Donegal commuters planning on using Dublin Airport this Easter may avoid queues after Dublin Airport has announced a plan to tackle delays.
The airport has announced a five point plan aimed at avoiding a repeat of the long delays of recent weeks.
There were concerns from the Government and complaints from some passengers that they had missed their flights.
The queues were attributed to delays at security screening during peak times.
The airport said it had been trying to rebound from the impact of the pandemic and blamed shortages in fully trained staff working at the airport.
Dublin Airport said the plan included measures used recently to address delays, which they described as successful, adding that over the past 10 days none of the 300,000 passengers who had departed out of Dublin Airport had missed a flight due to security queues.
But with the busy Easter period coming, they advised passengers to arrive at the airport a minimum of three-and-a-half hours prior to their departure time.
Measures being taken include the recruitment and training of a “significant number” of additional security screening staff, deployment of a task force, a targeted communication campaign and keeping security in Terminal 1 open 24/7 to reduce the build-up of queues.
There have been calls for the Defence Forces to be called in to help.
But Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said he was “not very keen” on the idea of deploying troops at the airport.