Concerns were raised during the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and other Gulf states.
The Department of Transport has “No reservations about the security of flights arriving from and departing for Doha”, according to the Aviation Safety and Security branch of the department.
 
Concerns were raised as neighbouring countries to Qatar cut diplomatic ties and denied the country access to airspace, just weeks before Qatar Airways launched flights to and from Dublin.
 
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and U.A.E were the three countries which cut ties with Qatar. Saudi Arabia said they cut ties due to the Qatar’s “embrace of various terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at destabilising the region”.
 
Kuwait is mediating talks between Qatar and other Gulf states, as Qatar has been accused of being too lenient or even encouraging groups linked with terrorist activities in the region.
 
The dispute is the worst diplomatic crisis for many years in the region and will damage the growing tourism in the Gulf.
 
The move comes as Qatar Airways launched flights between Dublin and the Qatar capital, Doha this month. Then Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan said his main concern was with the Irish people located in Qatar and those intending to travel to Gulf states.
 
It is unlikely the position of the department will change as Simon Coveney becomes the new Minister for Foreign Affairs in Taoiseach Varadkar’s new cabinet.
 
Dublin is one of 27 new routes for Qatar Airways this year and the airline said the restrictions on airspace of neighbouring countries had a minor effect on some of its routes but the vast majority of their network will be “business as usual” according to the company’s Senior vice president of Qatar Airways Europe, Jonathan Harding.
 
The Aviation Safety and Security branch of the Department of Transport added “as with all flights this is kept under constant review”.