The Competent Authority is responsible for ensuring that noise generated by aircraft activity at Dublin Airport is assessed in accordance with EU and Irish legislation and for the application of the Balanced Approach to aircraft noise management where a noise problem or potential noise problem at the Airport is identified.
The decision of the Competent Authority is called a regulatory decision and can only be made after a prescribed public consultation process. The regulatory decision can be appealed to An Bord Pleanála.
The Competent Authority has exclusive competence to impose, revoke, revoke and replace, or amend the terms of, an operating restriction.
Before introducing an operating restriction, the Competent Authority must give advance notice to the EU Commission.
The Competent Authority also has a monitoring role associated with compliance and implementation of noise mitigation measures and operating restrictions including review of eligibility for inclusion in home insulation schemes.
Aircraft Noise Complaints
The Competent Authority does not deal with aircraft noise complaints. These should continue to be made to the Dublin Airport Authority (daa) at: