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Written Answers. - Traffic Congestion.

Tuesday, 26 November 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 1

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 78. Mr. Sargent Information on Trevor Sargent Zoom on Trevor Sargent  asked the Minister for Transport Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan  if he has evaluated the chaos in store for traffic access to and from Dublin Airport if it is permitted to grow from 18 million passengers to a forecast of over 40 million per annum should the Aer Rianta proposal for a fourth runway be realised; his views on whether it is in the interests of the country to decentralise air traffic; and if he will give consideration to an airport to the south-west of Dublin or in the midlands. [23542/02]

Minister for Transport (Mr. Brennan): Information on Seamus Brennan Zoom on Seamus Brennan The issues which the Deputy has raised will continue to be kept under review in my Department. At present, however, I am of the view that provided current plans for major public transport infrastructure and services and for complementary traffic management measures are implemented in the coming years, the surface access issues should not prevent Dublin Airport continuing to grow in response to national economic growth. On that basis, I am not considering another airport in the midlands or the Dublin region.

Question No. 79 answered with Question No. 66.

Questions Nos. 80 and 81 answered with Question No. 60.

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