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# shutdown - Monday 2 December, 2019

Shannon Airport runway reopens after light aircraft experiences technical difficulties

It’s understood that the plane suffered a collapsed nose-wheel shortly after landing at Shannon.

# shutdown - Thursday 14 November, 2019

Universities on shutdown in Hong Kong as foreign students are encouraged to leave over violent protests

It follows five months of unrest from pro-democracy protesters.

# shutdown - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Why Trump declaring a border wall emergency may prove more of an obstacle for himself

The US president’s wall is far from a sure thing even now.

# shutdown - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

US congress reaches deal to avoid shutdown that sees Trump get fraction of border wall funding

Trump had demanded $5.7 billion but the deal sees $1.36 billion allocated.

# shutdown - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Disruption at major US airport after drone sighting

In December, London’s Gatwick airport was paralysed for 36 hours after a drone sighting.

# shutdown - Sunday 20 January, 2019

'She's behaved so irrationally': Trump lashes out at Pelosi for rejecting proposed border wall deal

Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi yesterday called Trump’s deal a “non-starter”.

# shutdown - Saturday 19 January, 2019

US govt shutdown: Trump offers Democrats deal on immigration in exchange for wall money

The announcement comes as amid the longest-running US government shutdown in history.

Trump plans 'major announcement' on government shutdown and southern border

Trump will be speaking from the Diplomatic Room at 8pm.

# shutdown - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Cash-strapped federal workers flock to food banks amid US government shutdown

There was no sign early today of a breakthrough in the showdown between Trump and Democrats in Congress.

Pelosi tells Trump that his State of the Union should be postponed for safety reasons

Pelosi says that the shutdown has meant that the Secret Service cannot plan properly.

# shutdown - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Trump buys hundreds of burgers for football team as shutdown impacts staff Happy Meal This post contains videos

Trump buys hundreds of burgers for football team as shutdown impacts staff

“We have some very large people that like eating, so I think we’re going to have a little fun.”

# shutdown - Saturday 12 January, 2019

US shutdown: Unpaid workers forced to take out loans and sign up for benefits

No end in sight as federal workers prepare for fourth week of US government shutdown.

Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

The shutdown has entered its 22nd day – eclipsing a 21-day shutdown under Bill Clinton.

# shutdown - Friday 11 January, 2019

Trump warns that murderers and gangsters would spread across America if wall isn't built

In other Trump news, his former lawyer Michael Cohen is set to testify to Congress next month.

# shutdown - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Trump claims migrant trafficking gangs have 'better vehicles than US police'

Trump said his proposed wall is the only way to stop illegal migrants “running through”.

Explainer: Who's to blame for the US shutdown and is there an end in sight? Border Wall This post contains videos

Explainer: Who's to blame for the US shutdown and is there an end in sight?

It’s all about money, and a wall.

# shutdown - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Trump says 'not much headway made' as US government shutdown enters third week

An impasse with lawmakers over Trump’s demand for billions of dollars to pay for a border wall has shut 25% of the government since 22 December.

# shutdown - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency Washington This post contains videos

Trump says shutdown could last 'years' as he threatens to declare national emergency

The US president says he could bypass Congress for border wall funding.

# shutdown - Friday 4 January, 2019

US House approves measures in attempt to end government shutdown

The bills that passed the House contain no funding for a border wall demanded by Trump.

# shutdown - Friday 28 December, 2018

Trump threatens to shut US-Mexico border 'entirely' if Congress doesn't approve wall funding

Democrats are refusing to provide $5 billion for Trump’s border wall project.

# shutdown - Sunday 23 December, 2018

US government to stay in shutdown over Christmas after Trump digs in on €4.4 billion border wall

Trump is blaming the Democrats. And the Democrats are blaming Trump.

# shutdown - Saturday 22 December, 2018

Christmas shutdown for the US government with Trump painted as the 'Grinch who stole the deal'

Around 800,000 federal employees may be forced to ditch work or work without pay ahead of Christmas.

# shutdown - Friday 21 December, 2018

London Gatwick reopens following drone sighting

More delays have been experienced.

# shutdown - Thursday 2 August, 2018

'Things have taken a nasty turn': Bloggers Unveiled account shuts down

The account claimed to hold bloggers and social influencers accountable for misleading their followers.

# shutdown - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Large queues formed outside post offices ahead of lunchtime shutdown

All An Post branches are now shut until Monday.

# shutdown - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Nancy Pelosi gave an eight-hour long speech defending immigrants in Congress yesterday

The 77-year-old told stories about the Dreamers in the US during the record breaking speech.

# shutdown - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

US government employees are able to go back to work today as Trump signs bill ending shutdown

The House voted 266 to 150 to extend federal funding for another three weeks.

# shutdown - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

# shutdown - Friday 19 January, 2018

What actually shuts down during a US government shutdown?

The US government will shut down unless a deal is agreed by 5am Irish time.

# shutdown - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

35,000 Corkonians won't have water overnight

It’s so that work can be carried out on a pipe that is at risk of bursting.

# shutdown - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Trump's wall put off until later this year as US politicians pass $1.1 trillion spending plan

The 309-118 vote sends the bill to the Senate in time for them to act to avert a government shutdown.

# shutdown - Monday 1 May, 2017

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US Sad

No money for the border wall after last-minute spending deal agreed in US

It looks like Trump’s plans to build the Mexican border wall will be shelved for the moment.

# shutdown - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall Great And Beautiful Wall This post contains videos

Donald Trump backs down on funding demand for Mexico border wall

The US President insists that the wall will be built, however.

# shutdown - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Could a row over Trump's wall cause a government shutdown? How likely is it?

A senior Democrat thinks the President has thrown a “monkey wrench” into talks. What happens next?

# shutdown - Saturday 11 March, 2017

German police shut down shopping centre over terror threat fears

Sniffer dogs have been brought in to search for explosives.

# shutdown - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Over 50 injured as strange smell shuts Hamburg airport

Early reports suggest a gas leak in the terminal.

# shutdown - Friday 20 January, 2017

Discovery of suspected World War II bomb in London leads to closure of two bridges

The bomb has since been disposed of and the bridges reopened.

# shutdown - Wednesday 4 November, 2015

A domestic violence shooter in a San Diego apartment shut down flights at the nearby airport

The man was said to be “firing sporadically inside an apartment complex.”

# shutdown - Friday 1 May, 2015

One of the first free music streaming services launched is dead

Grooveshark was founded back in 2006 but its failure to secure music rights led to its downfall.

# shutdown - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

China's state media has blamed Google for Gmail shutdown

An editorial said that Google’s reluctance to ‘be restricted by Chinese law’ caused the shutdown of its popular email service.

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