Construction of a second main runway at Dublin Airport was approved by the Fingal County Council Planning Dept. earlier this week. Dublin Airport Authority welcomed the decision, calling the runway "a vital component of the overall future development plans to enable the airport to handle in excess of 30 million passengers per annum." DAA said that based on current forecasts, the runway needs to be operational within the next 6-7 years. However, "it is expected that [it] will not be brought ...

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