I propose to take Questions Nos. 596 to 599, inclusive, together.
The functions of the Minister under the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order, S.I. 224 1973, as amended, relate to munitions or weapons of war.
I have no function in relation to the transport of troops by air and on this basis my Department does not have records of the number of troops transiting through Shannon Airport.
Shannon Airport Authority has informed my Department that the number of US troops that passed through Shannon Airport from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017 was 60,968. The monthly breakdown for 2017 is as follows: January 5,087, February 3,358, March 4,214, April 5,982, May 4,304, June 3,604, July 3,816, August 3,732, September 3,252, October 13,807, November 5,394, December 4,418.
Details of applications processed under the Order for the periods requested in 2015, 2016 and 2017 are in the following links.