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#Shannon Airport

# shannon-airport - Sunday 10 March, 2013

Vigil at Shannon Airport marks 10 year anniversary of Iraq war

Anti-war group Shannonwatch said Ireland’s record in UN peacekeeping has been “tarnished” by complicity in the CIA rendition programme.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 5 February, 2013

"No evidence of rendition" in garda investigations

The Department of Justice was responding to a report published today claiming Ireland facilitated the CIA’s rendition programme.

Report shows Ireland facilitated CIA rendition programme

The report indicates that flights involved in the transportation of some high profile detainees are suspected of having refueled at Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Friday 11 January, 2013

Drop in troop flights contributes to decline in Shannon passenger numbers

It was a difficult year for the airport, but 2013 will “mark the turning point” for recovery, a spokesperson said.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 10 January, 2013

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

An extra 360,000 passengers used Dublin Airport last year with an increase of 420,000 in international passengers.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Leo Varadkar has a 20-point plan for 2013

The Minister for Transport wants five new Acts, a new road safety strategy, a Luas connection and an independent Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Monday 31 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: New Year's Eve

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

# shannon-airport - Thursday 13 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added kisses under the mistletoe

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Shannon airport, welfare votes and no confidence

TDs vote this afternoon and this evening on approving individual Budget measures – like PRSI increases and respite grant cuts.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Oireachtas agenda: Welfare cuts, HSE bailout and the Seanad's birthday

James Reilly formally asks for a €360 million HSE bailout today, as the Dáil also debates Sinn Féin’s motion of no confidence.

# shannon-airport - Monday 3 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

850 jobs promised as Shannon Airport and Shannon Development to merge

The Government made the announcement today, saying that Shannon Airport will be granted full independence and a new commercial aviation and trade entity will be created.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 2 December, 2012

BA flight makes precautionary landing at Shannon Airport

The Boeing 777 jet made an unscheduled precautionary landing at Shannon after detecting smoke in the cabin.

# shannon-airport - Friday 12 October, 2012

'Legal violations' caused by US military and CIA use of Shannon Airport outlined in new booklet

Irish peace groups have outlined the “aviation, human rights, and international humanitarian law” which are being violated by the use of the airport by foreign military.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing at Shannon Airport

A flight from Chicago to London Heathrow made an emergency landing shortly after 1pm today following reports of a smell of smoke on board.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Minister to airport workers: Don't go on strike. Union: We're going on strike

Leo Varadkar has urged all stakeholders to resolve their dispute over pensions in order to avoid planned industrial action by Aer Lingus and DAA employees on Monday.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

DAA to seek High Court injunction to prevent strike action

SIPTU has served notice of its intention to hold strike action next week which could affect passengers at Dublin, Cork, and Shannon airports.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Unions, staff to hold talks at Shannon over plans to sell off hangar

Staff and unions for Aer Lingus are unhappy with the plan which will see 55 workers face compulsory redundancy or relocation.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Shannon Airport to break away from DAA

Ryanair has criticised the government for not looking to sell Shannon Airport to the private sector.

# shannon-airport - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Hands on: Shannon worker becomes unexpected Olympic torchbearer

The torch made an unscheduled stop at Shannon Airport yesterday.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Commercial traffic down at Ireland's three major airports

Figures from the Irish Aviation Authority show a decline in traffic for the first quarter of 2012 when compared with 2011.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Broken oven fan forces plane to make emergency landing at Shannon

The Dallas-bound American Airlines jet was already over the Atlantic when crew detected a worrying smell of smoke.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Report recommends Shannon Airport separate from Dublin Airport Authority

A consultants’ report has recommended changes to the airport’s management structure in light of annual losses and declining passenger numbers.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 23 February, 2012

Why do China's leaders love visiting Shannon?

Newswhip’s Paul Quigley discovers how Shannon, Co Clare helped invent modern China.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

January 2012 warmer (but wetter and duller) than average

Some of Met Éireann’s weather stations recorded their warmest January in two decades.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Transatlantic flight diverted to Shannon after ‘smell of smoke’ on board

The British Airways flight resumed its journey to Chicago in the early hours of this morning.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

Over 1,100 planes carrying military arms landed at Shannon Airport in 2011

The Minister for Transport has also said that under 250,000 American soldiers passed through the airport in 2011.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 22 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Gardaí investigating graffiti on US plane at Shannon

The aircraft was targeted while parked on a runway at Shannon Airport.

# shannon-airport - Monday 5 December, 2011

Plane in landing accident at Cork Airport

An investigation has been opened into the incident involving the nose wheel of a light aircraft.

# shannon-airport - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Shannon Airport could become international 'humanitarian hub'

The Government has commissioned a feasibility study on developing the airport as a centre for international aid.

# shannon-airport - Monday 24 October, 2011

Cork and Shannon airports could be privatised - Varadkar

The transport minister has said the two airports are losing millions of euro every year.

# shannon-airport - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Gilmore accepts US assurance of no rendition flights through Shannon

Eamon Gilmore says he’ll take the United States’ word that its Air Force did not carry prisoners of war through Shannon.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 15 September, 2011

TD says independence from DAA is the only answer for Shannon Airport

Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has called for independence for Shannon from the Dublin Airport Authority, and says the management of the airport needs to be overhauled.

# shannon-airport - Monday 12 September, 2011

Shannon Airport says Ryanair claims are self-serving untruths

Shannon Airport Authority has reacted angrily to Ryanair’s claims that the airport is pricing itself out of existence.

# shannon-airport - Thursday 1 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…

# shannon-airport - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Man due in court after transatlantic flight forced to divert to Shannon

A flight from Washington to Vienna was forced to divert to Shannon Airport after an on-board incident.

# shannon-airport - Friday 12 August, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

US was willing to leave Shannon - and Ireland wanted them to stay

Documents obtained by RTÉ outline how the US had offered to stop using the Shannon stopover, but was asked not to.

# shannon-airport - Sunday 17 July, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Sunday Fix: A certain ginger-haired former media executive is arrested; the cost of smoking to Ireland’s economy; Come on Clarkey! and Hackgate: The Movie.