Minister for Transport Paschal Donohue said “usual international practice is that such troops travel with their personal weapons. The weapons are unloaded and no ammunition is on board the flights.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe said the “vast majority” of exemptions granted for transporting weapons and war munitions through the State (...)

IAG chief Willie Walsh: “This is a deal that we want to do.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

International Consolidated Airlines Group is “nowhere near” walking away from its €1.36 billion bid to buy Aer Lingus, according to its Irish chief(...)

Almost 1.64 million people travelled through Shannon Airport last year, 17 per cent more than in 2013, when 1.4 million passengers used the hub, figures just released show.

Shannon Group chief executive Neil Pakey says “everything must be done” to ensure that the Aer Lingus service from the mid western airport to London H(...)

Anjem Choudary said the Charlie Hebdo magazine had “been inciting and provoking and poking and prodding the Muslim community”. Photograph: Tal Cohen/Reuters

Ireland is a legitimate target for attack because of its decision to allow American planes refuel at Shannon Airport on their way to bombing Muslim co(...)

Figures released this week show that 1,075,000 tourists visited Clare’s famous cliffs in 2014, an increase of 12.5 per cent since last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 1.1 million people visited the Cliffs of Moher in 2014, breaking the one million mark for the first time, while the numbers of tourists visitin(...)

Seán Donlon, Irish ambassador to the US during US president Ronald Reagan’s visit to Ireland in 1984. Photograph: Frank Miller

The opposition in Ireland to US president Ronald Reagan’s visit in 1984 made little impact in the White House, documents from the Department of Foreig(...)

President Ronald Reagan and Ms Nancy Reagan during their visit to Ireland. President Reagan is drinking a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tipperary. File photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

It was a time when a Labour party in coalition with Fine Gael took a kicking in European elections, two cases involving the deaths of babies shook the(...)

The Seanad has passed all stages of the Water Services Bill. 2:35

The Water Services Bill has passed all stages in the Seanad, paving the way for its signature by President Michael D Higgins and the introduction of c(...)

It was the third time this year that vegetables and flowers forced flights to divert to Shannon after fire alarms went off

A fire alarm activated by vegetables forced the crew of a transatlantic passenger jet to declare an emergency and divert to Shannon Airport. It was th(...)

American pilot says he transported passengers to locations near CIA-run secret prisons. Photograph: David Burnett/Pool via The New York Times

Secret US military flights that refuelled in Shannon during America’s “war on terror” were never checked at the airport, according to a former pilot w(...)