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#Shannon Airport

# shannon-airport - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport

Mar 17th 2019, 3:37 PM 63,974 Views 28 Comments

The pair didn’t reach the aircraft, which was parked at a terminal at the time.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Shannon had the worst punctuality record of Ireland's main airports last year
# Delayed Flights
# Delayed Flights

Shannon had the worst punctuality record of Ireland's main airports last year

Feb 16th 2019, 4:00 PM 12,222 Views 36 Comments

Under 32% of all flights at the Clare hub were delayed in 2018.

# shannon-airport - Friday 15 February, 2019

Shannon had the worst punctuality record of Ireland's main airports last year
# Tourism And Transport
# Tourism And Transport

Shannon had the worst punctuality record of Ireland's main airports last year

Feb 15th 2019, 9:48 AM 437 Views 0 Comments

The Clare hub blamed the delays on its high volume of less predictable long-haul traffic.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Five people taken to hospital after flight diverts to Shannon over reports of smoke in cockpit
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Five people taken to hospital after flight diverts to Shannon over reports of smoke in cockpit

Feb 6th 2019, 10:41 PM 41,508 Views 14 Comments

The flight was travelling from Germany to Mexico with 337 passengers and crew on board.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

US preclearance at Dublin and Shannon to be beefed up ahead of the summer
# Heading Stateside
# Heading Stateside

US preclearance at Dublin and Shannon to be beefed up ahead of the summer

Jan 9th 2019, 6:02 PM 22,451 Views 17 Comments

Dublin and Shannon are currently the only preclearance locations in Europe.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Number of planes carrying weapons to Shannon this year already surpasses 2017 figures
# Exemptions
# Exemptions

Number of planes carrying weapons to Shannon this year already surpasses 2017 figures

Nov 13th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,826 Views 34 Comments

So far, 423 planes carrying munitions of war have landed in Shannon Airport this year, and 16 landed in Dublin Airport.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

'Simple software issue' most likely the cause of last night's Irish airspace closure
# Grounded
# Grounded

'Simple software issue' most likely the cause of last night's Irish airspace closure

Updated Oct 3rd 2018, 5:16 PM 21,146 Views 34 Comments

Air travel over much of Ireland was suspended for around two hours during a “systems failure” last night.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Irish airspace reopens but knock on delays may carry on into tomorrow
# Out Of Action
# Out Of Action

Irish airspace reopens but knock on delays may carry on into tomorrow

Updated Oct 2nd 2018, 10:39 PM 56,390 Views 38 Comments

Dublin Airport is not affected, but Shannon and Cork are.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Ryanair flight attempts two landings at Shannon before being diverted to Liverpool
# Storm Ali
# Storm Ali

Ryanair flight attempts two landings at Shannon before being diverted to Liverpool

Sep 19th 2018, 10:49 AM 49,770 Views 21 Comments

The morning flight was due to land in Ireland West Airport in Knock, but was rerouted to Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Friday 31 August, 2018

VIDEO: Donald Trump's visit to Ireland is likely to be very different to the last time he was here
# Red Carpet Treatment
# Red Carpet Treatment

VIDEO: Donald Trump's visit to Ireland is likely to be very different to the last time he was here

Aug 31st 2018, 11:23 PM 23,022 Views 96 Comments

This time it’s far from business as usual

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval

Jul 10th 2018, 12:05 AM 88,898 Views 124 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it received assurances from the US Embassy that measures will be put in place to ensure it will not happen again.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 27 May, 2018

It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport
# Military Flights
# Military Flights

It's cost €60k this year to have the army help out when US military planes land at Shannon Airport

May 27th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,149 Views 36 Comments

Since 2003, the gardaí have been allowed request support from the Defence Forces at the airport.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Pictures: Gardaí and Defence Forces carry out dramatic terror training at Shannon Airport
# Just A Drill
# Just A Drill

Pictures: Gardaí and Defence Forces carry out dramatic terror training at Shannon Airport

Mar 20th 2018, 9:57 PM 26,828 Views 64 Comments

It involved a number of Garda units.

