Dáil Éireann - Volume 564 - 01 April, 2003
Written Answers - Defence Forces Deployment.
Mr. McGinley Mr. McGinley
 161. Mr. McGinley asked the Minister for Defence the number of Defence Forces personnel deployed for the protection of Shannon Airport; and the cost of the exercises. [8976/03]
Mr. M. Smith Mr. M. Smith
Minister for Defence (Mr. M. Smith): As I stated in my reply to a similar question on 19 February last, it would not be appropriate for me, for reasons of security, to indicate the number of Defence Forces personnel involved in specific operations. The Defence Forces have been assisting the Garda Síochána in securing Shannon Airport since 5 February 2003. The estimated weekly cost of allowances paid to Defence Forces personnel on security duty at Shannon Airport is €40,000. Other costs incurred, such as catering, transport, etc., would arise in the normal course.
Dáil Éireann 564 Written Answers Defence Forces Deployment.