Security Operation In Dublin C...


Security Operation In Dublin City For Chinese Premier Visit

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

06:50 16 Jan 2024

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A major security operation is in place in the city as the Chinese Premier arrives in the capital for a two-day visit.

Li Qiang is expected to touch down at Dublin Airport at 7pm on-board the largest ever commercial aircraft to arrive at the airfield.

The Boeing 747-8 has a wingspan of 68m and is 76m long, making it bigger than Air Force One which carries the US President.

Qiang, who is the second in command to the Chinese president, will meet the Taoiseach for a bilateral meeting at Farmleigh tomorrow. He will also meet with President Michael D Higgins.

There will be rolling road closures in place and the Phoenix Park will shut to cars and pedestrians from 7pm tonight for 24 hours.

While airspace over the city is being restricted, with a no-drone-zone in place from 3 o'clock today until 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.

Main image: @DublinAirport

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