Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has announced that the European Commission has confirmed to his Department that both security deficiencies identified at Dublin Airport have now been resolved and that the Article 15 restrictions have been lifted.
The two deficiencies which gave rise to additional security procedures being imposed on flights departing from Dublin have been addressed to the satisfaction of the European Commission.
This development follows a further inspection by European Commission inspectors this week. As a result, the Commission has lifted the procedures which it had imposed on Dublin Airport.
Minister Varadkar has welcomed the Commission’s decision and expressed his appreciation at how the Commission responded so quickly to the rectification measures which were put in place by the Dublin Airport Authority.
The Minister reiterated his commitment to ensuring sustainable compliance at Irish airports with all EU aviation security requirements.
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