Minister Sorry To See DAA Chief Departure

The Minister for Transport has paid tribute to the outgoing Dublin Airport Authority Chief Executive for his role during a "very challenging time".

Speaking about the departure Declan Collier from his top role, Leo Varadkar said Mr Collier had oversaw Dublin Airport Authority through a "very challenging period for the economy, and for the aviation industry".

“During his term as chief executive, Mr Collier oversaw the construction and completion of Terminal 2, which opened on schedule," Mr Varadkar said.

He added: “He also made an important contribution to the joint marketing initiatives launched with Tourism Ireland, which are designed to attract more visitors to Ireland and boost the tourism industry.

“I am sorry to see Mr Collier go. I would like to extend my best wishes to him for his term at London City Airport, and to thank him for his contribution at the DAA.”

Mr Collier has announced plans to move to London City Airport. His term is due to expire in April. Separately, a new Chairman for the DAA is due to be announced shortly.

Meanwhile, one of the thorns in Mr Collier's sides, Ryanair, announced it has written again to Aer Lingus calling on them to accede to their request for an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) for shareholders to discuss the Deloitte & McCann Fitzgerald Report, as well as Aer Lingus’ contribution pension schemes.


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