Irish woman takes her skirt off over airport security delays

An Irish woman travelling through London Stanstead Airport was so frustrated with delays going through security she decided to take her clothes off.

Eimear Ni Ghiallgairrh was travelling to Barcelona for a job interview when she encountered delays when going through security. She arrived only 90 minutes before her flight was due to take off and became agitated after she stepped through the security scanner and was told she may be a security risk. Staff said they thought she may be concealing something so she decided to take off her skirt to prove she wasn't.

Staff were so annoyed that she was making such a scene that the police were called to arrest her. Eimear suffered a broken bone in her wrist during the arrest and was led away to a windowless room in a nearby police station.

She was detained there for 15 hours before being released. She pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and criminal damage in court and was fined £70. Although she pleaded guilty in court she has criticised the decision to arrest her and has claimed he injury is proof of police brutality.


A former Primary School teacher, Ni Ghiallgairrh had been living in London for the past 18 months. She retrained as an architect and was going to Barcelona to interview for her 'dream job'. She told the court that she now plans to return to Ireland but worries about her employment prospects now that she has a criminal record.

Via Irish Mirror


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