Implications of additional runway for Dublin North

Portmarnock and Malahide residents air their views about the construction of a new runway at Dublin airport, and the implications of this development for communities in Dublin North.

According to Matthew Harley of United Portmarnock Residents Opposing Another Runway (UPROAR), "alternatives [to the runway], including a second airport for the Greater Dublin Area, have not been properly assessed as required under the Government's own Value for Money guidelines".


Harley added:  "Fine Gael, Labour and the Green Party agree that alternatives must be seriously studied. UPROAR has shown that the Dublin Airport expansion plan will mean a waste of EUR4.5 billion, at least, while a second Dublin airport would be an economic, environmental and social plus."






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