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Friday 19 November, 2021

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today
# Emergency Landing
# Emergency Landing

Two separate transatlantic flights made emergency stops in Ireland today

Nov 19th 2021, 5:47 PM 104,645 Views 27 Comments

One of the planes had engine problems over the Atlantic, while the other had a sick passenger on board

Friday 15 October, 2021

Man dies after cattle trailer overturns during Clare car crash
# Bunratty
# Bunratty

Man dies after cattle trailer overturns during Clare car crash

Oct 15th 2021, 5:15 PM 51,130 Views 2 Comments

The incident happened around 2.10pm this afternoon.

Thursday 6 August, 2020

One woman injured after being hit by a car in Clare
# Ennis
# Ennis

One woman injured after being hit by a car in Clare

Aug 6th 2020, 6:30 PM 38,221 Views 10 Comments

The incident occurred in the carpark of the Dunnes Stores shopping centre in Ennis.

Monday 29 June, 2020

Two teens seriously injured, one airlifted to hospital, following dirt bike collision in Clare
# Collision
# Collision

Two teens seriously injured, one airlifted to hospital, following dirt bike collision in Clare

Jun 29th 2020, 10:22 AM 23,425 Views 11 Comments

It is not believed that either teenager suffered life-threatening injuries.

Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Some attendees of Blindboy podcast in Ennis required to self-isolate due to coronavirus
# Close Contact
# Close Contact

Some attendees of Blindboy podcast in Ennis required to self-isolate due to coronavirus

Mar 10th 2020, 12:52 PM 57,954 Views 66 Comments

Only people directly contacted by health authorities need to take any measures.

Sunday 8 March, 2020

Pony lost at sea despite rescue efforts after bolting from beach in Clare
# Search And Rescue
# Search And Rescue

Pony lost at sea despite rescue efforts after bolting from beach in Clare

Mar 8th 2020, 5:30 PM 42,234 Views 12 Comments

The incident was reported to emergency services shortly before 1pm today.

Friday 14 February, 2020

Two transatlantic jets divert to Shannon airport due to medical emergencies
# Urgent Assistance
# Urgent Assistance

Two transatlantic jets divert to Shannon airport due to medical emergencies

Feb 14th 2020, 3:39 PM 33,397 Views 22 Comments

Shannon is the country’s busiest airport for aircraft diversions.

Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Gardaí warn drivers to take care after a number of crashes this afternoon
# Warning
# Warning

Gardaí warn drivers to take care after a number of crashes this afternoon

Jan 28th 2020, 3:17 PM 57,298 Views 19 Comments

Several collisions have occurred following heavy hail showers today.

Saturday 28 December, 2019

Two kayakers rescued from Lough Derg after getting into difficultly
# Rescue Operation
# Rescue Operation

Two kayakers rescued from Lough Derg after getting into difficultly

Dec 28th 2019, 4:02 PM 17,339 Views 20 Comments

One person was taken to hospital.

Monday 2 December, 2019

Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties

Updated Dec 2nd 2019, 6:50 PM 30,540 Views 13 Comments

It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.

Thursday 22 August, 2019

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures
# Runway Incident
# Runway Incident

Investigation into Aer Lingus Gatwick incident finds shortcomings with airport procedures

Aug 22nd 2019, 4:57 PM 41,664 Views 12 Comments

A vehicle was cleared onto the runway in front of an Aer Lingus jet which was travelling at over 110km/h.

Sunday 18 August, 2019

Man and children airlifted to hospital after being swept out to sea in Kerry
# Rescue 115
# Rescue 115

Man and children airlifted to hospital after being swept out to sea in Kerry

Aug 18th 2019, 3:06 PM 46,394 Views 8 Comments

The Irish Coast Guard has praised the lifeguards for their “outstanding response” this afternoon.

Saturday 17 August, 2019

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast
# Coast Guard
# Coast Guard

Man dies after getting into difficulty while swimming off Clare coast

Updated Aug 17th 2019, 1:23 PM 35,068 Views 3 Comments

The man, aged 71, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick.

Thursday 25 July, 2019

Rampaging cow injures man and damages cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart
# Udder Chaos
# Udder Chaos

Rampaging cow injures man and damages cars after breaking free from Ennis Mart

Jul 25th 2019, 6:46 PM 36,019 Views 48 Comments

Gardaí say the cow made its way to Dunnes Stores before being caught.

