State Airports Act 2004
Miscellaneous amendments of Act of 2001.
24. —The Act of 2001 is amended—
(a) in section 2(1), by inserting after the definition of “deputy commissioner” the following:
“ ‘Dublin appointed day’ is to be construed in accordance with the State Airports Act 2004;”,
(b) in section 22, by inserting after subsection (3) the following:
“(4) Notwithstanding subsection (3), the Commission may perform such of its functions as it may deem proper through or by any officer of the Minister made available to the Commission under subsection (1).”,
(c) in section 40, by inserting after subsection (2) the following:
“(2A) A request under subsection (2) shall be made promptly but not later than 3 months after publication of notice of the determination to which it relates.
(2B) Notwithstanding subsection (2), the Minister may, where he or she has considered a request under that subsection and is of the opinion that the request is vexatious, frivolous or without substance, refuse to establish an appeal panel to consider the appeal. A refusal by the Minister to establish the appeal panel shall be in writing and state the reasons for the refusal.
(2C) The Minister may establish an appeal panel to consider one or more requests under subsection (2).”,
(d) in section 42(3), by deleting—
(i) in paragraphs (b) and (c) “relating to the provision of airport or aviation services”, and
(ii) in paragraph (g) “with regard to the provision of airport or aviation services”.