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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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2022
# Rising prices
House prices rise by 14% as rate of increase slows slightly for first time in two years
The highest increase in property prices were seen outside Dublin, with prices rising by 16.4%.
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Three men paying €45 million each to be part of crew on first private trip to International Space Station
The three men will receive 15 weeks of training in advance of the flight next January.
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Aer Lingus orders six new 'narrowbody' planes to carry passengers on long-haul flights
The planes, which would be capable of travelling the distance from Rome to New York, will have just one aisle.
# parents panel
Parents Panel: What are your tips for air travel with kids?
Our Parents Panel share how they’ve survived security checks, red eye flights and toddler tantrums.
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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.
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'Flying is not seen as the sensational job it used to be in the 60s': Why airlines are flying into a future of pilot shortages
A leading trainer says high entry costs and poor marketing are turning off aspiring flyers.
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The Irish Air Corps will colour the skies above the Liffey today
The Irish Aviation Authority’s #AviationIreland weekend take place this Saturday and Sunday.
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Transatlantic flights from Cork finally get the go-ahead
The US Department of Transportation has granted a permit to Norwegian Air International after several delays.
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Qatar Airways to launch Dublin to Doha route
The flights will begin in 2017 or 2018.
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Ryanair owner Michael O'Leary parts company with Willie Mullins 'over fees'
The trainer confirmed the Gigginstown House Stud split this morning.
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Dublin is officially Europe's fastest-growing major airport
25 million people passed through the hub last year, putting it among Europe’s top tier.
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PHOTOS: 50,000 people turn out to watch Bray Air Display
The sky over Wicklow looked very colourful today.
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Watch: We did loop-the-loops and barrel rolls in this 1940s plane
We took a trip in the de Havilland Chipmunk.
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Ryanair has become the first airline to fly 100 million passengers in one year
A recommencement of flights to and from Belfast has also been announced.
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House prices outside of Dublin are flying up
It is still quite a bit pricier to live in the capital.
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Here's how to fly like a pro
Some good advice here.
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Man takes to the sky in deck chair suspended by 120 balloons
Daniel Boria said it was the most fun thing he’s ever done.
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"Close, but no cigar this time": SpaceX launch goes (more or less) to plan
A revolutionary attempt to land the craft’s leftover booster on an ocean barge did not fare as well as hoped.
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Review: Is the Parrot Rolling Spider the affordable drone you've been waiting for?
Drones as toys are growing in popularity, but is Parrot’s Mini Drone the one that will make you splash out on one?
# Yacht the hell
This $150 million behemoth is the Rolls-Royce of superyachts
It has a helipad. For your helicopter, of course.
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House prices in Ireland are rising faster than anywhere else in the world
Believe it or not, they’re still 39% below their peak in 2007.
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Drone footage shows what it's like to be a bird flying over an airport
This drone gives us a never-before-seen look at Mexico City Airport.
# Plane sailing
This plane could replace 12,000 jets - and it finally took off this week
The planes are vastly more efficient, Airbus says.
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Ryanair thinks its new friendly approach is working
Passenger figures for last month show an increase of 4% compared to the same time last year.
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Nasa cancels satellite launch with just 46 seconds to go
The spacecraft will orbit at 705 kilometres above Earth and will provide the first complete picture of the effects of climate change.
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Want to be a space tourist? Company gets lift off for balloons which go 20 miles above Earth
How much will it cost, you ask? A mere €55,000…
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Google wants to start beaming internet from its balloons as early as next year
It’s hoped that the project will see between 300 to 400 balloons circulating the globe, offering continuous service to a targeted area.
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Stunning photographs show Ireland from the air by the people with the best view
The Irish Air Corps’ maritime patrol crews have been taking photographs of how Ireland looks to them – and the results are amazing.
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Shannon Airport numbers climb again in July
Services from the US and Canada boost numbers at Ireland’s third-largest airport for the second month running.
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Cystic fibrosis charity flying high due to Ryanair charity calendar
The Polish charity is €100,000 better off after being picked of the sole recipient of proceeds from the 2013 calendar.
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Half of the world's aviation fleet now managed from Ireland
SMBC Aviation Capital officially launched today following €5.6bn acquisition by Japanese bank.
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