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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Canary Islands

This month
November 2023
Around 100 people injured as cruise ship hit by bad weather
Saga Cruises’ Spirit of Discovery ship was caught up in the storm in the Bay of Biscay.
Last month
October 2023
3,000 people forced to evacuate Tenerife due to raging wildfire
The outbreak of the fire comes as Tenerife and the neighbouring island of Gran Canaria are under a heat alert.
August 2023
Plane from Dublin to Canary Islands forced to make unscheduled stop due to unruly passenger
Spanish police confirmed two Irish nationals left the plane voluntarily and were ‘reported for an administrative breach of air safety’.
Cooler weather overnight helps effort to battle Tenerife wildfire
More than 12,000 people have been evacuated from their houses since the fire started on Tuesday.
Thousands more evacuated as Tenerife wildfire rages
Firefighters have been unable to establish a perimeter around the blaze that has consumed at least 12,355 acres.
Firefighters in Tenerife battle through the night to halt worst wildfire in decades
Canary Islands regional President Fernando Clavijo said today’s efforts would be crucial to containing the fire.
Thousands of people evacuated as out-of-control wildfire scorches Tenerife
Some 250 firefighters and members of the Spanish army are tackling the blaze.
This year
Thousands evacuated as wildfire rages on La Palma in Canary Islands
The situation could worsen because a heatwave has made the terrain tinder-dry, officials have told residents.
Spanish coastguard searching for three boats lost at sea after rescuing one found in distress
During their searches yesterday, rescuers found a boat carrying 78 sub-Saharan migrants who were taken to Gran Canaria island.
All time
Eruption of Spanish island volcano declared over after starting in September
Fiery molten rock flowing down toward the sea destroyed around 3,000 buildings.
Flights cancelled and schools shut after latest volcanic eruption on La Palma
Authorities on the Spanish island told inhabitants to stay indoors as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to erupt.
Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma following volcano damage
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government would pass new measures this week to help millions of euros in aid reach those in need.
Volcanic eruption on La Palma showing no sign of abating
More than 1,800 buildings, mostly homes, have already been destroyed on the Canary Island.
Thousands locked down as La Palma volcano destroys cement plant
La Cumbre Vieja volcano began erupting on 19 September.
La Palma volcanic eruption going strong after three weeks
Some 6,000 residents were evacuated after the initial eruption on the Canary Island last month.
Canary Island's La Palma airport shuts again due to ashfall from volcano
The volcano has been erupting for almost three weeks.
New lava flow spews from La Palma volcano after weeks of eruptions
A huge magma shelf has continued to build on the Atlantic Ocean.
Lava from La Palma volcano reaches sea after 10-day journey across island
Columns of steam that experts had warned could contain toxic gases shot upward when the molten rock tumbled into the Atlantic.
Flights cancelled over volcanic ash cloud over La Palma
A volcano has been erupting on the Canary Island over the past week.
Flights scrapped as new volcanic eruptions hit Canaries
Video footage from the civil guard showed a garden in the area completely covered in thick ash.
Spanish volcano still spewing out lava, five days after eruption
The lava has destroy almost 400 buildings on the island of La Palma.
Canary Island volcano eruption could last three months
Authorities said dangers still lie ahead, including earthquakes, lava flows, toxic gases, volcanic ash and acid rain.
Earthquakes and lava threaten La Palma in Canary Islands
La Palma, with a population of some 85,000 people, has been hit by several earthquakes.
Volcano erupts on Spain's Canary Islands after increased seismic activity
The Cumbre Vieja volcano last erupted 50 years ago.
Four people found dead in boat carrying 23 migrants near Canary Islands
Ninteen migrants have been hospitalied on Tenerife.
Four tourists test positive for Covid-19 at quarantined Tenerife hotel
The second virus-related death in France was confirmed this morning.
Canary Islands airports reopen after sandstorm closures
A number of Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights were cancelled over the weekend.
Man who defecated in the woods causes deadly forest fire after he lights toilet paper
A ranger has died in the fire.
Spanish police investigating report that Irish teenager was raped
The incident allegedly happened last week at the Playa de Las Americas resort in Tenerife.
Three injured after apartment building collapses in popular Tenerife tourist resort
There were no tourists hurt in the incident, the local tourist board said.
Travelling abroad? Warning issued as one woman loses €5,000 in Canary Islands credit card scam
The European Consumer Centre issued the warning for Irish people today.
Ryanair passengers left confused after plane diversion leaves them on 'wrong island'
The flight from Dublin to Lanzarote was forced to divert due to bad weather.
Five killed in Canary island lifeboat accident
Five people were killed when a lifeboat fell from a cruise liner during a safety drill while it was docked in the Canary Islands.
Ryanair stewards detained at Liverpool airport over cigarette 'smuggling'
Two airline stewards were off-duty when they were detained by authorities over alleged smuggling of cigarettes from the Canary Islands.
Fires begin to ease on Canary Islands
The fires caused the evacuation of one of the smallest islands, and affected 10,000 acres of land.
Firefighter killed as Spain battles deadly wildfires
One person has been killed and three others injured in forest fires raging across Spain.
Wildfires threaten world heritage site on Canary Island
Meanwhile a blaze on the island of Tenerife has led to the evacuation of residents.
British woman who was stabbed and beheaded in Tenerife is named
The woman has been named as Jennifer Mills-Westley as more details emerge of the gruesome attack in the Spanish resort.
Man decapitates British woman in Tenerife and 'carries her head through the streets'
Witnesses have described how the man stabbed and beheaded a woman before carrying her head through the streets in the Los Cristianos cultural centre in Tenerife.