Minister Ross publishes draft laws to reform Ireland’s Aviation Regulation Regime

The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Shane Ross T.D. has published the General Scheme of the Air Navigation and Transport Bill 2019, which was approved by Government this week. The Bill includes reforms and enhancements to aviation regulation in Ireland which will help maintain Ireland’s position at the forefront of this hugely important global industry.  

Minister Ross announces funding for Regional Airports

Tuesday 11 June 2019

The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., announced today that he is making an initial allocation of over €8.85 million in Exchequer grants to the airports of Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock and Kerry under his Department’s Regional Airports Programme.

The allocations, which will go towards capital investment in the areas of safety and security, are being provided to each of the airports as follows:

Airport                     Grant Allocation(€)

Donegal                    884,912

New noise regulator will hear the voices of residents, says Minister Ross.

Shane Ross, TD Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport welcomed the enactment of the Aircraft Noise (Dublin Airport) Regulation Act 2019 which was signed into law by President Higgins this week.

Following publication of the Act, Minister Ross said, “a vital piece of law has finally been passed. The concerns of residents and local businesses have been heeded.”



Flight Authorisations for UK Air Carriers

The European Union (EU) has published a regulation ("the Regulation") to lay down provisional measures to govern air services between the EU and the United Kingdom (UK) following the UK's withdrawal from the EU in a no-deal scenario:

Regulation (EU) 2019/502 on common rules ensuring basic air connectivity with regard to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the Union

Minister Ross convenes special meeting of the National Civil Aviation Threat and Risk Group

The Minister for Transport, Sport and Tourism Shane Ross, T.D. has called a special meeting of the National Civil Aviation Threat and Risk Group for tomorrow (Thursday 10 January 2018) to assess and advise him on the recent incidents at UK airports involving possible drone activity and the implications for Irish airports.  The Group - which will be chaired by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport – involves the Irish Aviation Authority, the State airports, Irish airlines, the Departments of Justice and Foreign Affairs, An Garda Síochána and the Defence Forces.


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