An Irish newspaper, the Independent, reports today that two brothers were arrested yesterday morning after using threatening, abusive and insulting behaviour on an Aer Lingus flight from Newark to Shannon.
They were brought before a special sitting of Ennis (a small town near Shannon) District Court TODAY, where one got 4 months and a £700 ($1000) fine and the other got 3 mos. and a fine of £500 (c.$700).
They won't do that again in a hurry.
As an Irish lawyer myself, I was quite surprised at the speed of this - and pleasantly so. Air rage, although more common, is still in its infancy (and hopefully won't get much further); swift and decisive action like this sends out the right kind of message. After a few months in Limerick (affectionately known as "stab city") Prison, they'll have got the message.