Friday, 7 September 2018

Ceisteanna (1066, 1076)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

1066. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if his Department was notified in advance by the embassy of the United States of an aircraft (details supplied) being on contract to the United States military; and the origin of the flight in view of the fact that there is no air base in Roswell with the code ROS. [35500/18]

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Clare Daly

Ceist:

1076. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if an application was made for a flight (details supplied) for exemptions for the transportation of munitions or weapons of war through Shannon Airport to date in 2018 under the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Order, SI 224 of 1973; and the origin of the flight in view of the fact there is no air base in Roswell with the code ROS. [35499/18]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Transport)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 1066 and 1076 together.

The aircraft in question was a Boeing 767 operated by Cargojet Airways Limited.

It arrived in Shannon from Roswell International (ROW) on the 3rd of July 2018 and departed to Tel Aviv, Israel on the 4th of July following a crew rest period.

No application for an exemption for the carriage of munitions of war was made to my Department.