An anonymous person has filed 90 percent of the noise complaints received by Dublin International Airport last year. the total number of complaints is 12,272, or an average of 34 complaints per day.
This person managed to double the number of noise complaints they made in 2020, a good 6,227 of them, even though plane traffic was only up around 10 percent from the previous year, because of pandemic restrictions.
The person who is filing all the complaints is still unidentified. It is said that he lives in Ongar, northwest Dublin which is apparently largely responsible for the dramatic increase in noise complaints received by Dublin Airport since 2019. Up until three years ago, the airport got around 1,500 complaints a year, but in 2021 the number took a huge leap to 13,569. Had it not been for the mystery complainant, the airport would have only received 1,296 calls.
According to the Irish Independent, the same person is already off to a great start in 2022 as well, accounting for 5,276 complaints out of a total of 5,573 logged by Dublin Airport in the first three months of this year. his average complaints per day are only going uphill from here.
A Dublin Airport spokesperson refused to comment on the large volume of complaints filed by this one person but mentioned that the airport operators responded to each individual complainant about issues raised. I hope they receive therapy.