Saturday 20 January 2018

Brennan's 'fresh start' stifled by DAA's grip on budgets

John Mulligan

John Mulligan

IT'S only eight years since a radical restructuring of the three state-owned airports was billed as a "fresh start" for Shannon and Cork.



In summer 2004 the late Seamus Brennan, who was then transport minister, outlined to the Dail the reasons for eradicating the Aer Rianta umbrella company that had been in existence since 1937.

"The restructuring is designed to strengthen and expand each of three airports and to give both Shannon and Cork a fresh start," he told concerned opposition TDs who quizzed him on the new State Airports Bill that was about to be enacted.

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