I propose to take Questions Nos. 28 and 29 together.
It is not the practice to divulge information in relation to the specific purposes of individual landings.
In the majority of cases, military aircraft using the landing facilities in Ireland do so for the purposes of refuelling and to allow for crew and passenger rest. In a small number of cases, such aircraft land to allow for the transport of dignitaries or other persons participating in visits to Ireland, for flight crew training, and for aircraft maintenance purposes.
In relation to the specific landing to which the Deputy has referred, I can confirm that the requesting Embassy confirmed in advance of the landing that the aircraft met the conditions applied to all foreign military aircraft requesting permission to land at Irish airports.