Passengers at Dublin Airport got a sneak preview of the airport's new €600m Terminal 2 today.
The futuristic T2 building, designed at the height of the Celtic Tiger boom and built with the very best materials that money can buy, is designed to handle up to 15 million passengers a year.
A new access road opened today that takes motorists through the centre of the soon-to-be opened T2 with its sleek design and soaring angles.
The Dublin Airport Authority insists T2 will help Ireland take advantage of the upturn when it arrives and that the new terminal will serve air travellers for the next 40 years and beyond.
From today, passengers being dropped off by private car at the existing passenger terminal, Terminal 1, will access that terminal via a new road that takes them through the centre of T2.