State Airports Act 2004

Appointed days.

5.—(1) Subject to this section, the Minister may, after the Dublin appointed day, for the purposes of this Part, with the consent of the Minister for Finance, by order or orders appoint a day to be the appointed day in respect of each of the following:

(a) Cork Airport Authority (“Cork appointed day”); and

(b) Shannon Airport Authority (“Shannon appointed day”).

(2) The Cork and Shannon appointed days shall not be earlier than 30 April 2005.

(3) Before the making of an order under subsection (1), the Minister and the Minister for Finance shall be satisfied as to the state of operational and financial readiness, including business planning, of Dublin, Shannon and Cork airports.

(4) The Dublin appointed day is the day appointed by order under section 9 (6).