No special treatment at Shannon for Canadian military - Gilmore

No special treatment at Shannon for Canadian military - Gilmore
A US 'Hercules' military transport plane at Shannon.

The Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore, has told the Dáil that no special deals will be done with Canadian military flights landing at Shannon.

Around half a dozen Canadian military flights land at the mid-west airport each year, but it is expected this number could now increase.

Gilmore told the Dáil that all of these will be subject to the rules and regulations surrounding the landing of any military plane here.

"I understand that Canada is considering the possibility of increasing the number of aircraft that use [Shannon] for refuelling purposes," he said.

"But no special arrangements would apply to these aircraft - they would have to comply with the same conditions as all military aircraft. "


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