The Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) received a massive response to its consulation on night flights at Dublin Airport with the majority of submissions calling for increased protection from aircraft noise.
There was a strong response from Swords residents with 526 using an online tool to object to night flying on the north runway, calling for a change to 2019 becoming the baseline for noise, and asking for the health impact of noise to be quantified.
Cllr Ian Carey, Green Party Councillor for Swords, said:
“I’m very happy with the response from the community to this consultation. In particular I’m very happy with the response to my online tool to help. Some 526 Swords residents used it to oppose the draft decision by ANCA.
“It is very clear from the guidelines prepared by the World Health Organisation that airport noise can have a big impact on health. We need to take this research seriously and do everything we can to limit the impact of such noise, which has been linked to cardiovascular disease and mental health issues.
“I’m calling on ANCA now to response to this clear call from the community for greater protection from noise pollution.”