# shannon-airport - Monday 26 February, 2018

One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year
# Exemptions
# Exemptions

One a day: 330 planes carrying weapons landed in Shannon Airport last year

Feb 26th 2018, 6:15 AM 30,812 Views 93 Comments

Dublin TD Clare Daly said that the figures were “absolutely disgraceful”, but “not a bit surprising”.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon Airport after captain fell ill
# Dreamliner
# Dreamliner

Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon Airport after captain fell ill

Jan 24th 2018, 2:25 PM 22,884 Views 23 Comments

The plane was travelling from Florida to Copenhagen at the time.

# shannon-airport - Friday 5 January, 2018

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

Jan 5th 2018, 3:31 PM 90,999 Views 78 Comments

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to LA makes emergency landing after fault detected
# Problem
# Problem

Aer Lingus flight from Dublin to LA makes emergency landing after fault detected

Dec 28th 2017, 5:24 PM 33,070 Views 39 Comments

The flight landed safely at Shannon Airport after almost an hour of flying.

# shannon-airport - Monday 7 August, 2017

Shannon Airport wants outside help to become a 'challenger brand' to Dublin and Cork
# Big Plans
# Big Plans

Shannon Airport wants outside help to become a 'challenger brand' to Dublin and Cork

Aug 7th 2017, 9:00 AM 12,712 Views 50 Comments

The Clare hub is looking for a ‘renewed commercial strategy’.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Shannon Airport wants outside help to become a 'challenger brand' to Dublin and Cork
# Go West
# Go West

Shannon Airport wants outside help to become a 'challenger brand' to Dublin and Cork

Aug 3rd 2017, 3:05 PM 901 Views 2 Comments

The Clare hub is looking for a ‘renewed commercial strategy’.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 23 July, 2017

The west 'needs year-round flights to New York' to compete with Dublin
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

The west 'needs year-round flights to New York' to compete with Dublin

Jul 23rd 2017, 11:00 AM 12,030 Views 40 Comments

That is the opinion of the chambers of commerce from Galway, Shannon-Ennis and Limerick.

Shannon security staff are due pay rises for the airport's 'unique' situation
# Work
# Work

Shannon security staff are due pay rises for the airport's 'unique' situation

Jul 23rd 2017, 8:15 AM 16,477 Views 15 Comments

Workers at the airport, which routinely hosts US military flights, need to fulfil stringent criteria.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 20 July, 2017

Shannon security staff are due pay rises for the airport's 'unique' situation
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Shannon security staff are due pay rises for the airport's 'unique' situation

Jul 20th 2017, 2:51 PM 339 Views 0 Comments

Workers at the airport, which routinely hosts US military flights, need to fulfil stringent criteria.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

United suspends its New York route from Shannon Airport for winter
# Suspended
# Suspended

United suspends its New York route from Shannon Airport for winter

Jul 12th 2017, 2:13 PM 26,176 Views 34 Comments

Currently it operates a daily service from the airport to Newark in New Jersey.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Shannon Airport's duty-free is getting a major makeover, complete with 'water wall'
# Oasis
# Oasis

Shannon Airport's duty-free is getting a major makeover, complete with 'water wall'

May 18th 2017, 4:49 PM 1,024 Views 0 Comments

The airport’s retail chief is promising features that ‘the finance guys will think are mad’.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Flight diverts to Shannon after a passenger dies on board
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Flight diverts to Shannon after a passenger dies on board

May 13th 2017, 1:09 PM 33,831 Views 17 Comments

Last Monday, an 88-year-old man also died on a flight that was diverted to Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Lecturer charged with the criminal damage of US navy aircraft at Shannon
# Ennis District Court
# Ennis District Court

Lecturer charged with the criminal damage of US navy aircraft at Shannon

Apr 26th 2017, 5:49 PM 18,842 Views 0 Comments

A second man was also accused of causing damage to the aircraft.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Shannon Airport has opened the first airport sensory room in Europe for people with autism
# Travelling
# Travelling

Shannon Airport has opened the first airport sensory room in Europe for people with autism

Apr 2nd 2017, 7:00 AM 9,453 Views 5 Comments

It is tailored to be a “soothing place away from the activity of a busy airport”.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

Does Ireland have to allow Trump's migrant ban at its airports?
# Denied
# Denied

Does Ireland have to allow Trump's migrant ban at its airports?

