRANSPORT Minister Noel Dempsey will allow the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to operate the new terminal at Dublin Airport without putting the service out to tender.
His announcement comes despite an assurance from the Government in 2005 that a tender process would secure the best deal available.
The decision, which was made public by the Minister yesterday, was criticised by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, who has continually lambasted the new terminal.
"Noel Dempsey has decided to do away with this fig leaf of competition and simply award the contract to the DAA," said Mr O'Leary.
He added that the decision came as "no surprise".