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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Airport Security

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# Your Say
Poll: Should the rules around taking liquids through Irish airports be relaxed?
Rules around taking liquids and laptops through airport security in the UK will be eased from June 2024.
# Airport Security
Airport security rules on liquids and laptops to be relaxed in UK from 2024
Passengers at most major UK airports will be able to carry liquids in containers holding up to two litres.
# Airport Security
Dublin Airport outlines plan to deal with security delays during Easter break
More than 100 new security staff have already been recruited to date this year, and a further 250 have been invited for an interview.
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# pre-check in
US-bound passengers on a number of airlines to face stricter security interviews from tomorrow
Carriers affected include Norwegian Air, Air France and Lufthansa.
# Manchester
Man found guilty of trying to smuggle pipe bomb onto Ryanair flight
In January, Nadeem Muhammed tried to carry a bomb onto a Ryanair plane at Manchester Airport.
# Airport Security
Passengers warned of potential long delays at airports in Europe this summer
A new EU regulation introduced in March has led to tighter border control in European airports.
# trans-atlantic
US announces tougher airline security rules - but no laptop ban for now
“We are raising the bar globally” for security standards, said one senior official.
# pre-clearance
Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks
A new screening system is being trialled to combine European and US pre-clearance systems.
# Airport Security
Schalke player's passport, laptop and plane ticket stolen while giving TV interview
Germany international Dennis Aogo was flying to Ukraine for a Europa League clash.
# insecure much
Flying to the States? Be wary - US airport security is worryingly awful...
A recent internal investigation found US security procedures failing routine weapons security tests in 96% of cases.
# sneaky pup
This little Chihuahua was found by airport security after sneaking into its owner's suitcase
A likely story.
# Security concerns
Why is airport security different around the world?
Shoes off? Laptops out? One shoe on? Laptop half in the bag, half out?
# pat down
UK tightens airport security after US warning, Dublin Airport says it's business as usual
The US says there are concerns terror groups have developed new non-traceable explosives.
# security screaming
The 9 absolute worst people in the airport security queue
AKA hell on earth.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think flight restrictions should be relaxed?
From next month, pocket knives with blades of up to six centimetres are to be allowed on flights in the US.
# smart cities
Dublin to be studied in its capacity as a 'smart city'
€2.3m grant will fund five years of research into how technology influences life in the capital.
In photos: what has US airport security confiscated this week?
Well, for a start, some grenades, guns and knife-combs.
# Security
Airports and alarms: Commission outlines plan to boost EU security industry
European Commission says it will propose legislation to standardise the certification of airport screening technology.
# Terrorism
Explainer: How will airport security fight terrorist threats in the future?
Infra-red scanners, behavioural profiling: what will terrorists of the future be up against? And will it work?
# Dublin Airport
Some passengers face extra security checks flying from Dublin Airport
The chair of the Civil Aviation Security committee confirmed new measures would be put in place after an audit found faults.
# Airport Security
'Two months' to rectify security problems at Dublin Airport - DAA
Two security issues have arisen at Dublin Airport as a result of a recent EU audit, the Dublin Airport Authority has said today.
# Fail
Drugs smugglers leave bag on airport carousel
“What did we forget?”…
# Oklahoma
Airport security investigated over video of man being dragged face-down
Oklahoma officers were videoed pulling the man by his legs as he lay face-down on the floor.
# Airport Security
Son of US presidential hopeful Ron Paul detained at airport
Rand Paul refused to accept a pat-down search from security officials.
# Daggers
Daggers found hidden in hollowed-out book at US airport
TSA officials found the weapons concealed in a passenger’s book at a Washington airport.
# Cigarettes
Four arrested over airport cigarette seizure
Three men and a woman from Poland have been remanded in custody for a week over the 53,860 cigarettes found at Dublin Airport.
# Ooh Eer
US airport security leave lewd note in woman's luggage
A blogger travelling from New Jersey to Dublin was shocked to find a note left in her luggage by airport security staff, urging her to get her “freak on”.
# US
Man boards US flight with invalid airline pass
US authorities say that when arrested, the Nigeran man had more than ten other expired boarding passes belonging to other people in his bag.
# Trafficking
Drugged tiger cub found in woman’s luggage
Bangkok airport police make unusual discovery.
# Body Scans
US authorities admit to storing body scan images
Plans to roll out body scanners in all major American airports are announced – as it’s revealed that tens of thousands of intimate images have been recorded and stored.