Dáil Éireann - Volume 376 - 01 December, 1987
Written Answers - Visits by Naval Ships.
Mr. Gregory Mr. Gregory
59. Mr. Gregory asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will give details of his policy regarding visits by naval ships carrying nuclear weapons to Irish ports; if it is the practice to obtain advance details in this regard; if consideration will be given to introducing a ban on such visits; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Lenihan) Brian (Snr.) Lenihan
Minister for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Lenihan): Foreign naval vessels visiting Irish ports require the permission of the Department of Foreign Affairs. Permission for a visit to take place will normally be granted provided that it does not form part of a naval exercise and  that the vessel is not carrying nuclear weapons. When an application for a visit by a foreign naval vessel is received in my Department, consultations take place with the appropriate authorities with a view to ensuring that the above conditions are complied with.
Dáil Éireann 376 Written Answers Visits by Naval Ships.