Dublin Airport passengers have warned that long delays are to be expected in the coming days and weeks due to staffing shortages.
There have been reports on social media of lengthy delays of up to 2.5 hours at security at both terminals. Some passengers also reported that they missed their flights over the weekend due to being held up at security.
Ryanair has warned customers today to arrive at least 3.5 hours in advance of their departure time to ensure they catch their flights. The airline is opening check-in desks, kiosks and baggage drops 3.5 hours before flights.
Dublin Airport has apologised to passengers impacted by long delays but said queues for security are likely to be experienced at peak hours over the days and weeks ahead.
They said that hiring and training of staff is ongoing, but new recruits will not be on the ground for a number of weeks.
1,000 workers availed of a voluntary severance scheme during the Covid-19 pandemic, with over 100 new security staff recruited in 2022.