Tuesday, 25 May 2021
Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport
160. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the number of exemptions granted in each month of 2020 and to date in 2021 permitting the carriage of munitions of war on planes landing in Ireland; the airports in which these planes landed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28158/21]
My Department regularly uploads information related to the carriage of munitions of war on civil aircraft on the gov.ie website, which is available at this link: www.gov.ie/en/publication/15da60-the-carriage-of-munitions-of-war-on-civil-aircraft/#statistics.
161. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the militaries that received exemptions to land in Irish airports carrying munitions of war onboard in 2020 and to date in 2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28159/21]
Exemptions permitting the carriage of munitions of war on civil aircraft are granted pursuant to Article 5 of the Air Navigation (Carriage of Munitions of War, Weapons and Dangerous Goods) Orders, 1973 and 1989. These exemptions are applied for by and granted to civil air transport operators only.
My colleague Mr Simon Coveney T.D., as Minister for Foreign Affairs, is best placed to provide information regarding state aircraft, including military aircraft.