Fine Gael Called For Independent Investigation Of Dublin Airport Security In 2005 – So Why Not Now?
Ryanair, Ireland’s largest airline, today (16 May) called on Fine Gael Transport Minister Leo Varadkar to honour his party’s 2005 call for an independent audit of Dublin Airport security which it made in opposition, when Dublin Airport last failed an EU security audit.
The Dept of Transport and DAA monopoly are jointly responsible for these repeated security audit failures and Ryanair agrees with Fine Gael that these failures should be subject to an independent audit of Dublin Airport security.
Ryanair’s Stephen McNamara said
“With this second security audit failure in just 7 years the DAA and DOT are clearly not fit for purpose and we believe that Fine Gael in government should now honour their 2005 call for an independent audit into these security audit failures at Dublin airport.
This latest security management failure between the DOT and the DAA provides further evidence of the need for real change and reform in Irish transport by removing the dead hand of the DOT from the airports and breaking up the failed DAA monopoly in exactly the same way the Competition Commission in the UK has broken up the BAA monopoly.”