Written answers

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Military Aircraft Landings

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin North, United Left)
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152. To ask the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade further to Parliamentary Question No. 99 of 1 July 2014, the number of occasions on which each country of origin's military aircraft landed at Shannon in the past 12 months. [29803/14]

Photo of Eamon GilmoreEamon Gilmore (Minister, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Dún Laoghaire, Labour)
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As outlined in Question 99 of 1 July 2014, which contained information on landings at Shannon Airport and overflights of Irish airspace, my Department grants permission for the landing of foreign military aircraft at Shannon Airport subject to the condition that the aircraft are unarmed, carry no arms, ammunition or explosives, do not engage in intelligence gathering, and that the flights in question do not form any part of military exercises or operations.

The number of occasions on which permission was granted for aircraft of the countries concerned to land at the airport is outlined in the following table.

CountryNumber
Bahrain1
Belgium2
Canada5
Croatia3
Egypt4
France7
Germany4
Italy8
Malaysia1
Mexico1
USA630
TOTAL666

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