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Security restrictions lifted at Dublin Airport after it passes second audit

EXTRA security restrictions imposed on Dublin Airport after it failed a European Commission audit have been lifted, it was revealed today.

It follows an inspection of airport security by EC officials earlier this week.

Transport minister Leo Varadkar told RTÉ’s Today with Pat Kenny that "the EC were in town two days ago, and we've passed the audit this time."

The transport hub failed an audit last month after being handpicked to test new screening regimes for passengers travelling on to further destinations.

At the time Mr Varadkar said he took the concerns raised very seriously.

Both the minister and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) refused to explain in detail the lapses identified during the European audit on security grounds.