Shannon Airport: Pensioner held over flight diversion released

A 79-year-old woman who was arrested after the flight she was travelling on was forced to divert to Shannon Airport has been released.

It is understood that pensioner became disruptive on board the plane and had to be restrained by cabin crew.

Police were waiting for the Air Canada flight when it landed at the airport at about 20:15 local time on Friday.

It was on its way from Frankfurt in Germany to Toronto in Canada.