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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Knock

Last year
2022
# Funding
Operational funding of over €21 million announced for five regional airports
Cork will receive the biggest allocation, at just over €10.4 million.
All time
# Knock
Pope Francis upgrades Knock shrine to international status
He visited the shrine in 2018.
# Feast of the Assumption
Knock Shrine takes 'unprecedented' decision to close on busiest day over Covid-19 fears
The Feast of the Assumption on 15 August is typically the busiest day of the year in Knock.
# Injury Update
Sexton took 'bang on his thigh' but Ireland say replacement was tactical
Peter O’Mahony and Bundee Aki have passed HIA2 and could be available against Japan.
# Knock
Concern as Lacazette limps off during Arsenal's friendly defeat to Lyon
Unai Emery’s side were beaten 2-1 in London.
# holy matrimony
Match-making service 'Knock Marriage Bureau' to close after more than 50 years
The agency, later known as the Knock Marriage Introductions, said it was responsible for 960 marriages.
Voices
Fr Richard Gibbons: 'When was the last time you did something truly selfless for someone else, even if they didn’t deserve it?'
Fr Gibbons – of Knock – writes about finding the true meaning of Christmas even when things feel hard.
# mother and baby home
Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers
A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.
# the apparition
Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?
Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?
# heavy traffic
8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit
The pope will visit the shrine this morning ahead of his Phoenix Park Mass.
# Papal Visit
Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland
The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.
# hour by hour
Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend
From the Áras to Knock – here’s the hour-by-hour plan.
# pope francis
Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city
All hospitals will be operating as normal across the weekend.
# ticket masster
Tickets for the Pope's Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday
500,000 tickets have been issued for the Phoenix Park Mass while there will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock.
# Roscommon-Mayo
8 out of 10 voters in this area backed the Eighth Amendment in '83. We went to talk to locals this week
How are the campaigns shaping up in traditionally conservative Roscommon and east Mayo?
# Mayo
Gardaí investigate daylight sexual assault on grounds of Knock shrine
The incident happened on 9 February and gardaí are working to identify a suspect.
# novena
'I'm no Holy Joe, I'm no Holy Marty': Marty Morrissey gives a lively speech at Knock Mass
The sports commentator encouraged parishioners gathered at Knock to “live life to the full”.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever visited Knock?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Knock
'Grandparents are the anchor of many families - but we don't always recognise that'
The Catholic Grandparents Association is holding its annual pilgrimage to Knock next month (and will feature a performance from Dana).
# chemo
Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter
A commercial helicopter pilot donated his time and the use of the helicopter at his own expense.
# Up In The Air
Nuns, VIPs and GAA stars: Behind the scenes at Knock Airport
A new six-part series looks at what goes on in the airport during its 30th year.
# Irish Water
Boil water notice lifted for almost 50,000 people in Mayo
It affected several areas including Castlebar, Westport and Claremorris.
# a day in knock
We spent a day talking to Irish pilgrims about strange occurrences (and airports)
Do you remember the story of Knock? It’s still drawing in the crowds, in its busiest week of the year.
# Apparition
The "strange occurrences" that turned Knock into a place of pilgrimage
A new documentary examines what life is like in Knock today and the legacy of the apparition.
# don't knock knock
10 of the most Knock Airport things that have ever happened
Oh from Fatima to Bethlehem from Lourdes to Kiltimagh…
# 150000 pilgrims
Barefoot walks and dawn masses - devout Catholics from all over the world flock to Knock
The annual novena is under way. Barefoot pilgrims have been taking part in an early morning walk to the Mayo village.
# welcome to knock
Meet the people who live in the Irish town "built on a miracle"
Knock is an incredibly resonant place within the Irish psyche.”
# unscheduled
Knock to UK flight makes emergency landing in Dublin after smoke alarm goes off
All 74 passengers disembarked safely from the Flybe aircraft.
# Baldonnel
Government jet makes emergency landing with Taoiseach on board
The plane made the stop due to technical issues.
# striiiiiike
Travelling to Spain this week? We may have bad news for you...
There are four air traffic strikes planned in the coming days.
# Up In The Air
A record number of passengers flew via Knock airport last year
Their London services were particularly popular.
# in their own words
Here's what appeared to witnesses in Knock, 135 years ago today
“I threw myself to my knees…a hundred thousands thanks to God”
# Prime Numbers
The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?
# hey pilgrim
Thousands arriving in Knock today for annual Catholic pilgrimage
Knock Knock, who’s there? 150,000 people…
# Go West
Knock airport is on track for its best year ever
The Mayo airport is expected to cater for around 700,000 passengers this year
# Bum Deal
VIDEO: Rugby League player suffers 'butt-cheek knockout'
Of all the ways to go down, butt to the face is one of the worst.
# new routes
Ryanair brings the Netherlands, Scotland and Lithuania to Knock
The budget airline said it hopes to announce further new route and traffic growth plans in the coming weeks.
# Knock
German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport
Over 85,000 passengers passed through the airport last month with numbers travelling to popular sun destinations also up.
# Religion
Explainer: Why is Ireland being consecrated to 'the Immaculate Heart of Mary'?
The people of Ireland were today consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of the Virgin Mary. What does that mean, exactly?