NEWS Man fined over Ebola joke on Dublin to Milan Aer Lingus flight


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Apr 15, 2009
A man arrested over "a sick joke" about Ebola on a Dublin-bound plane has been told to pay 2,500 euros (£1,963) to charity to avoid a criminal conviction.
Roberto Binaschi, 56, from Italy, was arrested at Dublin Airport on Thursday.
He had written "Attenzione Ebola" on the lid of a disposable coffee cup as a joke with his daughter while on board the Aer Lingus flight from Milan.
The cup was disposed of in the usual way, but cabin crew spotted the words on the lid, sparking an alert.
At Dublin District Court on Friday, Mr Binaschi apologised and said he never intended to cause concern.
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