Independent.ie - 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.