Govt considers using Baldonnel during strike

The Government is considering using Baldonnel aerodrome when SIPTU workers at Dublin airport strike on Thursday.

The Government is considering using Baldonnel aerodrome when SIPTU workers at Dublin airport strike on Thursday.

It is hoped that delegates arriving in Dublin for business relating to the EU presidency will be able to land there.

Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has also said his company would be interested in using the military base during the six-hour work stoppage.

The country's three main airports will be affected by the strike action beginning at 7.30am on the morning after Saint Patrick's Day.

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