Dublin Airport to conduct SPOT checks after a man tried to Breach

Dublin Airport to conduct SPOT checks after a man tried to Breach
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After a man barged past Aer Lingus staff and managed to board a flight without a boarding pass on Monday, Dublin Airport's operator DAA is conducting an internal investigation. They take this matter seriously and seek to ensure that all airport security protocols are followed at all times.

Aer Lingus reported that an individual in his 40s managed to breach the security at the gate while attempting to board the 7.05 pm flight heading to Birmingham.

He proceeded beyond the staff guarding the aircraft door and settled into a seat in the plane. As soon as the incident was reported, the Airport Police Service took quick action and got rid of the man. Despite not having the necessary documents, he managed to get past security and proceed to Terminal 2 for his flight.

DAA expressed gratitude for the swift action of the gardaí in apprehending the individual who had been taken off the plane. They praised them for their efficiency in dealing with the situation.

Subsequently, he was held accountable for trespass violations and made his appearance in the Criminal Courts of Justice yesterday.

DAA applauded Airport Police for promptly apprehending the individual who had trespassed without a boarding card after being security screened. Additionally, they highly commended An Garda Síochána for their arrest and successful prosecution of the individual before the courts.

In light of the event, an internal review has been initiated to investigate further.

A breach of security protocols could lead to spot checks being conducted more frequently as part of preventive measures.

The airport security & safety auditor has expressed that the occurrence of this event could initiate increased spot checks to ensure further safety.

Kevin Byrne, a retired Air Corps Lieutenant Colonel, expressed his shock when he heard someone had gained access to the secured area and boarded the flight without delay.

Mr Byrne emphasized that there are certain prerequisites that passengers must observe if they want to access the airside areas of the airport. He shared this comment on RTÉ's Today with Claire Byrne program. He inquired if the individual had a valid boarding pass and whether he had gone through the usual security procedures. Mr Byrne expressed the desire that this unfortunate episode not be repeated, as it could cause significant damage to the airport before the summer season.

Mr Byrne emphasized the importance of warding off future security breaches, stressing that it was essential to guard against potential risks. He suggested that appropriate steps should be taken to make sure a similar incident doesn't occur again.