Irish evacuated from Libyan strife

Five Irish citizens, as well as two non-Irish children, were evacuated from Libya on the government jet yesterday, as unrest in the country continued to escalate.

26th February, 2011

Five Irish citizens, as well as two non-Irish children, were evacuated from Libya on the government jet yesterday, as unrest in the country continued to escalate.

The jet arrived at Dublin’s Baldonnell airport from Malta in the afternoon.

A boat which was also carrying Irish nationals, which left Libya for Greece, was delayed and was not due to arrive in Athens until early this morning. Nine Irish citizens also left the country on...

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