DAA, previously Dublin Airport Authority, is a commercial semi-state airport company that owns and operates Dublin Airport and Cork Airport.
A large majority of people believe the Army should be drafted in to help at Dublin Airport, according to a Sunday Independent/Ireland Thinks opinion poll, as cancelled flights, missing baggage and long delays caused further significant disruption at the airport this weekend.
Michael O’Leary has a very annoying habit. The chief executive of Ryanair knows the aviation business. He gets right up the noses of most transport ministers past and present (not this one) because he has no respect for their political cowardice or their reluctance to tackle fundamental problems. Small problems like the DAA itself. Small problems like the Dublin A irport operator’s continued insistence on putting the passenger at the bottom of the list. Small problems like its complete lack of foresight.
A Tipperary couple were heading off on their honeymoon for the second time in two days yesterday evening, after their Aer Lingus flight was cancelled at the last minute on Wednesday.
There was the time I left my credit card at the perfume counter before having it returned by the sales assistant who rushed to the departure gate and caught me, still oblivious to my loss, just as I was about to board my flight.
Further delays at Dublin Airport this weekend were put down to the fact that every passenger going through had to be interviewed by a radio, television or print journalist about how early they had arrived and what they felt about delays. One man missed his flight because he was delayed so long giving a radio v ox p op on how he had turned up seven hours early.
As I write, I’m sitting outside a cabin on Lake Garda where my family, my parents and another family are on holiday. We’ve been here for four days and one topic of conversation has dominated: Dublin Airport.
What if it is correct that there is a consensus for Ireland to join an EU army (‘Varadkar confident he could secure a Yes vote for Ireland to join EU army’, Irish Independent, June 1)? The implication here is that under the present administration, what the people want, the people get. Really?
Passengers at Dublin Airport will have to keep removing laptops, iPads, liquids, aerosols and baby food from their luggage for another 12 to 18 months, until new, more sophisticated baggage scanners are installed, the Irish Independent can reveal.
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