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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Shannon Airport

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Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009
Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…
Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture
A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.
Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon
But does an explanation of “administrative error” raise more questions than it answers?
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court
The TDs were arrested in July after trying to search a US military aircraft.
The same British Airways jet has made another unscheduled landing at Shannon
It is understood there was a technical issue with the engine and a replacement aircraft is required.
Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out
It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport hasn’t been getting any love from those extra punters.
Shannon Airport wins 'Airport of the Year' in European awards
This is the first time an Irish airport has won this award and judges singled it out because of its success in ending five years of “seemingly interminable decline”.
Boston mayor Marty Walsh lands in Ireland for historic homecoming
…and drops a few words as Gaeilge. Just because.
Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour
The woman has been taken to the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.
Aldi, gardaí, and Clare Daly: The week in numbers
Plus: how much does the new baby elephant calf at Dublin Zoo weigh?
Poll: Do you support Mick Wallace and Clare Daly's actions at Shannon Airport?
The duo attempted to board a US military aircraft yesterday but were arrested.
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly released after being arrested at Shannon Airport
The pair were attempting to inspect two US military aircraft.
Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison
The 80-year-old anti-war activist had refused to sign a bond saying she would act lawfully and stay out of unauthorised zones in Shannon Airport.
Dublin could soon have a direct flight to...Addis Ababa
The deal, if it goes ahead, could be the first of many instances of non-EU airlines using Ireland as a stopover hub en route to the US.
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, Gaza, and fathers’ names on birth certs.
What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?
The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?
How should Irish adoption laws be changed?
Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.
80-year-old activist Margaretta D'Arcy given two week sentence in court for Shannon protest
D’Arcy was ordered to sign a bond promising not to trespass at Shannon Airport – but she may not sign it.
Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages
Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.
What makes someone eligible for a medical card?
Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.
Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?
Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.
Ryanair has launched five new routes from Shannon
The budget carrier said that it couldn’t run the new flights if the travel tax was still in play.
Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike
Most Aer Lingus planes are grounded as airline tries to rebook passengers.
There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day
Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.
Irish Twitter reacted hilariously to Donald Trump's arrival
Hilariously bitterly, that is.
Watch Donald Trump's incredibly awkward arrival on Irish soil
*national cringe*
349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused
However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.
'New future' for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill
The bill sets up a new Shannon Group plc on a statutory basis.
An Irish dancing flashmob took over Shannon Airport
Ballaí Luimní with the baggage handlers, anyone?
From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on
Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.
Nine new routes at Shannon Airport
Ryanair have launched the new services.
From prison to the Saturday Night Show...Margaretta D'Arcy to be released today
The 79-year-old will be freed from the Dóchas Centre at Mountjoy Prison at 10.30am this morning.
Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days
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
Unions are planning a four-hour stoppage at the country’s airports on Friday – and the DAA and Ryanair want to stop them.
Margaretta D’Arcy is in prison but activists continue to protest at Shannon Airport
A demonstration is planned for later today.
Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend
The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.
Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law
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.
Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison
D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.
79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest
Margaretta D’Arcy is waking up this morning after spending her first night in Limerick Prison. Meanwhile, President Higgins has been asked to intervene.