Two People Arrested In Shannon Airport

Two people have been arrested following a security breach at Shannon Airport.

Its understood the men, believed to be former US soldiers, breached the airport perimetre this morning.

Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill reports:


It’s understood the two men were attempting to reach a civilian aircraft used to transport troops for the US military, when they breached the perimetre this morning.

The Omni Air International jet was parked at the terminal building at the time.

The pair, who didn’t reach the aircraft, were spotted by Gardaí and Airport Police officers.

They were detained shortly before 10.30am and taken to Shannon Garda station, where they’re being held for questioning.

Just one arriving flight was delayed for a time following the security incident and was cleared to land about 40 minutes after the breach was detected.

Operations at Shannon were otherwise unaffected by the breach.

The two are believed to be part of a group called US Veterans for Peace who are visiting Ireland giving talks and highlighting their opposition to the use of Shannon Airport as a refueling stop for US military flights.