Published on April 15th, 2020 | by Mark Dwyer


Building Ireland on RTE Featuring Dublin Airport

Building Ireland returns to RTE One at 8pm on Thursday 16th of April. Episode 1 focuses on the little-told story of how Dublin Airport brought a touch of continental glamour to 1930s Ireland. Architect Orla Murphy explores Dublin Airport’s first terminal building, a gem of modernist architecture constructed in the late 1930s. This beautiful building heralded the birth of Modernist Irish architecture and was the gateway to an era of international air travel for an island nation. Now 80 years old, the terminal building embodies a spirit of innovation and ambition still evident at Dublin Airport. Engineer Tim Joyce goes backstage at Terminal 2 to investigate the baggage handling system and Architectural Historian Ellen Rowley discovers more about the design ideas influencing the architecture.

Dublin Airport Terminal INTRODUCTION

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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