Thursday 20 June, 2019

Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon over 'abusive passenger'
# Lufthansa
# Lufthansa

Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon over 'abusive passenger'

Jun 20th 2019, 10:24 PM 64,750 Views 45 Comments

The flight crew requested to divert to Dublin Airport to have a male passenger “off-loaded”.

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Five-year-old boy hospitalised after becoming trapped in underground pipe in Clare
# Brookfields
# Brookfields

Five-year-old boy hospitalised after becoming trapped in underground pipe in Clare

May 21st 2019, 7:19 AM 28,531 Views 11 Comments

Three units of the fire brigade from Shannon town attended the scene and helped to rescue the boy.

Friday 17 May, 2019

Security stepped up at Shannon Airport ahead of possible Trump visit
# US President
# US President

Security stepped up at Shannon Airport ahead of possible Trump visit

May 17th 2019, 4:41 PM 22,692 Views 68 Comments

Officers have been deployed to a road security box at the entrance to the airport.

Saturday 20 April, 2019

Body of missing Clare man found by fishermen
# Sixmilebridge
# Sixmilebridge

Body of missing Clare man found by fishermen

Apr 20th 2019, 12:04 PM 29,567 Views 1 Comment

The man had been missing from his home since Wednesday.

Thursday 4 April, 2019

Aer Lingus flight had to make emergency landing after suspected engine fire
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Aer Lingus flight had to make emergency landing after suspected engine fire

Apr 4th 2019, 3:26 PM 39,845 Views 8 Comments

A report into the incident has concluded that “fatigue failure” of part of the engine was the probable cause.

Sunday 17 March, 2019

Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport
# Security Breach
# Security Breach

Two 'former US soldiers' arrested after breaching security perimeter at Shannon Airport

Mar 17th 2019, 3:37 PM 63,999 Views 28 Comments

The pair didn’t reach the aircraft, which was parked at a terminal at the time.

Monday 18 February, 2019

Emergency services dealing with chemical incident in Co Clare
# Ennis
# Ennis

Emergency services dealing with chemical incident in Co Clare

Updated Feb 18th 2019, 12:43 PM 30,250 Views 6 Comments

Fire service received a call to the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre at 6.30am.

Saturday 9 February, 2019

Woman airlifted to hospital after falling at Cliffs of Moher
# Rescue
# Rescue

Woman airlifted to hospital after falling at Cliffs of Moher

Feb 9th 2019, 6:53 PM 46,123 Views 34 Comments

The woman, a tourist aged in her 50s, was in an area inaccessible by land vehicles.

Thursday 24 January, 2019

Man dies following farming accident in Clare
# Cooraclare
# Cooraclare

Man dies following farming accident in Clare

Jan 24th 2019, 6:49 PM 24,975 Views 4 Comments

The accident happened near the village of Cooraclare in the west of the county.

Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Radio Kerry Group set to acquire Clare FM and Tipp FM for undisclosed sum
# Media Merger
# Media Merger

Radio Kerry Group set to acquire Clare FM and Tipp FM for undisclosed sum

Jan 8th 2019, 5:30 PM 12,610 Views 15 Comments

The two local stations employ 45 full-time and 30 part-time staff.

Sunday 6 January, 2019

Trinity College 'deeply saddened' as student dies after falling from Cliffs of Moher
# Clare
# Clare

Trinity College 'deeply saddened' as student dies after falling from Cliffs of Moher

Jan 6th 2019, 2:44 PM 38,422 Views 23 Comments

The 26-year-old man lost his footing while taking a photo.

Friday 4 January, 2019

Student dies after falling from Cliffs of Moher while taking a photo
# Clare
# Clare

Student dies after falling from Cliffs of Moher while taking a photo

Jan 4th 2019, 7:03 PM 102,432 Views 58 Comments

The victim is believed to be an Indian national who had been studying at university in Dublin.

Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Flight returns to Dublin Airport after being forced to abort landing due to wind
# Strong Winds
# Strong Winds

Flight returns to Dublin Airport after being forced to abort landing due to wind

Updated Nov 27th 2018, 1:20 PM 76,831 Views 16 Comments

Meanwhile, another flight diverted to Shannon Airport after a woman was reported to be experiencing contractions.

