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#Shannon Airport

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 18 May, 2022

Ryanair opens new €10 million aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Ryanair opens new €10 million aircraft maintenance facility at Shannon Airport

Wed 9:21 AM 15,254 Views 8 Comments

The facility is expected to employ 200 people in the locality.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 4 May, 2022

Two US army veterans fined €5,000 for anti-war protest at Shannon Airport in 2019
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Two US army veterans fined €5,000 for anti-war protest at Shannon Airport in 2019

May 4th 2022, 4:44 PM 12,083 Views 0 Comments

The two men were found guilty of interfering with the operation, safety or management of an airport yesterday.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

US army veterans convicted of interfering with operations at Shannon Airport
# Protest
# Protest

US army veterans convicted of interfering with operations at Shannon Airport

May 3rd 2022, 4:44 PM 25,416 Views 0 Comments

The two anti-war protesters were acquitted of criminal damage charges.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 27 April, 2022

Men charged with trespass at Shannon Airport argue actions were legal under international law
# Court
# Court

Men charged with trespass at Shannon Airport argue actions were legal under international law

Apr 27th 2022, 8:10 PM 13,353 Views 0 Comments

Both defendants said they wanted to inspect a plane used to transport US military that was parked on the airport apron.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 26 April, 2022

Men accused of Shannon Airport trespass were 'nicest and most courteous protesters', trial hears
# Court
# Court

Men accused of Shannon Airport trespass were 'nicest and most courteous protesters', trial hears

Apr 26th 2022, 5:33 PM 12,968 Views 0 Comments

Two peace activists in their 80s are accused of criminal damage and trespass at Shannon Airport.

# shannon-airport - Monday 25 April, 2022

Two peace activists on trial over Shannon Airport damage and trespass charges
# Court
# Court

Two peace activists on trial over Shannon Airport damage and trespass charges

Apr 25th 2022, 5:40 PM 14,146 Views 0 Comments

The pair walked on to a taxiway at the airport on St Patrick’s Day three years ago.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 20 April, 2022

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Russia intentionally destroying grain export to create food crisis, Ukrainian PM tells Taoiseach

Updated Apr 20th 2022, 4:50 PM 37,890 Views 36 Comments

Taoiseach says Government is working to turn around pledges more quickly.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 7 April, 2022

Jet diverts to Shannon for emergency landing after engine failure
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

Jet diverts to Shannon for emergency landing after engine failure

Apr 7th 2022, 10:01 AM 25,459 Views 7 Comments

For the second time in less than a fortnight, a United Airlines plane experienced engine problems and was forced to divert to Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Man charged with causing breach of the peace on board Ryanair flight
# Grounded
# Grounded

Man charged with causing breach of the peace on board Ryanair flight

Feb 5th 2022, 6:51 PM 83,747 Views 0 Comments

The man had been arrested last night.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 15 December, 2021

€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic
# Airport Funding
# Airport Funding

€108m in funding announced to help Irish airports stay afloat through pandemic

Dec 15th 2021, 6:30 AM 9,727 Views 13 Comments

The funding aims to enable the airports to remain financially sustainable while navigating the pandemic.

# shannon-airport - Friday 19 November, 2021

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today

Nov 19th 2021, 5:47 PM 104,599 Views 28 Comments

One of the planes had engine problems over the Atlantic, while the other had a sick passenger on board

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020
# Air Travel
# Air Travel

CSO figures show a 91% drop in Irish air passenger numbers by the end of 2020

Apr 14th 2021, 1:11 PM 6,258 Views 14 Comments

All routes in and out of Ireland saw a drop of 91% at the end of 2020.

# shannon-airport - Monday 1 March, 2021

Aer Lingus lays off 129 Shannon staff members for three months without pay
# Grounded
# Grounded

Aer Lingus lays off 129 Shannon staff members for three months without pay

Mar 1st 2021, 3:19 PM 28,980 Views 22 Comments

The airline said the layoffs may be subject to further extension or change.

