From top: Dublin Airport; Garda Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll with responsibility for Special Crime Operations speaking to media this morning
Two Aer Lingus employees were among three men arrested by gardai last night in an investigation into international illegal immigrant smuggling network through Dublin Airport.
The employees are suspected of using catering vehicles to move illegal immigrants directly from planes that landed in Dublin Airport to a car-park outside the facility.
A senior source said that this meant that the illegal immigrants could avoid immigration and security checks at the airport.
Gardai believe that the scam has been ongoing for a number of years and more than 500 people have been smuggled into Ireland this way.”
Aer Lingus employees suspected of ‘using catering vehicles to smuggle immigrants into Ireland’ (Independent.ie)
Darren Martyn aka “Pwnsauce” and Donncha O’Cearbhail aka “Palladium”, were arrested today for being members of LulzSec. They were ratted out by LulzSec leader, Sabu. Both lovely lads.
LulzSec Leader Sabu Was Working For Us, Says FBI (Guardian)
LulzSec Boss Turns On Associates, leading To Arrests, Report Says (Cnet)
March 18, 2010: Sean Fitzpatrick arrested while Brian Cowen is in the US. March 31, 2010: Brian Lenihan issues promissory note for €8.3bn, bringing the government’s investment in Anglo Irish bank to €12.3 billion
November 1, 2011: €715m Anglo bond due. Former Anglo executive Willie McAteer arrested.
December 5 and 6, 2011: Budget measures including €1.6bn in tax rises unveiled. December 10. Sean Fitzpatrick arrested.
January 25, 2012: €1.25bn Anglo bond due. Ivor Callely arrested.