Dublin Airport release a statement about people sleeping on the ground overnight 5 months ago

Dublin Airport release a statement about people sleeping on the ground overnight

Passengers were furious.

It came to light this morning that hundreds of people slept on the ground of Dublin Airport last night.

Many took to social media to convey their anger at the situation, with images of long queues and people sleeping on the floor.

However, now Dublin Airport have made a statement to JOE, saying that it was a "knock-on effect."

The Dublin Airport Authority said:

"Dublin Airport was open and operational all afternoon.

"Some airlines had issues de-icing departing aircraft which resulted in a knock-on impact on arriving aircraft as aircraft stands were not vacated while de-icing was taking place.

"The airline or its handling agent has sole responsibility for de-icing aircraft. Dublin Airport has responsibility for ensuring the runway and taxiways are sprayed and available for airport operations.

"We are working closely with our airline customers to help passengers."

Ryanair released a brief statement last night which said the: "weather has regrettably caused a small number of Dublin cancellations. All those affected were advised of their rebook/refund options".

However, passengers on social media told a different story and said that there was no staff at the check-in desks to help people with their problems.