Wednesday 26 September, 2018

Transatlantic jet makes emergency landing in Dublin due to engine fire warning
# False Alarm
# False Alarm

Transatlantic jet makes emergency landing in Dublin due to engine fire warning

Sep 26th 2018, 2:57 PM 30,902 Views 4 Comments

It’s now understood the a mechanical issue caused the alarm to go off.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Ryanair flight attempts two landings at Shannon before being diverted to Liverpool
# Storm Ali
# Storm Ali

Ryanair flight attempts two landings at Shannon before being diverted to Liverpool

Sep 19th 2018, 10:49 AM 49,797 Views 21 Comments

The morning flight was due to land in Ireland West Airport in Knock, but was rerouted to Shannon.

Friday 10 August, 2018

Transatlantic flight emergency lands at Shannon after smoke detected on board
# Virgin Atlantic
# Virgin Atlantic

Transatlantic flight emergency lands at Shannon after smoke detected on board

Aug 10th 2018, 9:08 AM 18,058 Views 10 Comments

The Virgin Atlantic flight landed just after 7am this morning.

Monday 11 June, 2018

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after apparent bomb threat
# Chicago
# Chicago

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after apparent bomb threat

Jun 11th 2018, 4:02 PM 26,562 Views 4 Comments

United Airlines flight UA-971 was travelling from Rome to Chicago.

Monday 14 May, 2018

Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare
# War Of Independence
# War Of Independence

Body of British soldier exhumed from bog in Clare

May 14th 2018, 7:33 PM 84,254 Views 80 Comments

Private George Duff Chalmers, who was 18 when he died, will be reburied in Dublin.

Friday 26 January, 2018

Father-of-two dies after falling while taking down Christmas decorations in his home
# Tragic Accident
# Tragic Accident

Father-of-two dies after falling while taking down Christmas decorations in his home

Jan 26th 2018, 7:41 PM 67,202 Views 8 Comments

The man in his 50s is said to have suffered a serious head injury.

Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon Airport after captain fell ill
# Dreamliner
# Dreamliner

Transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon Airport after captain fell ill

Jan 24th 2018, 2:25 PM 22,892 Views 23 Comments

The plane was travelling from Florida to Copenhagen at the time.

Thursday 18 January, 2018

13 cars involved in multiple collisions in a hailstorm on the M7 in Tipperary
# Roscrea
# Roscrea

13 cars involved in multiple collisions in a hailstorm on the M7 in Tipperary

Jan 18th 2018, 7:54 PM 127,716 Views 33 Comments

None of the injuries sustained in the collisions are understood to be life-threatening.

Monday 30 October, 2017

Man dies, woman seriously injured, in Co Clare road collision
# Clare
# Clare

Man dies, woman seriously injured, in Co Clare road collision

Oct 30th 2017, 9:37 AM 28,533 Views 2 Comments

The collision happened at about 4am this morning.

Monday 23 October, 2017

Private jet flies low over Shannon for 'visual check' before emergency landing
# Landing Gear
# Landing Gear

Private jet flies low over Shannon for 'visual check' before emergency landing

Oct 23rd 2017, 7:57 AM 31,620 Views 20 Comments

The Gulfstream 5 jet flew low over the runway so that fire crews could check the landing gear.

Friday 20 October, 2017

Aer Lingus flight returns to Dublin after 'significant damage' to runway lights discovered
# Tyre Tracks
# Tyre Tracks

Aer Lingus flight returns to Dublin after 'significant damage' to runway lights discovered

Oct 20th 2017, 8:27 PM 40,063 Views 45 Comments

The flight was 15 minutes into its journey when the crew was contacted by air traffic controllers.

Box from ship that sank off Waterford 21 years ago washes up on Clare coast after Ophelia
# Jenalisa
# Jenalisa

Box from ship that sank off Waterford 21 years ago washes up on Clare coast after Ophelia

Oct 20th 2017, 4:15 PM 60,288 Views 19 Comments

Three men died with the Jenalisa sank off the coast of Waterford in February 1996.

Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Remains found on west coast beach confirmed as those of woman buried at sea
# Clare
# Clare

Remains found on west coast beach confirmed as those of woman buried at sea

Oct 18th 2017, 5:51 PM 72,286 Views 32 Comments

The remains were discovered by two walkers on a beach in north Clare in late September.

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