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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 2°C

# Ash Cloud

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# Ash Cloud
Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 16 hurleys that paid for their sins
Something’s got to give in elite hurling.
# Emergency
Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades
The volcano has not erupted in 43 years.
# Volcano
Iceland evacuates tourists over heightened volcano eruption risk
The Irish Aviation Authority has told TheJournal.ie it is ‘closely monitoring’ the situation.
# Ash Cloud
Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 15 hurleys that paid for their sins
When commitment and sport combine, wood is liable to shatter.
# Japan
Photos: Clean-up begins after volcanic eruption in Japan coats city in ash
The eruption yesterday spewed a plume 5,000 meters into the air.
# Pompeii
Photos: Exhibition examines daily lives destroyed by Vesuvius
The exhibition in the British Museum in central London seeks to shed light on the everyday lives of the people killed in Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD.
# Italy
Mount Etna flash eruption lights up Sicilian sky
Raw footage from Italy’s most active volcano this week.
# holy war
Clash of the Ash (Wednesday): 10 hurls that paid for their sins
When commitment and sport combine, wood is liable to shatter.
# Ryanair
Ryanair loses ECJ case on reimbursing costs for stranded passengers
The court ruling could have wide-ranging implications for air carriers and their passengers.
# Ash Cloud
Blow for Ryanair as ECJ set to uphold ash cloud challenge
The ECJ’s advocate-general is likely to uphold a complaint from a Dubliner whose flight was cancelled during the 2010 disruption.
# Vulcanology
Minor eruptions at Mount Etna mark first activity of 2012
Sicilians woke up to see plumes of smoke from the active volcano this morning, though there has been no flight disruption.
# History Repeating?
Not this again... New seismic activity underneath Icelandic volcano
Seriously? Seriously?! There’s been a new cluster of minor earthquakes underneath Katla, which is bigger than Eyjafjallajokull.
# Ash Cloud
Flights grounded as the ash cloud returns to Australia
Flights in and out of Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra cancelled as the Chilean volcano strikes again.
# Chile
New volcanic ash cloud threatens flight disruptions (in South America)
The Puyehue volcano has been dormant for decades – and its latest eruption has forced 3,500 to evacuate their homes.
# Ash Cloud
Flight restrictions across Europe lifted as the ash cloud threat abates
Passengers breathe a sigh of relief as the skies look clear for the next 36 hours at least. Ryanair, Aer Lingus and all the major carriers are operating normal schedules.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the day’s news – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed, including: destruction of smallpox virus stocks delayed; ash cloud woes ease; and two men injured in shooting at Dublin pub.
# Ash Cloud
German airports reopen as ash cloud dissipates
Air traffic has resumed over Germany after the threat from volcanic ash forced airlines to cancel flights earlier today. Meanwhile, the Irish Aviation Authority says there will be no impact on Irish airspace for at least the next 48 hours.
# Ash Cloud
Air travel relief as Grimsvotn volcano stops erupting
The volcano causing air travel difficulties across Europe stopped eruptions this morning, says Iceland’s Met Office.
# Ryanair
Ryanair’s test flight claims disputed by experts
The airline said that it safely flew a test plane through a ‘red zone’ for volcanic ash yesterday and incurred no damage – however experts have said the plane never entered a danger zone.
# Ash Cloud
No Irish closures - for now - as Ash Cloud reaches Europe
As Grimsvotn’s eruption begins to wane, airspace closures on continental Europe will still mean some cancelled flights.
# Ash Cloud
IAA on ash cloud: No restrictions on Irish airspace for at least next 24 hours
Eurocontrol says that about 500 European flights were cancelled today as a result of the ash cloud, but disruptions to flights in UK air space are expected to have ended by tomorrow.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the news of the day you might have missed…
# Disruption
Ash cloud forces Barca to alter Wembley travel plans
Spanish champions will now leave for London at 10pm this evening.
# Volcano
Aer Lingus cancels Scottish flights as volcanic ash cloud moves closer
President Obama won’t be the only one inconvenienced by ash from the Grimsvotn volcano, however IAA says it still doesn’t expect any disruptions to air travel in Irish space in the next 24 hours.
# Ash Cloud
EU confirms that volcanic ash cloud is heading in Ireland's direction
Met Éireann says it is monitoring the situation, but the IAA is not expecting any disruptions to flights in Irish air space over the next 24 hours. The EU has confirmed that the ash looks likely to enter British and Irish airspace shortly.
# Poll
Poll: Should Irish airspace stay open if the ash cloud arrives?
Do you think last year’s lockdown in the skies was an overreaction? Or would you prefer to see airspace close again if the ash cloud returns?
# Flying High
Ryanair profits up 26 per cent - but tougher times ahead
The airline performs well on fuel bets and bounces back from airspace closures – but oil prices will mean a leaner 2011.
# Volcanic eruption
Iceland closes main airport but ash cloud 'not heading to Europe'
Keflavik airport is fully closed with no flights taking off or landing as the ash plume covers Iceland but officials insist its not Europe-bound.
# Ash Cloud
Report vindicates aviation authorities over ash cloud flight cancellations
The ash cloud from Iceland’s (still unpronounceable) Eyjafjallajökull volcano could have caused engines to fail and seriously scratched up windows.
# Aer Lingus
Aer Lingus ends slump as profits hit €30m
The flag-carrying airline reports its first profit in several years, with pre-tax profits hitting €30.4m for 2010.
# Tourism
Numbers visiting Ireland down 15% on last year
The volume of tourists coming to Ireland fell by a million in 2010, according to estimates by the travel industry.
# Ryanair
Ryanair's profit takes off despite ash cloud
Forget Eyjafjallajokull: despite having to cancel hundreds of flights, Ryanair’s profits increased by 17%.
# Ash Cloud
Ash cloud TDs granted expenses they never incurred
Four TDs stranded abroad are given permission to declare themselves ‘present’ in Leinster House – and claim expenses.