This morning.

Dublin Airport.

The Official Sod-Turning for Dublin Airport’s €320m North Runway by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Minister for Transport Shane Ross.


A protest by local residents and members of nearby St Margaret’s GAA club.

Previously: Residents To Protest Runway


22 thoughts on “Sods

  1. dav

    The runway that doesn’t have the planning permission that the DAA wants?? Blushirts must have made promises…

  2. Zaccone

    The protestors are lol. The airport has been in operation for over 75 years, anyone who decided to live nearby can hardly call it a surprise that planes are flying overhead.

    Not to mention the selfishness angle. Its not like the second runway will have massive benefits for the whole country or anything.

    1. Ian-O

      As someone who has regularly traveled on ‘night time flights’ not sure what he is talking about?

      But yes, I do agree, its been there so long its not like anyone should be suprised at the noise caused by airplanes landing at airports? Or is it the increased volume they are protesting? OK, seems I am not up to speed on this so will leave it there until I am.

        1. ollie

          The compensation is already available. DAA will pay 130% of the value of your house if you vacate it up to 2023.

          1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

            My house is worth ONE BILLION EURO! It says it there on this certificate I got laminated.

  3. Ian-O

    Haven’t heard about that….and neither did they….bad dum, tish!

    OK, OK, coat is being got as I speak/type….

  4. Paulus

    Where’s the acronym; protest groups nearly always have a (tortured) acronym.
    I remember ROAR, Residents Oppose Another Runway – possibly in Portmarnock?

    St Margaret’s Against Runway in My Yard??
    St Margaret’s Against Runway Through Another Scenic Suburb???

    1. dav

      yes they are very quiet, you never know if an aircraft is flying overhead, you wouldn’t even notice, almost silent they are, can sneak up on you without being noticed…

      1. Pip

        Noisiest thing I ever heard, apart from military (different league), was an Air France Caravelle taking off at Dublin mid-70s. And they weren’t even all that big – much smaller than today’s 737s.
        Standing at the back fence beside the runway was quite the pastime back then despite (or maybe due to) the long waits between activity.

  5. Jake38

    Someday someone will build some infrastructure in Ireland and the usual protest won’t take place….

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