My "idea" is that you're fired if your boss reads this, tut, tut, tut, plane spotting when you should be at your desk working, that is of course, unless your desk is in a classroom, in which case, you're going to get detention for not concentrating in class!!!!!
They're jets but not fighters, just the usual now routine visits by Alpha Jet trainers of the French Air Force. It's a regular thing now, it seems to be a long cross country (or countries) exercise. They usually overnight.
If they keep this up, people living near Baldonnel will think we have an actual air force with jet fighters. Sadly it's just an illusion.
I would have thought the visits would present a ready made article for the magazine, Mark? Although maybe they are a complete secret and it never happened. NATO aircraft visiting Ireland routinely, never!