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Friday 2 June 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Disruption

This year
# Disruption
Dublin Airport chief calls for 'draconian' prison sentences for flying drones over airfields
The current maximum sentence in Ireland is seven years, but it’s a life sentence in the UK.
# Disruption
Wallabies blow as assistant coach Wisemantel quits eight months out from World Cup
Rugby Australia said he wanted to spend more time with his family and business interests outside the sport.
Last year
# Brexit
An Post claims UK Post Office causing thousands of packages to be undelivered
UK post offices refusing to add EU-mandated codes to parcels are impacting British small businesses.
# Disruption
Springboks to face All Blacks in Twickenham World Cup warm-up
The arch-rivals will face each other at English rugby’s headquarters in southwest London on 25 August.
# chaotic
'They told us to stay in the hotel. Police were literally parked outside'
The Saints were left stranded in Bulgaria last week amid a less-than-ideal build-up to tonight’s CSKA Sofia clash.
# Disruption
Ugly scenes as fan violence brings Serie A game to a temporary halt
DAZN reported that Napoli fans had caused some problems in La Spezia before the match.
# Frustration
Van Bronckhorst responds after tennis balls and toilet rolls delay Rangers match
Chants from the travelling supporters suggested the disruptions were a protest.
All time
# Disruption
NBA postpones five games over Covid concerns
The move comes after ESPN reported that five Cleveland Cavaliers players tested positive for Covid-19.
# Disruption
NFL postpones three games amid Covid-19 surge
The league said it would “strongly encourage” players getting booster shots, but did not issue a mandate.
# Disruption
Leinster and Montpellier report additional Covid cases ahead of Champions Cup meeting
Leinster have confirmed additional cases of Covid-19 following the postponement of training at UCD on Monday.
# Disruption
Covid-hit Leinster postpone training as precautionary measure
The province are due to play Montpellier on Friday, and the French side have also had to postpone training today due to Covid.
# Disruption
Wasps forced into changes against Munster after positive Covid-19 tests
The English club have had a late setback before their clash in Coventry.
# cohesion
'At 7.45 this morning, Nick Timoney got the call to come down from Belfast'
Ireland boss Andy Farrell was delighted with how his side managed injury disruption.
# Disruption
England captain Owen Farrell tests positive for Covid on eve of Tonga clash
The back will remain in isolation and undergo further tests.
# Disruption
Bohs' WNL clash cancelled because of Covid cases
The FAI have also announced a series of fixture changes in the men’s league.
# Disruption
'We're not where we were compared to 2019' - Coach's concern for Springboks
Mzwandile Stick also spoke of the squad’s desire to offer the people of South Africa hope amid ongoing rioting in the country.
# Disruption
Scotland boss challenges Billy Gilmour replacement to make himself 'national hero'
Gilmour’s positive Covid-19 test will force Steve Clarke to rethink his starting line-up.
# Disruption
How has trade between Ireland and Great Britain been affected in the first two weeks of Brexit?
More than 70% of trucks are completing paperwork before moving goods, and are being ‘green-lighted’ to leave Irish ports.
# Disruption
Munster cancel training again as province awaits further Covid-19 test results
A senior player tested positive for the virus earlier this week, with a further six players identified as close contacts.
# Disruption
Italy U21 squad isolating after two positive Covid-19 tests ahead of Ireland qualifier
Jim Crawford’s side are due to face the Italians next Tuesday, as they go in search of a place at the European Championships.
# Disruption
Spurs' Cup tie with Leyton Orient called off at late notice over Covid cases
A number of players at the League Two club tested positive for the virus yesterday, after a round of tests paid for by Spurs.
# Disruption
LGFA confirm All-Ireland championship 'will not take place in the format and timeline as planned'
Players, referees and clubs will be consulted as to the best way forward.
# Disruption
'Utter chaos': Technical issues at Heathrow Airport cause cancellations and delays
Some flights to and from Dublin Airport have been affected.
# Disruption
Full rail service resuming but knock-on delays expected
Irish Rail has warned commuters to expect delays.
# Disruption
Fears El Clasico could be overshadowed by protests
Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid are only focused on football.
# Pension reform
France transport strike reaches tenth day as fears grow of Christmas travel chaos
Protesters want the government to back down on pension reforms.
# Disruption
Ligue 1 match halted for more than 25 minutes amid protests
Bordeaux might be riding high in the table this season, but the club’s fans are far from happy.
# Disruption
Wales' World Cup preparation in chaos as Rob Howley sent home over alleged betting offences
The Assistant Head Coach was not present at the team’s official welcome ceremony yesterday.
# Glasnevin
Metrolink construction could close section of Royal Canal cycling Greenway for up to three years
A cycling group has called on the NTA to alter its plans for the Glasnevin Station.
# Delays
Rail service resumes following delays at Dublin's Heuston station
The delays were due to a train failure between Sallins and Newbridge station.
# Red Line
Luas services resume after disruption caused by stalled tram
Trams stopped running between Heuston and Blackhorse on the Red Line.
# Travel Chaos
Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick
Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.
# Delays
Traffic disruptions continue into the evening as a result of Storm Ali
Work crews have been attempting throughout the day to clear roads and rail lines across the country.
# Disruption
Irish Rail to spend €5 million on new replacement bus services contract
The company will spend €1 million apiece on the provision of services in Dublin and Limerick/Clare.
# getting around
Your bumper guide to getting around Dublin during the Pope's visit
The scale of closures and diversions are unlike any seen in the city in recent times.
# Ibiza
Passenger removed from Ryanair flight from Dublin says reports of disturbance are 'fake news'
Niall Harrington and his friends were on their way to Ibiza for a stag party.
# Fire damage
Fire damage results in major DART disruption between Dalkey and Greystones all week
Today there will be no DART service between Bray and Greystones.
# repair works
'Significant disruption' to train services in Dublin and Wicklow after fire
Services will be affected throughout the week due to damage caused by a fire in Bray.
# Disruption
Irish flights cancelled as French air traffic controllers strike over pay
Severe weather in the east of the US is also causing disruption for Irish passengers this morning.
# Beast Returns
Rugby homecoming cancelled and buses hit as snow hits Ireland - again
Dublin Bus says 15 routes are affected.