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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Shannon

Last year
2022
# Funding
Operational funding of over €21 million announced for five regional airports
Cork will receive the biggest allocation, at just over €10.4 million.
# Wrap
In-form Young Munster hand heavy defeat to Shannon
Elsewhere, Clontarf’s mastery of the lineout maul was the difference in their late 29-22 win over Cork Constitution at Temple Hill.
# Preview
Leaders Dublin University set to face UCD as Terenure host Cork
Meanwhile, Blackrock v Galwegians is among the standout ties in the All-Ireland League Women’s Division.
# Courts
Two men plunged to their deaths in River Shannon following crane failure, court hears
Harrowing video footage of the workers’ last moments was shown in court during sentencing today.
# Shannon
Motorcyclist (30s) dies after Co Clare collision
The incident occurred this afternoon.
All time
# New Tech Uni
Ireland’s newest Technological University officially opens
The new university will have a student population of 14,000 across six counties.
# Safety Concerns
Irish air traffic controllers warn of 'disruption' to air travel in letter to minister
The air traffic controllers have raised safety concerns around rostering.
# Aer Lingus
Staff to be laid off as Aer Lingus permanently closes Shannon cabin crew base
Aer Lingus has also confirmed plans for the temporary closure of its base at Cork airport.
# Shannon
Two men arrested as part of investigation into shots fired in Co Clare
At around 11am on Wednesday, shots were fired in the Illaunamanagh area near Shannon.
# Shannon
Investigation launched after shots fired in Clare
The incident happened at around 11am this morning.
# Air Travel
Ryanair to close its Cork and Shannon bases for the winter
Michael O’Leary said the cuts to its bases had been “forced upon us by government mismanagement of EU air travel”.
# club rugby
Cashel shock Shannon as new provincial Community Series kicks-off
Elsewhere, Craig Ronaldson enjoyed a try-scoring debut for Naas as they toppled Terenure 19-12.
# Covid-19
Aer Lingus cabin crew in Shannon to be temporarily laid off
Staff at Dublin and Cork airports face further pay and roster cuts.
# AIL Legends
'I was blessed to join Shannon at that time. The crowds in the AIL were massive'
Andrew Thompson won nine All-Ireland League titles during his playing days with Shannon RFC.
# hotshot
The emerging stars of the 2019/20 season: Craig Casey
The 20-year-old scrum-half will move onto a senior contract next season.
# flood solutions
'Dredging the Shannon would ease flooding in some areas, and make it worse in others'
What can be done to solve the flood problems in the Shannon basin?
# Flooding
'We are literally prisoners in our own houses. We can never sell them; who would buy this misery?'
Homes in Clonlara, Co Clare are under threat of being submerged following flooding in the area this weekend.
# flooded
'It's bringing hell back again': Clare families brace for further flooding as River Shannon rises
Around 7,000 sandbags, and pumping stations were delivered to 10 houses, some of which have been cut off from roads
# Shannon
Thousands of sandbags delivered to homes in Clare under threat of rising floodwater
Increased rainfall coupled with increased discharges from the Weir has left residents along the Shannon catchment “concerned”.
# bright spark
20-year-old Craig Casey's energy an exciting prospect for Munster
The Shannon scrum-half showed his potential in a cameo off the bench at Thomond Park yesterday.
# Shannon
Met Éireann 'praying and hoping' that Ireland's 'most important' rainfall radar stays online
The Shannon Airport rainfall radar was forced offline several times last year.
# Shannon
Gardaí following definite line of inquiry after six cars destroyed by fire in Co Clare
Several other vehicles were also damaged in the incident on Friday night.
# Shutdown
Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties
It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.
# Shannon
Power failures and overheating cause long-term outages at Ireland's 'most important' weather radar
The Shannon Airport Rainfall Radar has been taken offline a number of times this year.
# Job Losses
Shannon-based tech firm Molex to shut next year with up to 500 job losses
The positions will be phased out in the coming months.
# Investigation
Pilot made emergency landing in Shannon after coffee spill in cockpit
The incident occurred on a Frankfurt-Cancun flight in February.
Drunken Ryanair passenger arrested at Shannon airport 'thought she was still in Spain'
Court heard woman from Limerick had mixed Xanax with alcohol prior to boarding the flight to alleviate her fear of flying.
# slán
Mike Pence departs from Shannon as two-day Irish visit ends
Pence took a stronger line on Brexit during this trip than many had expected.
# American Airlines
US-bound plane forced to return to Shannon Airport after suffering engine problems
There were 146 passengers and crew on board.
# Flights
Flights resume at Shannon Airport after five-hour suspension due to emergency incident
All passengers and crew have disembarked the plane safely.
# Co Clare
Suspended sentence for man who pleaded guilty to possessing 531 child pornography images
A factor in not imposing a jail term was the “undue delay” by the State in prosecuting the case.
# lufthansa
Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon over 'abusive passenger'
The flight crew requested to divert to Dublin Airport to have a male passenger “off-loaded”.
# Limerick
Tobacco worth over €15,000 seized by Revenue officers in Munster
The seizures occurred following operations in Shannon and Limerick city.
# trump in ireland
Minimal pomp, no harps on the tarmac: Government can breathe easy after Shannon balancing act
The greeting went fine – but the Shannon events had the air of a box-ticking exercise.
AS IT HAPPENED
US President Donald Trump arrives in Ireland for first night of official visit
The Taoiseach welcomed the US President on the tarmac this afternoon – stay with us for all the latest updates.
# peace camp
'He's not welcome here': Major security operation planned as protests to take place during Trump visit
Local protest groups will set up a camp close to Shannon Airport for the duration of the US President’s trip.
# queen mary 2
Woman airlifted to hospital from luxury cruise liner off south coast
Rescue 115 had been on standby since yesterday afternoon.
# brookfields
Five-year-old boy hospitalised after becoming trapped in underground pipe in Clare
Three units of the fire brigade from Shannon town attended the scene and helped to rescue the boy.
# 7s
'There was just blood everywhere... I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy'
Greg O’Shea has overcome injury and disappointment with Munster to become an Ireland 7s star.
# Wrap
Big win for Lansdowne, but Cork Con maintain lead atop Division 1A
A round-up of today’s AIL action.