Airport drop off charge should be scrapped- McAuliffe
11 March 2022
Fianna Fáil T.D for Dublin North West, Paul McAuliffe, has criticised the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) for their proposed charges on Dublin Airport car drop offs.
Fingal County Council has granted planning permission to the DAA to install the infrastructure and change internal roads at the airport to allow for the new paid zones scheme at T1 and T2 to proceed. A person dropping or collecting people from Dublin Airport would have to pay in the drop off zone.
“Dublin airport is very poorly serviced by public transport, there is no rail link and there is often a long queue for a taxi. There is no direct bus from the airport directly to Ballymun, Glasnevin or Finglas in Dublin North West, despite only being 10 kilometres away. If the metro project was more advanced and if there were better bus links from the airport, I could understand the DAA’s logic but until such a time as that’s the case this measure should be paused or scrapped. To charge someone collecting or dropping off their friend or family at the airport is bad for tourism in the city,” concluded McAuliffe.