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"Drunk And Disorderly Irish Passenger" Claims Ryanair Is Spreading "Fake News" About Incident

By Darragh Berry

June 18, 2018 at 2:40pm

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Ryanair is currently "begging airports to restrict the sale of drink after disorderly passengers caused a flight Diversion"

The diversion took place on a flight to Ibiza where allegedly "drunk and disorderly Irish passengers" caused havoc

The cabin crew on the flight claimed that they were left with no other choice but to divert the flight to Paris.

When they landed in France, police met them on the runway and the passengers in question were then detained.

Ryanair said about the incident that:

"We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behaviour at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police."

However, one of the men who was allegedly part of the reason for the diversion claims that Ryanair is spreading "fake news" about the incident.

Niall Harrington from Cork went on Red FM on Monday morning with Neil Prendeville and claimed that the story about the flight was "fake news".

Speaking on the radio station, you can find the interview here, Harrington said that his friends had opened a naggin of vodka on the flight.

He was asked by a member of staff to put it away, which he claimed he did but later on in the flight it was opened again.

"Before we knew it, we were told we were being diverted," he states before adding that the reports of an “unruly, drink-fuelled disturbance” were “fake news”.

"There was nothing like that, it was just good fun – people going on a stag, people going on holiday – everyone was in good form. We’ve met people over here who were on the flight who couldn’t believe it – it was a total over-reaction.

“Everyone was in total shock.”

Harrington concluded by saying that he has since been in contact with Ryanair who said that he was not allowed fly with the airline in the future.

He also claims that he and his friends only had two drinks in the airport before the flight.

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