A series of alleged thefts at Dublin Airport by staff, as well as an alleged attack on a member of the public by a contract worker, are currently being investigated by Gardai and airport management.
One worker is understood to have resigned voluntarily for allegedly stealing a laptop and another is being investigated for allegedly stealing perfume from an airport shop.
And in a third incident, a contract worker from an outside company was transferred to another location after a dispute broke out with a known passenger while the worker was busy managing queues at the airport.
Gardaí confirmed they were at the scene of an alleged attack at Dublin Airport around 6.15pm on Monday 25 April.
“No one has been arrested at this time and the investigation is ongoing,” they said.
It is believed that the argument broke out when a passenger was on his way through the airport when he was recognized by the contract worker and a verbal argument started between them over a private matter.
The passenger then filed a complaint for alleged bodily harm.
Dublin Airport has recently seen a massive increase in passenger numbers since Covid restrictions were lifted and more people are travelling.
The Dublin Airport Authority needed to increase their staff to meet security screening and queue management needs.
“While we do not comment on individual cases, DAA takes all allegations of theft extremely seriously and will investigate such incidents fairly and impartially. Any disciplinary action following such investigations, up to and including dismissal, will be proportionate to any offense found,” said a spokesman.
“We never, for obvious reasons, comment on security matters or matters affecting employees of other companies operating at Dublin Airport. Any comment regarding an alleged incident at Dublin Airport involving staff or passengers could be disadvantageous in a subsequent legal proceeding, either criminally or civilly. Due process of law must be followed,” he added.
https://www.independent.ie/news/alleged-thefts-and-assault-by-dublin-airport-workers-under-investigation-41617560.html Alleged thefts and assaults by Dublin Airport staff are being investigated