It's about time!
From the Irish Times -
Construction of the proposed Pier D at Dublin Airport will proceed immediately following a decision by the Government this afternoon.
The Government said it took into account a report by Professor Rigas Doganis into Irish tourism and aviation issues in coming to the decision.
The new terminal will meet "the specific needs of all carriers operating at the lower fares end of the market", according to the Government.
The office of the Minister for Public Enterprise, Mrs O’Rourke, will monitor the project to ensure "Aer Rianta provide the facility at the lowest possible cost and have the facility available for the 2003 season." An offer by Ryanair to operate the facility has been rejected by the Government.