Agreement has been reached between the Dublin Airport Authority and representatives of taxi drivers following overnight talks.

Talks between the DAA and taxi unions, aimed at resolving the two-day-old dispute at Dublin Airport, began at 5.30pm yesterday and concluded after 6am today.

The agreement will see the 70 parking spaces that had been at the centre of the dispute reinstated to taxi drivers for a two-week period, with talks taking place during that time to find a permanent solution.

Around 400 drivers took part in three slow driving protests yesterday, leading to severe traffic congestion in and around the airport.

The row began on Wednesday after the DAA took back the 70 parking spaces, which had previously been available to taxi drivers.

The authority has said that there is adequate space for taxi drivers even without these spaces.

Taxi unions have said some of the other suggested parking locations are not suitable.