Monday, 16 April 2007

Public hearing on airport plans

A PUBLIC hearing into plans to open a second terminal at Dublin Airport begins today.

The hearing, expected to last ten days, will decide if permission should be granted for the €395m terminal which will be used by up to 15m passengers a year when it opens in 2009.

But even if planning permission is granted, the project could still be delayed. Low-cost airline Ryanair said last week it would seek a judicial review if An Bord Pleanala gave the terminal the go-ahead.

If that does not succeed, the airline said it would go to the European Court in a bid to halt the construction of the terminal on the grounds of "abuse of monopoly power".

Irish Independent

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