Watch: Air Corps confirms military exercise in Cork last night

Watch: Air Corps confirms military exercise in Cork last night

A routine military exercise by the Irish Air Corps was carried out in the skies over Cork city last night.

Updated at 11.18am: A ROUTINE military exercise by the Irish Air Corps was carried out in the skies over Cork city last night.

According to a press spokesman for the Defence Forces, the exercise involved "the use of a number of Defence Forces assets including several aircraft".

The operation attracted much online speculation last night after the helicopters were sighted in the area.

Air Corps aircraft at Cork airport last night. Pic: Cork Airport Police/Fire&Rescue

Earlier:

THREE helicopters flying over Cork city last night had Corkonians wondering what they were doing in the area.

The helicopters were seen leaving Cork airport in formation and resulted in people flocking to social media to try to find out why they were in the area.

They were also seen in the Kinsale area, as well as east of the city.

It is understood the activity was a training exercise by the Irish Air Corps.

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