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Strikes in France have led to flights being grounded in Dublin

The dispute is over planned labour reforms.

Aer Lingus and Ryanair have both grounded flights.
Aer Lingus and Ryanair have both grounded flights.
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AER LINGUS AND Ryanair have both cancelled some flights in and out of Ireland because of strikes by air traffic controllers in France.

Aer Lingus are cancelling five flights both to and from Dublin while Ryanair have cancelled over 70 flights, four of which involve Irish airports.

As well as the cancelled flights, Aer Lingus warns travellers that there may be delays on routes using French airspace.

Both airlines have apologised for the inconvenienced caused and are encouraging customers to rebook or apply for a refund.

Disputes among staff at France’s airports has heightened recently with three further days of strikes planned for early next month.

The strikes have been organised in opposition to planned government labour reforms.

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