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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Airports

Last year
# Your Say
Poll: Should the rules around taking liquids through Irish airports be relaxed?
Rules around taking liquids and laptops through airport security in the UK will be eased from June 2024.
# Airport Security
Airport security rules on liquids and laptops to be relaxed in UK from 2024
Passengers at most major UK airports will be able to carry liquids in containers holding up to two litres.
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# airport funding
€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
The funding aims to enable the airports to remain financially sustainable while navigating the pandemic.
# Dublin Airport
'We're on our way to Bordeaux': Thousands pass through Irish airports as restrictions are lifted
Ireland has implemented the EU Covid Certificate, allowing people who are fully vaccinated to travel freely.
# Aviation
'It will wither on the vine': Concern over future of Waterford Airport as government pulls emergency funding
A further €5m in Government investment has also been placed in doubt.
# reopening travel
Dozens of airline pilots have lined up outside Leinster House to warn of thousands of job losses in their sector
The pilots are asking why the Irish government is taking a different approach to antigen testing than other European states.
IALPA has called on the Irish government to roll out antigen testing at our airports and to reopen air travel in early July in line with other EU countries.
The union president says the divergent approach Ireland is taking to the rest of Europe is "unacceptable".
The Taoiseach will set out a plan to reopen aviation on Friday.
# flight plan
Irish airports to receive €80 million support package to help them survive pandemic
The cash injection announced today represents an additional €48 million on that which was announced in the Budget last month.
# Eamon Ryan
Transport minister says government wants an airport testing system in place by Christmas
Minister Michael McGrath says the hope is Level 5 gives us a decent Christmas.
# Living With Covid
Government will 'broadly support' new EU approach to air travel as Green List set to be updated on Monday
The government provided details on the new arrangements for air travel at a press conference today.
Department of Social Protection defends 'legal basis' for checks by social welfare inspectors at airports
The approach taken by inspectors has prompted concern and criticism in recent days.
# Data Collection
Data watchdog has 'serious doubts' over whether social welfare inspectors acted lawfully at airports
The Data Protection Commission is seeking further clarity from the department over the actions of social welfare inspectors at airports.
# Covid-19
Passengers arriving to Ireland will be checked to ensure they are self-isolating under new measures
People will have to fill out a form of where they are staying.
# Storm Emma
Forecast, transport and closures: Here's what you need to know today
A status red snow-ice warning will remain in place for Munster, Leinster and Galway until 6pm.
# grounded
More flight cancellations could be on the way as nearly half of Ryanair pilots reject bonuses
A number of staff at the airline have rejected a bonus offer from management.
# grounded
Here's a list of the upcoming flights cancelled by Ryanair
Affected customers will be offered refunds or alternative flights.
# grounded
Ryanair plans to cancel 40-50 flights a day for next six weeks
The airline says the move is to improve its punctuality.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a limit on the amount of alcohol people buy at airports?
Ryanair has called for restrictions in the UK following a spike in alcohol-related incidents.
# EU border controls
Tightened security leading to long airport queues for Irish passengers
Airports in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal are among those affected.
# All aboard
A woman going to Denmark fell asleep on her flight and woke up in Greece
The ticket mix-up at Charles de Gaulle airport was not noticed by airline staff.
# Eighth Amendment
Graphic pro-life 'education project' to take place in Dublin today
Abortion providers have criticised organisers for ‘intimidating’ women.
# Airport Security
Passengers warned of potential long delays at airports in Europe this summer
A new EU regulation introduced in March has led to tighter border control in European airports.
# chips for breakfast
18 things that are only acceptable at the airport
It’s a parallel universe.
# Terrorism
Refugees detained at airports after Trump bans them from entering US
Trump has barred all refugees from entering the country for three months — and those from war-ravaged Syria indefinitely.
# Air Rage
The UK could clamp down on drinking in airports
New aviation minister Lord Ahmad said he didn’t want to “kill merriment altogether”.
# other q
6 compelling arguments for queuing for Ryanair flights
Let them be.
# the worst
The 15 absolute worst people in the airport
Hell on earth.
Cork Airport is getting a couple of new routes
You can now get to Southampton and Leeds Bradford more easily.
# Come Fly With Me
Take a look inside the 10 busiest airports in Europe
It was a big year for air travel in the region.
# Come Fly With Me
You might actually WANT to have a long layover in these airports
A quick dip in a rooftop pool before the next flight? Don’t mind if we do…
# awfully big adventure
Airport staff took a little boy's lost teddy on a wonderful adventure of its own
Hobbes didn’t get a holiday – but he got something better.
# striiiiiike
Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...
There are four air traffic strikes planned in the coming days.
# Inquiry
Police investigating alleged serious sexual assault want to identify this man
They say he may have vital information that would help them with their inquiries into the alleged incident.
# Your Say
Poll: Following this year's air disasters, are you more afraid to fly?
Do all of these incidents play on your mind?
# cargo handlers
Flying home for Christmas? There will be strikes at some UK airports
Unite members are going on strike on December 23.
# not a drill
Enhanced Ebola screening begins at Heathrow Airport
It will be expanded into Gatwick and the Eurostar by the end of next week.
# Stop the Spread
'Worst Ebola epidemic in history': Medical experts say new treatments need to be fast-tracked
Health professionals say randomised controlled trials are unethical and impractical.
# Virus
British airports to introduce Ebola screening
Downing Street confirmed the move today in a bid to help stop the deadly virus from spreading,
# pocket change
Ryanair ordered to pay Germany back €500,000, but everything else is grand
The budget airline’s passenger numbers keep growing and its planes are getting more full.
# everything is awesome
Ryanair's 'nice-over' seems to be working, er, nicely
The airline expects to make profits of €620-650 million this year.
# Early Arrival
Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour
The woman has been taken to the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.