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#Shannon Airport

# shannon-airport - Thursday 26 June, 2014

How should Irish adoption laws be changed?

Representatives from a number of groups will address the Health Committee on this issue today.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

80-year-old activist Margaretta D'Arcy given two week sentence in court for Shannon protest

D’Arcy was ordered to sign a bond promising not to trespass at Shannon Airport – but she may not sign it.

Senators seek to close loophole that may aid forced marriages

Senators think two sections in the Family Law Act 1995 need to be updated to protect children. They will debate this and other issues today.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 12 June, 2014

What makes someone eligible for a medical card?

Tony O’Brien, Director General of the HSE, will give the lowdown to the PAC this morning.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?

Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Ryanair has launched five new routes from Shannon

The budget carrier said that it couldn’t run the new flights if the travel tax was still in play.

# shannon-airport - Friday 30 May, 2014

Most Aer Lingus flights cancelled today as cabin crew strike

Most Aer Lingus planes are grounded as airline tries to rebook passengers.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

There were 1,613 flights in Irish airspace on last month's busiest day

Air traffic figures for April show an increase at all three airports with Shannon seeing a significant rise of over 30 per cent.

# shannon-airport - Monday 12 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish Twitter reacted hilariously to Donald Trump's arrival Donald Trump

Irish Twitter reacted hilariously to Donald Trump's arrival

Hilariously bitterly, that is.

From The Daily Edge Watch Donald Trump's incredibly awkward arrival on Irish soil Trumped

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused

However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

'New future' for Shannon a step closer with signing of bill

The bill sets up a new Shannon Group plc on a statutory basis.

# shannon-airport - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge An Irish dancing flashmob took over Shannon Airport Everybody Dance Now

An Irish dancing flashmob took over Shannon Airport

Ballaí Luimní with the baggage handlers, anyone?

# shannon-airport - Monday 7 April, 2014

From massacres and malnutrition to hope and healing - Burundi and Rwanda 20 years on

Deo Niyizonkiza survived a massacre in Burundi – escaped to New York – but returned to his native country with a plan to help thousands.

# shannon-airport - Monday 31 March, 2014

Nine new routes at Shannon Airport

Ryanair have launched the new services.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 22 March, 2014

From prison to the Saturday Night Show...Margaretta D'Arcy to be released today

The 79-year-old will be freed from the Dóchas Centre at Mountjoy Prison at 10.30am this morning.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from prison in ten days

However the 79-year-old campaigner will be back in court in June over charges relating to another protest at Shannon Airport.

Judge will decide today if airport strikes can go ahead

Unions are planning a four-hour stoppage at the country’s airports on Friday – and the DAA and Ryanair want to stop them.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 9 February, 2014

Margaretta D’Arcy is in prison but activists continue to protest at Shannon Airport

A demonstration is planned for later today.

# shannon-airport - Monday 3 February, 2014

Protest rally in solidarity with Margaretta D’Arcy to be held this weekend

The peace rally is being held in Shannon in opposition to the US military use of the airport.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Column: Peacemakers like Margaretta D’Arcy uphold the greater moral law

Margaretta, in her peaceful act of civil disobedience, was seeking to highlight our own government’s failure to uphold both Irish and international law. We should applaud her courage, writes Joe Murray.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 26 January, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy "in good spirits" in prison

D’Arcy, who is receiving treatment for cancer, has already been in Limerick Prison for 10 days.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 16 January, 2014

79-year-old jailed for three months over Shannon protest

Margaretta D’Arcy is waking up this morning after spending her first night in Limerick Prison. Meanwhile, President Higgins has been asked to intervene.

# shannon-airport - Friday 27 December, 2013

Travel disruption as high winds continue Stormwatch This post contains images

Travel disruption as high winds continue

Roads, rail, air and sea are all affected as Ireland takes a battering.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Irish passengers diverted from Stansted Airport after technical problem

Ryanair passengers flying from Dublin, Shannon and Cork were diverted to London Gatwick and East Midlands Airport.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Aer Lingus crew at Shannon Airport back LRC deal in staffing dispute

The deal will see five crew operating the new smaller transatlantic services with a review of operations due next summer.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Aer Lingus to close Shannon cabin crew base that employs 87

It follows a dispute with the IMPACT trade union on staffing levels for new transatlantic services.

# shannon-airport - Friday 18 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Armed US plane landed at Shannon 'in error'

Shannonwatch said it is difficult to believe that a breach of this kind was an administrative error.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

With the Air Travel Tax gone, Ryanair commits to a million more passengers

The airline says it wants to meet Irish airport bosses to discus growing its traffic in and out of Ireland by at least one million passengers a year from April 2014.

# shannon-airport - Friday 9 August, 2013

Shannon Airport numbers climb again in July

Services from the US and Canada boost numbers at Ireland’s third-largest airport for the second month running.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 1 August, 2013

'Unruly passenger' arrested after plane diverted to Shannon

The woman on board the Delta flight from New York to Athens became abusive during the flight and had to be handcuffed.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 18 July, 2013

US tourists boost Shannon Airport's numbers

An eight per cent rise in passengers is Shannon Airport’s first increase in five years.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 17 July, 2013

Passengers return to Shannon Airport after evacuation this morning

The airport was evacuated briefly this morning but the public and passengers have now been allowed to return to the building.

# shannon-airport - Monday 15 July, 2013

Two US military planes landed at Shannon in one day last month

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the aircraft contained no arms, ammunition or intelligence gathering equipment.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Ollie the dog helps find cannabis worth €300,000 at Shannon Airport

After a positive indication on a package by customs dog Ollie, Revenue officials discovered the concealed drugs.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Obama wasn’t the only US President in Ireland yesterday

Bill Clinton stopped by Shannon Airport yesterday on his way to the Middle East.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash

An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Armed robbery in Coolock causes three Dublin flights to be diverted to Shannon

The DAA said an Aer Lingus flight from Gatwick, an Aer Lingus Flight from Brussels and a Ryanair flight from Las Palmas were all diverted to Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Calls for government to protect future of Knock Airport

Concerns have been raised about the future of the airport in the wake of the government’s proposals to secure the future of Shannon Airport.