“Gateways” is a four part radio documentary on Dublin. The documentary hears from the people who live near, work at and are connected to the Airport. We talk to present and former employees of not only the major corporate entities at the Airport but also those who work in some of the ancillary businesses based at the Airport, along with those involved at a legislative and management level.
The series concentrates on the people who contribute to everyday life in this unique North Dublin transport hub. From the Fire Chief to retired graphic designers, we learn what makes Dublin Airport special in the eyes of the travelling public. The series also looks at the positive influence the Airport has had on the community of North County Dublin.
Topics as varied as the Swords Young Musician of the Year imitative and the role of the customs sniffer dogs are discussed and the listener is given a personal behind the scenes look at Dublin Airport.
Broadcasted at 3.30pm, Thursday the 16th of October and airing every Thursday for 4 weeks.
October 16th, 23rd, 30th and November 6th 2014
Gerry Keogh is Chief Fire Officer at Dublin Airport and explains the procedures and challenges involved in this critical and necessary role.
Willie Kirwan is a fire fighter at the airport and as an employee of thirty years has a unique story to tell.
Vincent Barrett is an airport policeman and along with Louise Wilson who is involved with emergency planning gives us a glimpse into their day-to-day operations.
Declan Keane is operations Manager at the airport and Declan guides us around the airport’s busy control room.
David Hendron is an architect with Pascall Watson, the firm behind the design of the new Terminal Two building. David outlines the design process and describes how the finished award winning building was achieved.
Edel Bourke is CEO of The Airport Credit Union and is well placed to describe the role the credit union has played in the lives of airport workers through out the years.
Linda Murphy is a Revenue Officer dog handler at Dublin Airport and outlines the unusual role of custom’s sniffer dogs.
This series is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland