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#Shannon Airport

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Jun 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 3,555 Views 6 Comments

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Ryanair has launched five new routes from Shannon
# Ready For Takeoff
# Ready For Takeoff

Ryanair has launched five new routes from Shannon

Jun 4th 2014, 4:03 PM 23,346 Views 37 Comments

The budget carrier said that it couldn’t run the new flights if the travel tax was still in play.

# shannon-airport - Friday 30 May, 2014

Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike
# Grounded
# Grounded

Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike

May 30th 2014, 7:46 AM 13,076 Views 106 Comments

Most Aer Lingus planes are grounded as airline tries to rebook passengers.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day

May 14th 2014, 7:44 AM 6,493 Views 12 Comments

Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

# shannon-airport - Monday 12 May, 2014

Irish Twitter reacted hilariously to Donald Trump's arrival
# Donald Trump
From The Daily Edge
# Donald Trump

Irish Twitter reacted hilariously to Donald Trump's arrival

May 12th 2014, 5:12 PM 8,988 Views 2 Comments

Hilariously bitterly, that is.

Watch Donald Trump's incredibly awkward arrival on Irish soil
# Trumped
From The Daily Edge
# Trumped

Watch Donald Trump's incredibly awkward arrival on Irish soil

May 12th 2014, 12:17 PM 14,907 Views 5 Comments

*national cringe*

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused

Apr 22nd 2014, 6:45 AM 13,718 Views 94 Comments

However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

'New future' for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill
# Shannon
# Shannon

'New future' for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill

Apr 16th 2014, 2:24 PM 10,588 Views 27 Comments

The bill sets up a new Shannon Group plc on a statutory basis.

# shannon-airport - Monday 14 April, 2014

An Irish dancing flashmob took over Shannon Airport
# Everybody Dance Now
From The Daily Edge
# Everybody Dance Now

An Irish dancing flashmob took over Shannon Airport

Apr 14th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,788 Views 2 Comments

Ballaí Luimní with the baggage handlers, anyone?

# shannon-airport - Monday 7 April, 2014

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on
# Burundi
# Burundi

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on

Apr 7th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,188 Views 7 Comments

Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.

# shannon-airport - Monday 31 March, 2014

Nine new routes at Shannon Airport
# Come Fly With Me
# Come Fly With Me

Nine new routes at Shannon Airport

Mar 31st 2014, 7:50 PM 33,441 Views 30 Comments

Ryanair have launched the new services.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From prison to the Saturday Night Show...Margaretta D'Arcy to be released today
# Campaigning
# Campaigning

From prison to the Saturday Night Show...Margaretta D'Arcy to be released today

Mar 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 9,148 Views 57 Comments

The 79-year-old will be freed from the Dóchas Centre at Mountjoy Prison at 10.30am this morning.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days
# Free
# Free

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

Mar 12th 2014, 8:45 AM 11,233 Views 65 Comments

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

Judge will decide today if airport strikes can go ahead
# Courts
# Courts

Judge will decide today if airport strikes can go ahead

Mar 12th 2014, 7:56 AM 6,240 Views 32 Comments

Unions are planning a four-hour stoppage at the country’s airports on Friday – and the DAA and Ryanair want to stop them.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Margaretta D’Arcy is in prison but activists continue to protest at Shannon Airport
# US Military
# US Military

Margaretta D’Arcy is in prison but activists continue to protest at Shannon Airport

Feb 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 8,897 Views 62 Comments

A demonstration is planned for later today.

# shannon-airport - Monday 3 February, 2014

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend
# Shannon
# Shannon

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend

Feb 3rd 2014, 3:15 PM 5,415 Views 74 Comments

The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law
# Civil Disobedience
# Civil Disobedience

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Jan 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 72 Views 166 Comments

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison
# Limerick Prison
# Limerick Prison

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison

Jan 26th 2014, 12:23 PM 10,784 Views 156 Comments

D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 16 January, 2014

79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest
# Anti War Activist
# Anti War Activist

79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest

Jan 16th 2014, 12:35 PM 15,133 Views 238 Comments

Margaretta D’Arcy is waking up this morning after spending her first night in Limerick Prison. Meanwhile, President Higgins has been asked to intervene.

# shannon-airport - Friday 27 December, 2013

Travel disruption as high winds continue
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

Travel disruption as high winds continue

Dec 27th 2013, 2:09 PM 46,596 Views 27 Comments

Roads, rail, air and sea are all affected as Ireland takes a battering.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem
# Diverted
# Diverted

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Dec 10th 2013, 12:06 PM 9,701 Views 10 Comments

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute
# Deal
# Deal

Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute

Nov 20th 2013, 4:26 PM 6,422 Views 10 Comments

The deal will see five crew operating the new smaller transatlantic services with a review of operations due next summer.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87
# Shannon
# Shannon

Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87

Oct 24th 2013, 2:06 PM 11,378 Views 54 Comments

It follows a dispute with the IMPACT trade union on staffing levels for new transatlantic services.

# shannon-airport - Friday 18 October, 2013

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'
# US Military
# US Military

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'

Oct 18th 2013, 8:59 AM 28,260 Views 220 Comments

Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

Oct 16th 2013, 3:54 PM 12,942 Views 52 Comments

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

# shannon-airport - Friday 9 August, 2013

Shannon Airport numbers climb again in July
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Shannon Airport numbers climb again in July

Aug 9th 2013, 8:53 AM 5,193 Views 43 Comments

Services from the US and Canada boost numbers at Ireland’s third-largest airport for the second month running.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 1 August, 2013

'Unruly passenger' arrested after plane diverted to Shannon
# Shannon
# Shannon

'Unruly passenger' arrested after plane diverted to Shannon

Aug 1st 2013, 11:29 AM 29,141 Views 77 Comments

The woman on board the Delta flight from New York to Athens became abusive during the flight and had to be handcuffed.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 18 July, 2013

US tourists boost Shannon Airport's numbers
# Taking Off
# Taking Off

US tourists boost Shannon Airport's numbers

Jul 18th 2013, 8:40 AM 4,320 Views 23 Comments

An eight per cent rise in passengers is Shannon Airport’s first increase in five years.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

Jul 17th 2013, 8:44 AM 11,153 Views 18 Comments

The airport was evacuated briefly this morning but the public and passengers have now been allowed to return to the building.

# shannon-airport - Monday 15 July, 2013

Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month
# Shannon
# Shannon

Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month

Jul 15th 2013, 7:28 PM 10,132 Views 53 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Ollie the dog helps find cannabis worth €300,000 at Shannon Airport
# Sniffed Out
# Sniffed Out

Ollie the dog helps find cannabis worth €300,000 at Shannon Airport

Jul 2nd 2013, 5:26 PM 7,473 Views 36 Comments

After a positive indication on a package by customs dog Ollie, Revenue officials discovered the concealed drugs.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Obama wasn’t the only US President in Ireland yesterday
# Look Over There!
# Look Over There!

Obama wasn’t the only US President in Ireland yesterday

Jun 18th 2013, 8:22 AM 16,055 Views 7 Comments

Bill Clinton stopped by Shannon Airport yesterday on his way to the Middle East.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash

May 16th 2013, 10:01 AM 17,870 Views 48 Comments

An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Armed robbery in Coolock causes three Dublin flights to be diverted to Shannon
# Diverted Flights
# Diverted Flights

Armed robbery in Coolock causes three Dublin flights to be diverted to Shannon

Mar 14th 2013, 3:57 PM 20,996 Views 48 Comments

The DAA said an Aer Lingus flight from Gatwick, an Aer Lingus Flight from Brussels and a Ryanair flight from Las Palmas were all diverted to Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport
# Knock Airport
# Knock Airport

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport

Mar 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,921 Views 43 Comments

Concerns have been raised about the future of the airport in the wake of the government’s proposals to secure the future of Shannon Airport.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war
# Shannon
# Shannon

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Mar 10th 2013, 3:41 PM 5,584 Views 35 Comments

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations
# Rendition
# Rendition

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations

Feb 5th 2013, 3:09 PM 8,871 Views 40 Comments

The Department of Justice was responding to a report published today claiming Ireland facilitated the CIA’s rendition programme.

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme
# Rendition
# Rendition

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme

Feb 5th 2013, 9:55 AM 10,006 Views 87 Comments

The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Friday 11 January, 2013

Drop in troop flights contributes to decline in Shannon passenger numbers
# Shannon
# Shannon

Drop in troop flights contributes to decline in Shannon passenger numbers

Jan 11th 2013, 2:41 PM 6,908 Views 25 Comments

It was a difficult year for the airport, but 2013 will “mark the turning point” for recovery, a spokesperson said.