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“Come back Noel O’Hanlon, all is forgiven!”

Posted on: April 14th, 2004

Any Member listening to this morning’s Marian Finucane radio programme will realise that it is not just a security issue but a farcical situation. Between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., in response to the recent events, there were queues of hundreds of yards. This tells us that, before, security was inadequate.

Now either the authorities are involved in a publicity stunt or there was a serious problem which is only being remedied after inspectors exposed it. The Dublin Airport Authority is not on top of numbers or security. A serious debate on the direction of the Dublin Airport Authority is needed. Many Members may feel that the old regime was better than the new one. While the old regime was rotten, nothing seems to have changed, with the new regime being even worse. I never thought I would say “Come back Noel O’Hanlon, all is forgiven”.