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# Up In The Air

Last month
May 2023
# Up In The Air
Tánaiste claims that Ireland 'does not rely' on a secret deal with RAF to police Irish skies
Gary Gannon called for the Tánaiste to appear before the Oireachtas Defence Committee.
This year
# Up In The Air
Ireland's World Cup preparations could be thrown into disarray amidst club v country row
Some clubs may not release their players until 10 days before the tournament after a call from the European Club Association.
Last year
# Up In The Air
Porch could follow Friend out of Connacht at the end of the season
The 28-year-old says he hasn’t yet looked into the possibility of representing Ireland via residency rules.
# Second Coming
Wales confirm Warren Gatland as new head coach
Wayne Pivac departs the role following a dismal Autumn Nations series.
# Up In The Air
Biden promises to defend Taiwan but refuses to confirm re-election bid in rare TV interview
The US president said it ‘remains to be seen’ if he will seek re-election.
All time
# Up In The Air
Euro 2020 semi-finals and final could be moved away from Wembley
Uefa has a ‘contingency plan’ due to England’s quarantine rules.
# uncertain times
'Yes, I signed a contract but I won't believe it until I'm over on Australian soil that I'm there'
Mayo star Sarah Rowe recently signed a new two-year contract at Collingwood.
# Up In The Air
'It's down to the wire': Decision on whether Covid-19 restrictions will be eased on 5 May not made yet
The Chief Medical Officer has expressed concern that rates of improvement on key indicators of the disease have slowed.
# Up In The Air
Premier League return no clearer as key questions must be answered - West Ham chief Brady
The 20 top flight clubs met yesterday to discuss the possibility of resuming matches.
# Up In The Air
AFL scrap five games from fixture list, but this week's curtain-raisers not postponed yet
State Leagues around Australia will begin in May, but Gillon McLachlan will meet with stakeholders in the next 24 hours to decide if this weekend’s AFL openers go ahead.
# Up In The Air
RTÉ and Virgin Media could lose Six Nations to Sky or BT Sport
Negotiations on new TV rights deal up for grabs now but industry source dismisses story as ‘scaremongering’.
# Up In The Air
'He has to leave with his head up,' Mourinho says of Inter target Eriksen should he depart Spurs
The boss was asked about the Danish midfielder and his future following Tottenham’s FA Cup win last night.
# Up In The Air
Mourinho admits Eriksen could leave Tottenham in January
Uncertainty surrounds the Danish midfielder’s future.
# christmas rush
Dublin Airport faces busiest day today as Christmas rush begins
More than 1,600 performers from local schools and choirs will be there to greet the tens of thousands arriving in today.
# Up In The Air
Poll: Do you think the UK will leave the EU on 31 October?
Boris Johnson has been adamant that the UK will be leaving “come what may” on that date, but it still remains uncertain.
# Up In The Air
Ryanair strike: Judge to rule on planned stoppage as early as this afternoon
A 48 hour strike is planned from 12am on Thursday morning.
# Up In The Air
Bournemouth release statement over Fraser's future, while winger doubts anyone will pay £30m for him
The Scotland international forward is approaching the final year of his contract with the Cherries and has sparked summer exit talk as a result
# Up In The Air
'I know what I'll do but won't say' - Lukaku expecting 'busy summer' as he casts doubt over United future
The Red Devils striker did little to dismiss rumours of a potential Old Trafford exit after Belgium’s latest Euro 2020 qualifier.
# poch
Real Madrid not part of Pochettino's plans but call on Tottenham future imminent
The Argentine coach says he will assess his options after the Champions League final.
# Up In The Air
Eddie O'Leary remains coy over Tiger Roll's Grand National participation
The Cross Country Chase winner at Cheltenham may yet defend his crown on 6 April.
# Up In The Air
Special meeting of 'risk group' to assess threat of drone use near Irish airports
The meeting was called following possible drone activity at two London airports.
# Up In The Air
'We can't eat our way out of the problem': Irish sheep farmers struggle to prepare for Brexit
“It’s like survival of the fittest, the lion that thins the pack of wildebeests. And Brexit is the lion.”
# Up In The Air
Theresa May defers 'crucial vote' on Brexit deal
The Brexit plans are thrown into chaos again.
# Up In The Air
Plan on following the midterm results on Tuesday? Here's what to watch out for
If you plan on following the midterm results, here’s what’s expect to make it easier for you to spot a political upset.
# storm season
Storm Bronagh is here as heavy rains from the south lead to flood warnings
Storm Bronagh is the second named winter storm of the 2018/2019 winter season.
# Up In The Air
Ryanair cabin crew to be represented by trade union for first time
Fórsa said it’s looking forward to “securing improvements in terms and conditions” for employees.
# Up In The Air
'We can't rule out further strikes': Ryanair and union reps meeting today in a bid to avoid further travel chaos
Talks will begin later this morning to try to resolve the long-running Ryanair dispute.
# Up In The Air
Strike action at Ryanair kicks off again today causing travel chaos across Europe
This is the fifth day Irish pilots will be striking.
# Up In The Air
'Some people will get clear patches for sure': Irish stargazers have eyes peeled for blood moon
Widespread cloud is hampering efforts for Irish stargazers to get a glimpse of the rare eclipse.
# grounded
Folau loses appeal against ban for aerial clash with Peter O'Mahony
The Wallabies fullback was given a one-match ban, but appealed in the hope of playing for the Waratahs this weekend.
# Up In The Air
'That one-man lift, they're obviously putting their own player in danger'
CJ Stander says he could have protected Peter O’Mahony ‘a bit better’ in the air.
# Up In The Air
Analysis: How Schmidt's Ireland managed to negate Folau's aerial threat
The Wallabies fullback didn’t catch a single kick in Melbourne yesterday.
# Up In The Air
'I lived for every flight' - Aer Lingus marks sixty years of transatlantic travel
Early flights were populated mostly with those emigrating from Ireland.
# up up and away
Booking a holiday? Dublin Airport is getting 14 new routes this summer
You’ll now be able to fly direct to Hong Kong and Beijing.
# EU Directive
Details of all air passengers travelling from Ireland could be sent to Europe and US under new laws
Ireland has to introduce new legislation to comply with an EU directive by May.
# Up In The Air
'He knows I want him and the club wants him'
Marouane Fellaini has entered the final six months of his current deal, with no fresh agreement allowing him to speak to other clubs.
# Up In The Air
Fellaini confirms Man United contract rejection and waits for another offer
The midfielder is approaching a decade of playing in the Premier League and is weighing up his next move
# zero progress
Blow for Spurs as hamstrung defender ruled out until February with future up in the air
Pochettino has confirmed that Toby Alderweireld won’t be back until February 2018 and that no progress has been made on contract talks.
# doubt
Simon Zebo's future at Munster up in the air
The 27-year-old winger has refused to rule out a potential move away from the province.
# Up In The Air
A World Cup without Messi? Argentina's qualifying bid is in danger after Peru stalemate
They werre held to a 0-0 draw in Buenos Aires last night.