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02nd Apr 2023

More anti-immigration protests disrupt traffic at Dublin Airport

Simon Kelly

Dublin airport protests

The protest has since disbanded.

An anti-refugee protest has taken place on the Dublin Airport roundabout for a second week running, causing major traffic delays.

Around lunchtime on Sunday afternoon, DAA officials notified travellers of the protest, stating that the Gardaí were at the scene managing traffic, assisted by Airport Police. Passengers travelling to and from the airport were instructed to allow additional time to their journeys if possible.

According to airport officials, the protest had ended as of 3pm, with congestion in the surrounding areas still heavy but easing.

Many airport transfer services, such as GoBus, Dublin Bus and Translink have all issued warnings of delays to passengers follows the protests.

Other protests have been taken place since November, where some East Wall protests attracted several hundred people. However, those numbers have since dwindled, with some much smaller protests disrupting traffic around the city over the last few weeks.

Last Sunday, a similar protest took place on the same roundabout, which caused a large back-up of traffic and disruption to travellers. Some passengers were forced to walk to their terminal in order to catch their flights.

Gardaí also attended the protest last week and put traffic diversions in place, with no arrests made.

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