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#Shannon Airport

From TheJournal.ie How should Irish adoption laws be changed? Oireachtas Agenda

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

From TheJournal.ie 80-year-old activist Margaretta D'Arcy given two week sentence in court for Shannon protest Protest

80-year-old activist Margaretta D'Arcy given two week sentence in court for Shannon protest

D’Arcy was ordered to sign a bond promising not to trespass at Shannon Airport – but she may not sign it.

From TheJournal.ie Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages Oireachtas Agenda

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

From TheJournal.ie What makes someone eligible for a medical card? Oireachtas Agenda

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities? Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair has launched five new routes from Shannon Ready For Takeoff

Ryanair has launched five new routes from Shannon

The budget carrier said that it couldn’t run the new flights if the travel tax was still in play.

From TheJournal.ie Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike Grounded

Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike

Most Aer Lingus planes are grounded as airline tries to rebook passengers.

From TheJournal.ie There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day Come Fly With Me

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day

Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

Irish Twitter reacted hilariously to Donald Trump's arrival

Hilariously bitterly, that is.

From TheJournal.ie 349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused Mick Wallace

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused

However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.

From TheJournal.ie 'New future' for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill Shannon

'New future' for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill

The bill sets up a new Shannon Group plc on a statutory basis.

An Irish dancing flashmob took over Shannon Airport

Ballaí Luimní with the baggage handlers, anyone?

From TheJournal.ie From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on Burundi

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on

Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.

From TheJournal.ie Nine new routes at Shannon Airport Come Fly With Me

Nine new routes at Shannon Airport

Ryanair have launched the new services.

From TheJournal.ie From prison to the Saturday Night Show...Margaretta D'Arcy to be released today Campaigning

From prison to the Saturday Night Show...Margaretta D'Arcy to be released today

The 79-year-old will be freed from the Dóchas Centre at Mountjoy Prison at 10.30am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days Free

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Judge will decide today if airport strikes can go ahead Courts

Judge will decide today if airport strikes can go ahead

Unions are planning a four-hour stoppage at the country’s airports on Friday – and the DAA and Ryanair want to stop them.

From TheJournal.ie Margaretta D’Arcy is in prison but activists continue to protest at Shannon Airport US Military

Margaretta D’Arcy is in prison but activists continue to protest at Shannon Airport

A demonstration is planned for later today.

From TheJournal.ie Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend Shannon

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend

The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law Civil Disobedience

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

From TheJournal.ie Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison Limerick Prison

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison

D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.

From TheJournal.ie 79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest Anti War Activist

79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest

Margaretta D’Arcy is waking up this morning after spending her first night in Limerick Prison. Meanwhile, President Higgins has been asked to intervene.

From TheJournal.ie Travel disruption as high winds continue Stormwatch This post contains images

Travel disruption as high winds continue

Roads, rail, air and sea are all affected as Ireland takes a battering.

From TheJournal.ie Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem Diverted

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute Deal

Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute

The deal will see five crew operating the new smaller transatlantic services with a review of operations due next summer.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87 Shannon

Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87

It follows a dispute with the IMPACT trade union on staffing levels for new transatlantic services.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error' US Military

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'

Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.

From TheJournal.ie With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers Budget 2014

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Shannon Airport numbers climb again in July Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport numbers climb again in July

Services from the US and Canada boost numbers at Ireland’s third-largest airport for the second month running.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unruly passenger' arrested after plane diverted to Shannon Shannon

'Unruly passenger' arrested after plane diverted to Shannon

The woman on board the Delta flight from New York to Athens became abusive during the flight and had to be handcuffed.

From TheJournal.ie US tourists boost Shannon Airport's numbers Taking Off

US tourists boost Shannon Airport's numbers

An eight per cent rise in passengers is Shannon Airport’s first increase in five years.

From TheJournal.ie Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning Evacuation

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

The airport was evacuated briefly this morning but the public and passengers have now been allowed to return to the building.

From TheJournal.ie Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month Shannon

Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.

From TheJournal.ie Ollie the dog helps find cannabis worth €300,000 at Shannon Airport Sniffed Out

Ollie the dog helps find cannabis worth €300,000 at Shannon Airport

After a positive indication on a package by customs dog Ollie, Revenue officials discovered the concealed drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Obama wasn’t the only US President in Ireland yesterday Look Over There!

Obama wasn’t the only US President in Ireland yesterday

Bill Clinton stopped by Shannon Airport yesterday on his way to the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash Plane Crash

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash

An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.

From TheJournal.ie Armed robbery in Coolock causes three Dublin flights to be diverted to Shannon Diverted Flights

Armed robbery in Coolock causes three Dublin flights to be diverted to Shannon

The DAA said an Aer Lingus flight from Gatwick, an Aer Lingus Flight from Brussels and a Ryanair flight from Las Palmas were all diverted to Shannon.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport Knock Airport

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport

Concerns have been raised about the future of the airport in the wake of the government’s proposals to secure the future of Shannon Airport.