The Irish Independent has revealed that disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's private jet touched down at multiple Irish locations - Waterford inclusive, over the course of a decade.
Epstein, who was a convicted sex offender, died in 2019. His former partner, Ghislaine Maxwell who is on trial in the US this week - travelled with him on multiple trips in and out of Ireland aboard his private jet, 'Lolita Express'.
The Irish stops were uncovered by the newspaper. The aircraft flew in and out of Waterford, Dublin, Shannon and Belfast.
Epstein's jet touched down with the financier and seven other passengers in Dublin on May 2nd 1996 having arrived from Teterboro in New Jersey, USA.
Teterboro is the same airport where Epstein was arrested in 2019 on sex trafficking charges.
The following day, the Lolita Express made its' way from Dublin to Waterford with five passengers on board - but Epstein was not one of them.
Epstein is believed to have made his way from Dublin to Waterford by a different means of transport, but was picked up by his private jet in the county for a flight to Paris.
When that flight departed, the passengers who were aboard the trip from Dublin to the South East were no longer on board - as just Epstein and one other passenger made their way to France.
The jet moved from Paris to Switzerland a few days later, before stopping in Shannon to refuel on May 6th.
It flew from London to Belfast in 2000, and from Luton to Dublin in 2002.
In Dublin, the aircraft picked up Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell and his personal assistant Sarah Kellen before making its' way to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.
Later that year, the jet went from Russia to Shannon. It also made another stop in Shannon in 2008.