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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Airspace

Last year
Biden bans Russia from US airspace and calls Putin a 'dictator' in first State of the Union address
The US president highlighted the bravery of Ukrainian defenders and the resolve of a newly reinvigorated Western alliance.
All time
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.
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”.
Good news: Santa gets all-clear to fly in Irish airspace
There were fears Storm Barbara could have interfered with Santa’s travel plans.
British fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers
The Russian bombers flew close to the Shetland Islands yesterday.
RAF jets being sent towards Russian bombers 'heading for UK airspace'
The Ministry of Defence confirmed the news.
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…
'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.
Knock-on delays at Irish airports after London computer meltdown
Heading to the airport? Check your flight status before you leave the house.
Nato detects 'significant Russian military activity' in Europe's airspace
The rise in activity has been noticed over the past two days.
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.
Indira Gandhi sent greetings from the sky to 'friendly people' of Ireland
How nice.
South Korea expands air defence zone to overlap China's
The move comes amid tensions between South Korea and China over competing territorial claims.
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?
The French army's new warplane is monstrous
Is this the future of European military airspace?
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.
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.
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.
Flights in Irish airspace increase in October
What was the busiest day for flights last month?
Turkey, Syria ban flights to each other as tensions soar
Syria says it banned flights from Turkey “in accordance with the principle of reciprocity”.
'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.
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.
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?
Number of flights in Irish airspace continues to fall
Fewer flights into and out of each of the three state airports last month.
Video: Watch this incredible (and unnerving) footage of a drone swarm
The drones can coordinate their movements to fly in formation.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the news of the day you might have missed…