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DAA and gardaí clash over armed patrols led to frosty relations at Dublin Airport

Before Covid, the authority told gardaí that armed patrols ‘sent the wrong message’

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The DAA requested that gardaí reduce armed patrols some time ago

The DAA requested that gardaí reduce armed patrols some time ago

The brawl in arrivals area of Terminal One on May 24

The brawl in arrivals area of Terminal One on May 24

People at Dublin Airport last week

People at Dublin Airport last week

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The DAA requested that gardaí reduce armed patrols some time ago

It all started with a brawl. Or a video of a brawl, to be more specific, showing a number of men violently fighting in the arrivals area of Dublin Airport’s Terminal One on May 24.

The shocking scenes, lasting several minutes before being broken up, were “beyond embarrassing” for the Dublin Airport Authority ( DAA) and gardaí. The major security lapse also caused red faces among senior Government and garda figures, with Justice Minister Helen McEntee and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris forced to answer questions about it.


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