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Dublin Airport: complaints are exceeding 1,000 each year

Dublin Airport: complaints are exceeding 1,000 each year

Dublin Airport: complaints are exceeding 1,000 each year

Dublin Airport's new noise regulator has been left with its first and only case unresolved after six months.

The regulator, the Airport Noise Competent Authority (ANCA), is in protracted correspondence with the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) over the amount of information it needs to make a determination on the noise implications of DAA plans to increase passenger numbers from 32 million a year to 35 million.

In the meantime, the planning authority, Fingal County Council, cannot decide whether to approve or refuse the increase in passenger numbers until it knows the ANCA's views.