Over 100,000 passengers have flown into Ireland in past two weeks, 85% from countries NOT on green list
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Over 100,000 passengers have flown into Ireland in past two weeks, 85% from countries NOT on green list

MORE THAN 100,000 people have flown into Ireland in the last fortnight.

As many as 85,000 of those arrivals are believed to have come from nations that aren't on Ireland's official green list.

It means that just 15% of people who have flown into the country over the past two weeks will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

The numbers, released by the  Department of Transport on Thursday, represent a significant increase on this time last month, with an estimated 7,300 people flying into Ireland every day over the past fortnight.

In total, 103,009 people have arrived in Ireland between August 2 and July 20, flying into Ireland's three main airports, Dublin, Cork and Shannon.

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In contrast, just 73,223 passengers entered the country in a two week period between July 6 and July 19.

Over these last two weeks, some 91,750 people flew into Dublin Airport, while 7,648 and 3,611 flew into Cork and Shannon Airports respectively.

27,738 people are believed to have arrived from the UK, which failed to make the green list.

The latest figures come following growing concerns about travel-related transmission of Covid-19.