Air traffic has resumed over Germany after the threat from volcanic ash forced airlines to cancel flights earlier today. Meanwhile, the Irish Aviation Authority says there will be no impact on Irish airspace for at least the next 48 hours.
Met Éireann says it is monitoring the situation, but the IAA is not expecting any disruptions to flights in Irish air space over the next 24 hours. The EU has confirmed that the ash looks likely to enter British and Irish airspace shortly.
It’s a warning we’ve heard many times before and the Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTS) puts a decrease in donation in recent months down to a number of factors.
Stephen Cousins, national donor services manager with the IBTS, told us: “If you go back over 10 years, emigration has definitely been a part of it, especially in rural clinics the volume has just fallen.”
He said people travelling to more exotic locations and having less time also play a role.
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