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30th May 2022

Dublin Airport bosses say they don’t know why security is so delayed

More passengers are set to fly next weekend.

After a weekend of chaos at Dublin Airport and queues leading out into the car park, those heading off for a June holiday are told to arrive earlier than ever.

Dublin Airport bosses have admitted that they don’t know the cause of the long queues after people were letting waiting for hours outside both terminals yesterday morning and many ended up missing flights due to the chaos.

There are more than 100,000 passengers expected to pass through the airport next weekend, and the DAA has said they will review how this happened today.

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said over the weekend that the incident was “completely unacceptable” and blamed airport bosses for the delays.

“The Dublin Airport Authority must pull out all the stops from today to ensure this cannot ever happen again. We will provide every reasonable assistance to support their efforts – but it is primarily a task for them,” he told

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He added that he was disappointed in the chaos shown at the airport after his department made efforts to develop remedies with airport management over the past two months.

He is set to continue communication between his department’s senior officials and the airport authorities.

On Sunday, the DAA could not say what caused the delays as 50,000 people travelled through the airport.

With even more travelling over the Bank Holiday weekend, the DAA is set to ask passengers to arrive even earlier for flights and will “upgrade passenger advice this week.”

A spokesperson said: “It’s too early to say yet if we will need to change passenger travel advisory for next weekend.

“We will review the situation tomorrow in relation to what happened today to undertake a full root cause analysis.

“Next weekend will see in excess of 100,000 passengers arriving and departing from Dublin Airport.”

They also noted that anyone who missed their flight due to this will be refunded.