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Policy Information

A National Aviation Policy for Ireland

Published: 18 July 2019
From: Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

The National Aviation Policy was launched by Minster Paschal Donohoe on 20th August 2015 and can be accessed here

The process of developing the National Aviation Policy for Ireland commenced with a conference in December 2012. Following on from the conference an Issues Paper seeking submissions from interested parties was published by the department in February 2013 and subsequently a total of 74 submissions were received.

A draft National Aviation Policy was published in May 2014 taking account of these submissions. A further consultation period followed, during which more than 70 additional submissions were received. The final Policy document was developed taking account of the views expressed during both consultation phases.

List of contributors to consultation process

NCADF Report on progress of the National Aviation Policy

National Aviation Policy Second Progress Report-26 February 2019

It was in recognition of aviation’s key economic role in Ireland, and a need to take stock of the many significant developments in global aviation across two decades, which underpinned the drive towards a new Government policy for Irish aviation.


1st report on the progress of the National Aviation Policy Action Plan-2 November 2016

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) published the National Aviation Policy (NAP) for Ireland in August 2015 following an extensive consultation process which began in December 2012. The consultation process involved participants within the aviation industry and from across various associated sectors.


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