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# airspace - Sunday 24 March, 2019

Flyers distributed to plane spotters as Dublin Airport seeks to prevent drone incidents

Flights were temporarily suspended at Dublin Airport 21 February due to a drone sighting.

# airspace - Friday 20 July, 2018

FactCheck: Did the Taoiseach threaten to ban British planes from Irish skies?

The UK’s Sun newspaper carried the front page “Irish PM: I’ll ban British planes as revenge for Brexit”.

# airspace - Friday 23 December, 2016

Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace

There were fears Storm Barbara could have interfered with Santa’s travel plans.

# airspace - Friday 23 September, 2016

British fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers

The Russian bombers flew close to the Shetland Islands yesterday.

# airspace - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

RAF jets being sent towards Russian bombers 'heading for UK airspace'

The Ministry of Defence confirmed the news.

# airspace - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled across Europe (and it will be worse tomorrow)

Air traffic controllers in France are on strike. Here’s how it’s been affecting flights so far…

# airspace - Sunday 8 February, 2015

'We've told the Russians it's not acceptable to fly in Irish-controlled airspace'

Two Russian military aircraft flew through Irish controlled airspace last month.

# airspace - Friday 12 December, 2014

Knock-on delays at Irish airports after London computer meltdown

Heading to the airport? Check your flight status before you leave the house.

# airspace - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace

The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.

# airspace - Thursday 17 July, 2014

East Ukraine airspace has been closed until further notice

Aer Lingus and Ryanair confirm they do not fly over Ukrainian air space and flights are not impacted by the restrictions.

# airspace - Monday 30 December, 2013

# airspace - Sunday 8 December, 2013

South Korea expands air defence zone to overlap China's

The move comes amid tensions between South Korea and China over competing territorial claims.

# airspace - Monday 15 July, 2013

Up and away: Fourth month of air traffic growth at Dublin Airport

Air traffic saw a growth of 3.9 per cent in June – but how many flights were there per day on average?

# airspace - Friday 28 June, 2013

The French army's new warplane is monstrous Oh My This post contains images

The French army's new warplane is monstrous

Is this the future of European military airspace?

# airspace - Monday 10 June, 2013

To protect world leaders you can't fly over Lough Erne during G8 summit G8

To protect world leaders you can't fly over Lough Erne during G8 summit

The restrictions will last from Sunday, 16 until Tuesday, 18 June.

# airspace - Monday 20 May, 2013

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free Pigeons This post contains videos

Pigeon v Plane: The costly battle to keep the airspace bird-free

A recent incident involving pigeons which forced an Aer Lingus plane to abandon its flight to London has highlighted the measures Dublin Airport takes to keep the skies around the runway bird-free.

# airspace - Monday 14 January, 2013

IAA: 2013 another "tough year" for Irish aviation industry

However, Irish air traffic has returned to ‘modest growth’ in 2012, and there are signs that a more consistent growth will emerge, said the Irish Aviation Authority.

# airspace - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Flights in Irish airspace increase in October

What was the busiest day for flights last month?

# airspace - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Turkey, Syria ban flights to each other as tensions soar

Syria says it banned flights from Turkey “in accordance with the principle of reciprocity”.

# airspace - Friday 12 October, 2012

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

# airspace - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Turkish jets force Syrian plane to land over suspicious cargo

Turkey says that the plane’s cargo “did not comply with rules of civil aviation” as tensions between the two countries escalate.

# airspace - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Increase in Irish air traffic last month

According to the IAA, there was an average of 1,590 daily flights during August 2012. But what was the busiest day?

# airspace - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall

Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.

# airspace - Sunday 5 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm Drones This post contains videos

Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm

The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.

# airspace - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# airspace - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday Daily Fix This post contains images

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

All the news of the day you might have missed…