Extra Dublin Airport security lifted

 

Additional security measures implemented at Dublin Airport last month following a security audit have now been lifted, the Department of Transport has confirmed.

The European Commission told the department that security deficiencies identified at the airport have been resolved satisfactorily and that the Article 15 restrictions have now been lifted.

The move follows an inspection by commission inspectors this week.

The commission imposed additional security procedures on aircraft leaving Dublin and arriving into other EU airports last month after it took formal proceedings to get the airport to address problems it had identified.

One of the two matters was addressed by the time the restrictions came into force, but the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) said at the time that the second would take about two months to address due to its “technical” nature.

In a statement issued by his department today, Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar welcomed the decision to lift the restrictions and expressed his appreciation at how the commission responded "so quickly" to the rectification measures which were put in place by the DAA.

Mr Varadkar said he was committed to ensuring "sustainable compliance" at Irish airports with all EU aviation security requirements.

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