Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Questions (411)

Maurice Quinlivan


411. Deputy Maurice Quinlivan asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an aircraft (details supplied) was authorised to carry weapons or munitions or other military goods through Shannon Airport on 30 September 2019; if searches were carried out on this aircraft while at Shannon Airport to ensure that it was in compliance with international laws on neutrality; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [41034/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

An exemption for the carriage of munitions of war, pursuant to Article 5 of the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitons of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Orders, 1973 and 1989, was not sought by the airline in question for the date specified.

An application was made for a technical stop in Shannon Airport where they indicated that there were no Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Materials or Military Cargo onboard.

No searches were carried out on this particular aircraft while at Shannon Airport.