Two transatlantic passenger jets have made unscheduled landings at Shannon Airport today after their crews declared medical emergencies.
Two people have since been taken to hospital for treatment.
United Airlines flight UA-121 diverted to Shannon after the crew reported they needed to seek medical attention for a passenger.
There were 174 passengers and crew on board the Boeing 767-400 jet which was travelling from Barcelona in Spain to Newark, New Jersey in the United States.
After spending about 20 minutes jettisoning fuel, the flight diverted to Shannon where it landed safely at around quarter to one.
Emergency services met the plane on arrival and a male passenger was assessed by paramedics, before being transported to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.
Earlier, a British Airways flight travelling from The Bahamas in the Caribbean to Heathrow in London also diverted to seek medical attention for a passenger.
British Airways flight BA-252 landed safely at ten to ten and was met at the terminal by ambulance paramedics who assessed a passenger was then removed to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.