Irish UFO Dossier released

Well, fair play to The Irish Times. Right at the arse end of silly season, they manage to drag a document about UFOs out of the Irish government. Right now, I’m not sure how that compares to the information that Dermot Butler and Carl Nally have tried to get, but I’m sure it will make for interesting reading nonetheless.
The Irish Times writes:

If the Americans can have The X Files, then so can we. A dossier on unidentified flying objects (UFOs), kept by the Irish Defence Forces for 37 years, has finally emerged.

But anyone hoping to confirm the existence of little green men will be disappointed. The best the file comes up with are flying saucers, objects shaped like fried eggs and flashing coloured lights – some of the sightings logged in documents dating back to 1947.

The file – released to the Irish Times under the Freedom of Information Act – includes press cuttings about reported sightings of UFOs, along with classified memos and other correspondence.

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