Fingal County Council have ordered Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) to reduce its night time flights on the new north runway.

There have been protests and demonstrations with the noise levels and disruption to many families in the Kilsallaghan area close to Ashbourne since the runway opened last August.

It is claimed that the DAA are in breach of the planning regulation and have now being given six weeks to bring their house in order.

They have been ordered to restrict to no more that 65 flights between 11.00 pm and 7.00am per day.

Welcoming the decision Ashbourne councillor, Joe Bonner said it is a step in the right direction.

Cllr. Joe Bonner

Cllr. Joe Bonner

He told Meath Live, “Come to the area and listen to the noise levels. The residents are entitled to live in a safe environment.

“We hear the other side of the argument how it will effect the DAA and economic development for the country but people are

entitled to their say too .”

Kenny Jacobs, CEO of DAA, feels the decision is unfair and will be bad for Ireland’s economy .That it will impede much needed facilities to ensure air traffic

can move as it needs to with the growing demands of an island nation.

For now though .the DAA will have to act on the order.