Jan 31st 2017, 6:01 AM 14,897 Views 18 Comments

Ministers will today discuss Ireland’s obligations and review the pre-clearance arrangements at two airports.

# shannon-airport - Monday 30 January, 2017

Focus intensifies on how Ireland should deal with Trump's travel ban
# Us Preclearance
# Us Preclearance

Focus intensifies on how Ireland should deal with Trump's travel ban

Jan 30th 2017, 3:14 PM 14,151 Views 51 Comments

The issue of US pre-clearance in Irish airports is under intense scrutiny following the travel ban.

# shannon-airport - Monday 9 January, 2017

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland
# Miami Air
# Miami Air

Shannonwatch asks Shane Ross why 'plane on way to Nato air base' was allowed to stop in Ireland

Jan 9th 2017, 6:15 AM 22,046 Views 65 Comments

The Department of Transport has contacted Miami Air about the “circumstances surrounding this flight”.

# shannon-airport - Monday 2 January, 2017

Man dies after emergency landing at Shannon Airport
# Kuwait Airways
# Kuwait Airways

Man dies after emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Jan 2nd 2017, 5:16 PM 50,623 Views 8 Comments

The man was reportedly travelling under medical supervision.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Girl (10) dies after plane diverts to Shannon with medical emergency
# Tragedy
# Tragedy

Girl (10) dies after plane diverts to Shannon with medical emergency

Dec 25th 2016, 2:15 PM 43,305 Views 11 Comments

The child was treated by a doctor on the plane but was pronounced dead after landing.

# shannon-airport - Friday 2 December, 2016

Two emergency landings in 12 hours at Shannon Airport
# Aer Lingus
# Aer Lingus

Two emergency landings in 12 hours at Shannon Airport

Dec 2nd 2016, 2:11 PM 20,519 Views 23 Comments

The two emergency landings involved a technical fault and a medical emergency, according to the airport.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Passenger taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
# Diversion
# Diversion

Passenger taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Sep 29th 2016, 6:29 PM 18,321 Views 4 Comments

Air Canada flight AC895 was travelling from Milan to Toronto when it was forced to make the landing.

# shannon-airport - Monday 12 September, 2016

Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks
# Pre-clearance
# Pre-clearance

Shannon passengers flying to US no longer have to queue twice for security checks

Sep 12th 2016, 7:20 PM 16,733 Views 16 Comments

A new screening system is being trialled to combine European and US pre-clearance systems.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

16 people taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport
# United Airlines
# United Airlines

16 people taken to hospital after flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

Aug 31st 2016, 10:56 AM 41,471 Views 31 Comments

Shannon Airport confirmed that United Airlines flight UA-880 from Houston to Heathrow diverted to Shannon Airport “with a medical situation”.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Forty cows, 260 pigs and 200 goats will be getting on a plane from Shannon Airport to Rwanda

Forty cows, 260 pigs and 200 goats will be getting on a plane from Shannon Airport to Rwanda

Aug 30th 2016, 5:37 PM 15,170 Views 64 Comments

The Bóthar ‘Ark’ will fly from Shannon Airport to mark its 25th anniversary

# shannon-airport - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Margaretta D'Arcy's secret to an interesting life: keep things fun (and avoid meetings)
# The Guantanamo Granny
# The Guantanamo Granny

Margaretta D'Arcy's secret to an interesting life: keep things fun (and avoid meetings)

May 28th 2016, 12:23 PM 17,181 Views 27 Comments

Approaching her 82nd birthday, D’Arcy shows no signs of slowing down.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Two peace activists arrested on runway at Shannon Airport
# Detained
# Detained

Two peace activists arrested on runway at Shannon Airport

May 25th 2016, 8:25 AM 14,728 Views 86 Comments

The men were arrested for a suspected security breach.

# shannon-airport - Monday 25 April, 2016

€1.2 million spent on gardaí protecting US military planes at Shannon
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

€1.2 million spent on gardaí protecting US military planes at Shannon

Apr 25th 2016, 6:10 AM 17,041 Views 105 Comments

One TD described the spend as disgraceful as “many areas of the country are crying out for gardaí and for stations”.