ireland has no effective means of controlling - or knowing - what happens in its sovereign airspace.
it has no air-search radar network nor any air-defence aircraft.
any air-interception required by the Irish Government could only be completed by RAF typhoon or Tornado jets.
long-range helibourne rescue operations to the west of Ireland are carried out by RAF Sea Kings operating out of Shannon and search operations by RAF Nimrods from Scotland.
is it acceptable for a sovereign government to be unable to control its own airspace?
(this isn't a slagging or a troll, i'm just interested in peoples understanding of soveriegnty and neutrality)