- Gabija Gataveckaite

A man made it through Dublin Airport and boarded an airplane without a passport or boarding pass in a major security breach on Monday night.

Abdul Ahmead (48) was fined €700 after boarding the Aer Lingus flight to Birmingham at Dublin Airport without a boarding pass or a passport.

He was charged with trespassing with intent to commit an offence and with failure to produce a valid passport or similar document as a non-national in the State. 

Ahmead was able to pass through security screening at Terminal 2 and pass airline staff at the gate and board the airplane despite not having a boarding pass or passport.

Boarding passes at Terminal 2 are checked manually by a staff member, as opposed to an automated system in Terminal 1.

Airport operator DAA has declined to comment on the incident.

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