Belarusian law enforcement officers carry Stepan Latypov from a court  in Minsk after he stabbed  himself in the neck during his trial. Photograph:  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty/AFP via Getty Images

Belarusian activists say anti-government campaigner Stepan Latypov has been returned to jail after stabbing himself in the neck during his trial, as r(...)

 Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko: Due to meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday. Photograph:  Siarhei Leskiec/AFP via Getty Images

The European Union and other western powers have pledged to ramp up pressure on Belarus after it forced a Ryanair plane to land so that an opposition (...)

A sniffer dog checking the luggage of passengers in front of a Ryanair flight carrying  Roman Protasevich, in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: EPA

Ireland has called for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the forced landing of a Ryanair flight in which a dissident journalist (...)

In a video posted online on Monday, dissident journalist Roman  Protasevich said he is in good health and confessed to instigating unrest. Photograph: Telegram Channel Nevolf/AFP via Getty

Belarus opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya said on Tuesday there was no doubt dissident journalist Roman Protasevich had been tortured, as she(...)

Belarusian dog handler checks luggage from  Ryanair flight number FR4978 in Minsk International Airport. Photograph: Onliner.by/AFP via Getty Images

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary accused Belarus of hijacking on Monday, saying the airline was co-operating with international security agencies after t(...)

 A Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius  with Belarus opposition activist and blogger Roman Protasevich onboard was diverted to land in Minsk after an alleged bomb threat.

Taoiseach Micheál Martin and other European leaders reacted with outrage after Belarus intercepted a Ryanair flight bound for Lithuania and arrested a(...)

Ryanair dismissed official British department for transport Covid guidance as ‘rubbish’. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair has rejected claims from the British consumer watchdog Which? that it is putting profits above passenger safety and flouting aviation safety g(...)

The IAA regulates aviation safety, controls air traffic and aids aircraft in navigating through Irish and north Atlantic air space. Photograph: Getty Images

A spike in demand for pilot and aircraft engineer licences put pressure on resources at air travel regulators last year, according to a government-com(...)

One of the Russian Tupolev TU-95 Bear bombers that entered international airspace controlled by the Irish Aviation Authority off Ireland’s west coast.

Russia is flying bombers into Irish-controlled airspace to test response times by the RAF and other Nato airforces and to “map” radar coverage, accord(...)

‘Air travel is a small – but growing, and significant – part of international greenhouse gas emissions.’ Image: Getty Images/iStock

Beef is cancelled. Well, on many Virgin flights, anyway. Earlier this year, Richard Branson – whose company is about to charge people $250,000 (€228,(...)

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