Staff at Dublin Airport are being offered once-off payments of €20,000 for agreeing to take a career break as the airport slashes costs amid a serious slump in passenger numbers. Career breaks of between one and five years are being offered with applications assessed according to "operational requirements", a new Staff Options Plan from the Dublin Airport Authority states. Staff taking career breaks will receive a salary equal to 20% of their current basic pay or they can opt for the €20,000 lump sum instead