# shannon-airport - Monday 15 February, 2021

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
# RULES BREACH
# RULES BREACH

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations

Feb 15th 2021, 4:45 PM 32,381 Views 40 Comments

The US crew stayed in a Limerick hotel overnight, leaving to buy food at one point, before flying on to the US the following day.

# shannon-airport - Friday 25 December, 2020

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
# US Military
# US Military

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 15,034 Views 53 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 15 October, 2020

'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

'A major blow': Shannon and Cork airport bosses call for more government support after Ryanair base closures

Oct 15th 2020, 11:09 AM 20,647 Views 31 Comments

Calls for rapid airport testing have been backed by the chair of Dáil Covid Committee.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Ryanair threatens winter closure of Cork and Shannon bases if EU travel policy not adopted
# Travel
# Travel

Ryanair threatens winter closure of Cork and Shannon bases if EU travel policy not adopted

Oct 1st 2020, 6:54 PM 18,406 Views 26 Comments

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar previously said he was concerned by how well smaller airports could bounce back after Covid-19.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste
# Aviation Industry
# Aviation Industry

Proposed EU traffic light system for air travel 'is still a bit up in the air', says Tánaiste

Sep 23rd 2020, 1:10 PM 22,162 Views 26 Comments

Varadkar said he is worried about Cork and Shannon airports bouncing back from Covid.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

DAA says coronavirus testing in Irish airports would be 'challenging'
# Covid Committee
# Covid Committee

DAA says coronavirus testing in Irish airports would be 'challenging'

Jul 28th 2020, 12:48 PM 13,414 Views 42 Comments

According to the DAA, travel to the 15 Green list countries represented only 9% of their traffic in 2019.

# shannon-airport - Monday 27 July, 2020

5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list
# Travel
# Travel

5,000 passengers a day are arriving into Ireland's airports, with the UK topping the list

Jul 27th 2020, 1:56 PM 49,273 Views 53 Comments

Arrivals to Ireland from the US have been lower than from most Western European countries.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee
# Military Transport
# Military Transport

Concerns raised over US troop flights into Shannon after plane arrives from army base in Tennessee

Jul 16th 2020, 12:25 PM 49,681 Views 67 Comments

Flight OY-545 arrived at Shannon Airport this morning from Fort Campbell in Tennessee

# shannon-airport - Friday 12 June, 2020

Over €80,000 worth of cocaine-like Kratom seized at Shannon Airport
# Mayo
# Mayo

Over €80,000 worth of cocaine-like Kratom seized at Shannon Airport

Jun 12th 2020, 10:33 AM 18,241 Views 13 Comments

Significant amounts of drugs have been seized by Revenue officers at airports in recent days.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

World's largest plane arrives in Shannon with Ireland's biggest delivery of PPE
# PPE Delivery
# PPE Delivery

World's largest plane arrives in Shannon with Ireland's biggest delivery of PPE

Jun 10th 2020, 1:54 PM 72,552 Views 113 Comments

The AN-255 arrived in Shannon with 800 pallets of PPE

Over €40,000 worth of cannabis seized at Shannon Airport
# Revenue
# Revenue

Over €40,000 worth of cannabis seized at Shannon Airport

Jun 10th 2020, 11:21 AM 16,086 Views 37 Comments

The drugs were destined for an address in Galway.

# shannon-airport - Monday 9 March, 2020

Passenger jet damaged in hard landing at Shannon Airport is grounded
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Passenger jet damaged in hard landing at Shannon Airport is grounded

Mar 9th 2020, 1:38 PM 51,098 Views 24 Comments

The Omni Air International flight from Bangor in the US state of Maine arrived last night.

# shannon-airport - Friday 14 February, 2020

Two transatlantic jets divert to Shannon airport due to medical emergencies
# Urgent Assistance
# Urgent Assistance

Two transatlantic jets divert to Shannon airport due to medical emergencies

Feb 14th 2020, 3:39 PM 33,394 Views 22 Comments

Shannon is the country’s busiest airport for aircraft diversions.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 25 January, 2020

US Vice President Mike Pence meets with troops at Shannon Airport
# Pitt Stop
# Pitt Stop

US Vice President Mike Pence meets with troops at Shannon Airport

Jan 25th 2020, 6:57 PM 35,618 Views 81 Comments

Pence last visited Ireland in September.

