Dublin airport has finally started to open its gates for business.
The airport is one of the most secure in Europe and it has been shut since last December for an international airport expansion.
The government announced on Friday that Dublin would be able to open for flights for the first time since 2014 and allow travellers to travel from the capital to their holiday destinations in other parts of the country.
The new policy will bring the number of international arrivals at Dublin airport to 3,000 per day from the current 2,000.
It will be possible for people to travel across the Irish Sea, the Shannon Sea, Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
However, the number will be limited to people who are eligible to fly to the island of Ireland.
The number of Irish-bound flights is set to reach 20,000 a day in 2019, according to Transport Minister Shane Ross.
Ross said the Government is working to bring in a new policy to bring Irish travellers to the UK and to bring more Irish-born people into the country, particularly those who have worked abroad.
Ross has promised to make Ireland the most open airport in Europe by 2019.
He said the new policy is designed to protect passengers and staff.
He also said the policy will help the airport become more attractive for tourists.
“The more people we bring into Ireland, the more people that want to come to Ireland and the more visitors that want us to have,” he said.
Ross is proposing a scheme that will allow the government to increase its annual budget by 20 per cent to $1.1 billion, from the level it currently has.
It is estimated that there will be 1.7 million visitors to Ireland by 2019 from overseas, and the Government expects that number to rise to about 2.5 million.
The airline industry in Ireland has struggled to cope with the growth in passenger numbers in recent years, with the country facing severe congestion at major hubs such as Shannon and Portlaoise.