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#Shannon Airport

# shannon-airport - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Here are the 30 countries who have landed military aircraft in Shannon since 2009

Afghanistan, Bahrain, Israel, Saudi Arabia, USA…

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture CIA

Department of Foreign Affairs: Shannon Airport was not used to facilitate torture

A damning report into torture used by the US military was released yesterday.

# shannon-airport - Friday 5 December, 2014

Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon

But does an explanation of “administrative error” raise more questions than it answers?

# shannon-airport - Monday 1 December, 2014

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court

The TDs were arrested in July after trying to search a US military aircraft.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 23 November, 2014

The same British Airways jet has made another unscheduled landing at Shannon

It is understood there was a technical issue with the engine and a replacement aircraft is required.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Irish airports will get 1.8m more passengers this year, but regional hubs are missing out

It was good enough for the Queen, but Cork Airport hasn’t been getting any love from those extra punters.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning, folks. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

Shannon Airport wins 'Airport of the Year' in European awards

This is the first time an Irish airport has won this award and judges singled it out because of its success in ending five years of “seemingly interminable decline”.

# shannon-airport - Friday 19 September, 2014

Boston mayor Marty Walsh lands in Ireland for historic homecoming

…and drops a few words as Gaeilge. Just because.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Flight diverted to Shannon Airport after woman goes into labour

The woman has been taken to the University Maternity Hospital in Limerick.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Aldi, gardaí, and Clare Daly: The week in numbers

Plus: how much does the new baby elephant calf at Dublin Zoo weigh?

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Poll: Do you support Mick Wallace and Clare Daly's actions at Shannon Airport? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you support Mick Wallace and Clare Daly's actions at Shannon Airport?

The duo attempted to board a US military aircraft yesterday but were arrested.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Mick Wallace and Clare Daly released after being arrested at Shannon Airport

The pair were attempting to inspect two US military aircraft.

# shannon-airport - Friday 18 July, 2014

Margaretta D'Arcy to be released from Limerick Prison

The 80-year-old anti-war activist had refused to sign a bond saying she would act lawfully and stay out of unauthorised zones in Shannon Airport.

# shannon-airport - Monday 14 July, 2014

Dublin could soon have a direct flight to...Addis Ababa

The deal, if it goes ahead, could be the first of many instances of non-EU airlines using Ireland as a stopover hub en route to the US.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, Gaza, and fathers’ names on birth certs.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 3 July, 2014

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?

# 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.