- IAA chair addresses Oireachtas committee
- Flights could stop at midnight
Michael McGrail the chair-designate of the Irish Aviation Authority , told an Oireachtas transport and tourism committee that there would be “immediate, practical issues from midnight” on 29 March if a deal wasn’t reached between the EU and UK.
“If there is a hard Brexit, Britain becomes a third country and therefore both the air traffic management and the air safety regulations that currently govern not only the UK but ourselves and the rest of Europe would fall away.. Given the apparent impasse between the UK and the EU, a satisfactory withdrawal agreement, transition period and then future relationship is in doubt.