The WOMAN who gardai stopped at Shannon Airport from flying to New Zealand yesterday is understood to be from South Limerick.
She was leaving the country with her husband, also from South Limerick, and children.
The woman is being investigated by gardai for her part in a road traffic accident. She and one her of children were injured in the crash.
It is believed the husband has moved to New Zealand in recent months and they were moving to live with him there.
When airport gardai were told the woman was on the plane, they boarded it and asked her to accompany them.
As the mother is the one being investigated for “alleged reckless endangerment” she was the only person taken off the flight.
However, the husband and children also left the aeroplane which was about to depart for London. They were then due to take connecting flights to reach their final destination.
Gardai confirmed that a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions with regard to alleged reckless endangerment of a child from the car accident.
As the HSE have been monitoring the family situation very closely in recent times gardaí invoked section 12 of the Child Care Act and handed over the children to the care of the HSE.
The HSE was refused court custody of the children and they are now being cared for by the father in County Limerick.