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# shannon - Wednesday 11 April, 2018

Limerick firefighters save woman by her 'fingertips' in River Shannon rescue

The firefighters say that it was a joint effort by everyone involved.

# shannon - Monday 19 March, 2018

Teenager arrested in connection with fatal nightclub stabbing released without charge

A second man was injured during the altercation, which occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning.

# shannon - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Gardaí examining CCTV footage from nightclub where man was stabbed to death

The victim was a 23-year-old man from Limerick.

Man in his 20s stabbed to death in nightclub altercation

The scene has been preserved for a technical examination.

# shannon - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Mike Pence in Shannon: 'Rallying US troops on foreign soil, in a country that claims to be neutral'

Giving Mike Pence the opportunity to meet US troops at Shannon flies in the face of our neutrality, writes John Lannon.

# shannon - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

'Lurid carry on': Court hears Clare man uploaded pictures of local girls to porn site

Evan Meehan took the girls’ profile pictures from Facebook.

# shannon - Monday 23 October, 2017

Private jet flies low over Shannon for 'visual check' before emergency landing

The Gulfstream 5 jet flew low over the runway so that fire crews could check the landing gear.

# shannon - Saturday 7 October, 2017

What kind of weapons were six US airplanes refused access to Ireland carrying?

The description for the contents of most of the refused flights was ‘class 1 explosives’. The reasons for the refusals are as yet unclear however.

# shannon - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Gale force winds broke a yacht free and pushed it into a busy Shannon estuary shipping lane

The yacht was retrieved by a RNLI lifeboat crew.

# shannon - Saturday 22 July, 2017

Ireland has refused 19 applications to carry weapons through Ireland this year

427 applications have been approved.

# shannon - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

United suspends its New York route from Shannon Airport for winter

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

# shannon - Monday 29 May, 2017

Transatlantic flight diverts to Shannon as man suffers heart attack

A young girl also had a fit on the flight and required medical attention.

# shannon - Saturday 27 May, 2017

Norwegian is offering €99 US flights... but what's the final cost?

With the additional extras, the total flight cost comes to €394.30.

# shannon - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Flight diverts to Shannon after a passenger dies on board

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

# shannon - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

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

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

# shannon - Friday 31 March, 2017

Victims of Carrick-on-Shannon double drowning are Irish and English

The couple was reported missing this morning.

# shannon - Thursday 2 February, 2017

Professional power has put the squeeze on Ireland's once-vibrant club rugby scene

“The top of the game is very strong, but the bit in the middle, the clubs, are struggling badly.”

# shannon - Thursday 26 January, 2017

A startup incubator is coming to Shannon as part of the government's plan for rural Ireland

Ministers have promised to deliver 135,000 jobs to regional areas by 2020.

# shannon - Monday 9 January, 2017

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

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

# shannon - Monday 2 January, 2017

Man dies after emergency landing at Shannon Airport

The man was reportedly travelling under medical supervision.

# shannon - Saturday 31 December, 2016

Flight diverted to Shannon over medical emergency... for fourth time in a week

An elderly lady who was travelling with family was found to be unresponsive on board the Barbados-bound flight.

# shannon - Friday 30 December, 2016

Miami to London flight diverted to Shannon after passenger became seriously ill

The patient was taken to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.

# shannon - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Irish donors help Canadian family after girl (10) dies on plane diverted to Shannon

The young girl died on Christmas Eve.

# shannon - Friday 9 December, 2016

The River Shannon is in for a major dredging

Plans for the maintenance were announced today.

# shannon - Monday 28 November, 2016

Four men who launched boat on River Shannon had been drinking and taking drugs

One man died after the boat capsized.

# shannon - Tuesday 8 November, 2016

This is the route Irish Water wants its Shannon to Dublin pipeline to take

The scheme will provide water for 40% of the country’s population up to 2050.

# shannon - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Santa is getting a head start on the festive season in the skies above Shannon Airport

The airport will be launching two days of special Santa flights for the fourth year running in early December.

# shannon - Monday 24 October, 2016

United Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

The flight was travelling from Belfast to Newark Airport in New York

# shannon - Sunday 2 October, 2016

From The42 Ballynahinch recover from last week's setback to beat Shannon and the rest of your UBL match reports 1b

# shannon - Thursday 22 September, 2016

US moves in massive crackdown on alleged global mail fraud group with Irish connections

Officials say the group cheats millions of people out of tens of millions of dollars annually.

# shannon - Wednesday 10 August, 2016

Poll: Would you ban US military aircraft from stopping at Shannon entirely? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ban US military aircraft from stopping at Shannon entirely?

Independent TD and Minister of State John Halligan says that he would “absolutely” ban such aircraft if it was up to him.

# shannon - Thursday 19 May, 2016

Clare man charged with uploading photos of local teenage girls to porn site

The alleged offences took place during a period when he was aged 19 and 20.

# shannon - Saturday 7 May, 2016

Almost there: Boeing 767 has just about landed ashore in Sligo Plane Sailing This post contains videos

Almost there: Boeing 767 has just about landed ashore in Sligo

The move was delayed due to wind and tide issues.

# shannon - Friday 6 May, 2016

A Boeing 767 has almost landed at a glamping site in Sligo - by barge

The Boeing 767 is set to land in Enniscrone, Co.Sligo tomorrow morning.

# shannon - Thursday 5 May, 2016

Plane sailing: Boeing 767 begins journey to new home at Sligo glamping site

Undertaker David McGowan plans to use the plane as the centrepiece of a new transport-themed campsite.

# shannon - Tuesday 3 May, 2016

Watch: This Boeing 767 is nearly ready to make a Sligo glamping village its new home Timelapse This post contains videos

Watch: This Boeing 767 is nearly ready to make a Sligo glamping village its new home

The plane will be the centrepiece of a new transport-themed campsite.

# shannon - Monday 25 April, 2016

'Do I disappoint the whole country?': Funeral director hits snag in ambitious plan to move Boeing 767

David McGowan hopes to move the plane from Shannon Airport to a camping site in Co Sligo.

# shannon - Monday 21 March, 2016

4 teenagers rescued after getting stranded on River Shannon

The four became disorientated while out walking.

# shannon - Thursday 17 March, 2016

Two men arrested as €110k-worth of cannabis is seized

The drugs were seized when a van was stopped and searched.

# shannon - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Dolores O'Riordan told to pay €6,000 to poor box over air rage incident

The singer pleaded guilty to an air rage incident last December after being arrested at Shannon Airport in 2014.