Second Runway at Dublin Airport Major Benefit for National Economy

Chambers Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Dublin Airport Authority to progress its plans to develop a second runway at Dublin Airport.

Commenting on the announcement, Ian Talbot, Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland, said, “This is a vital piece of national infrastructure that will support the continued growth of Ireland’s economy. Ireland is fundamentally a trading economy, and as an island nation, we must strive to ensure that we have the international air connectivity necessary to allow our businesses to grow and create jobs.

Consequently a second runway at Dublin Airport is essential for the future growth of our economy. Expanding the capacity at Dublin Airport will increase international connectivity, grow access to external markets for Irish business and bolsters our ability to attract Foreign Direct Investment. The additional capacity will also support the continued growth of our tourism industry, which is so vital for economic growth and jobs throughout the regions. Construction will also create a significant, valuable jobs boost.

For too long our infrastructure build has had to play catch-up with our actual needs due in part to the complexity of planning. We welcome the decision to proceed with this vital piece of infrastructure on a timely basis. ” he concluded.