# shannon-airport - Monday 13 January, 2020

Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight
# Status Orange
# Status Orange

Storm Brendan: 32,000 still without power as Status Orange warning remains for five counties until midnight

Updated Jan 13th 2020, 6:10 PM 293,890 Views 76 Comments

A number of flights to and from Shannon Airport have been cancelled.

# shannon-airport - Friday 20 December, 2019

Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to Shannon
# Urgent Assistance
# Urgent Assistance

Man resuscitated after suspected cardiac arrest on flight diverted to Shannon

Dec 20th 2019, 12:41 PM 26,063 Views 7 Comments

The plane was met by paramedics and airport staff when it landed.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016
# Caught
# Caught

Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016

Dec 19th 2019, 6:10 AM 7,418 Views 9 Comments

At Dublin Port, alone, €87 million worth has been seized since 2016.

# shannon-airport - Monday 2 December, 2019

Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties

Updated Dec 2nd 2019, 6:50 PM 30,530 Views 13 Comments

It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar
# Shannon
# Shannon

Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar

Nov 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 20,467 Views 18 Comments

The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar has been taken offline a number of times this year.

# shannon-airport - Friday 8 November, 2019

Trial of US veterans charged with criminal damage at Shannon Airport transferred from Clare
# Bias
# Bias

Trial of US veterans charged with criminal damage at Shannon Airport transferred from Clare

Nov 8th 2019, 10:26 PM 22,397 Views 0 Comments

Judge Gerald Keys said a jury of people living in Co Clare may not be impartial.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 20 October, 2019

Air France flight diverts to Shannon after 'suspicious' phone found on board
# Security Alert
# Security Alert

Air France flight diverts to Shannon after 'suspicious' phone found on board

Oct 20th 2019, 7:06 PM 36,708 Views 19 Comments

The crew opted to divert to Shannon when no one came forward to claim the phone.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 3 October, 2019

The government has been asked to consider extending state aid to Shannon and Cork airports
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

The government has been asked to consider extending state aid to Shannon and Cork airports

Oct 3rd 2019, 10:10 AM 265 Views 0 Comments

Could aviation be used to promote regional growth?

# shannon-airport - Friday 13 September, 2019

Pilot made emergency landing in Shannon after coffee spill in cockpit
# Investigation
# Investigation

Pilot made emergency landing in Shannon after coffee spill in cockpit

Sep 13th 2019, 7:28 AM 36,123 Views 25 Comments

The incident occurred on a Frankfurt-Cancun flight in February.

# shannon-airport - Monday 9 September, 2019

Several Irish flights affected after British Airways cancels UK services over pilot pay dispute
# Grounded
# Grounded

Several Irish flights affected after British Airways cancels UK services over pilot pay dispute

Sep 9th 2019, 7:41 AM 12,426 Views 2 Comments

The carrier is currently locked in a pay dispute with its 4,300 pilots.

# shannon-airport - Friday 6 September, 2019

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'
# Dublin And Shannon
# Dublin And Shannon

New preclearance services at Irish airports 'will make it easier to travel to US'

Sep 6th 2019, 5:06 PM 31,819 Views 31 Comments

Dublin and Shannon are the only airports in Europe that offer US preclearance.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 22 August, 2019

US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems
# American Airlines
# American Airlines

US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems

Aug 22nd 2019, 1:16 PM 24,886 Views 1 Comment

There were 146 passengers and crew on board.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Flights resume at Shannon Airport after five-hour suspension due to emergency incident
# Flights
# Flights

Flights resume at Shannon Airport after five-hour suspension due to emergency incident

Updated Aug 15th 2019, 12:42 PM 90,991 Views 47 Comments

All passengers and crew have disembarked the plane safely.

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