- The Irish government has taken steps to allow Santa Claus a safe passage through the country’s airspace.
- “Santa Claus will be given easier access to Irish airspace,” Irish head of state Michael Martin said.
- According to reports, the Irish government has informed that the arrival of Santa Claus will take place on Christmas Eve.
“Can the Taoiseach confirm arrangements are in place for Santa and reindeer to enter Irish airspace?” asked Irish politician Cormac Devlin.
Martin also made it clear that his government has received information that Santa’s arrival in Ireland will take place on Christmas Eve without any obstacles.
“Santa’s access to Irish airspace to be eased”
Irish Taoiseach Michael Martin
At the time, Irish Transport Minister Paschal Donohoe said: “I have been informed by the IAA that a very large man with a white beard and bright red suit will be operating a low-flying sled with eight reindeer led by one with a big red nose,” adding that assistance would be available if Santa needed it.
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SBS News has contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs seeking confirmation of Santa’s approval to access Australian airspace.
At the time of publishing this article we have not received a response.