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(...)

Minister of State Simon Harris: said  Ireland was “very well-placed” to benefit from inclusion in the EU investment plan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland has submitted more than 70 projects for possible inclusion in the EU’s €315 billion investment plan, with energy, social housing and i(...)

US president Barack Obama  has said the Senate report brought to light a “troubling” CIA programme involving practices that were “contrary to our values”.Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The Central Intelligence Agency lied about “brutal” interrogations that amounted to torture in the years after the September 2001 attacks on the Unite(...)

The Rendition Project and Reprieve have identified 27 aircraft used by the CIA in its rendition programme which they claim landed more than 200 times at Irish airports on global circuits that ferried al-Qaeda suspects around secret prisons or “black sites” between 2001 and 2006. File photograph:  PA Wire

The invoice states that the trip lasted four days in November 2012 and flew from Washington to Kabul in Afghanistan and back again stopping for fue(...)

US military use of Shannon Airport has long been a bone of contention for anti-war protesters. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Government received over 700 requests * last year for waivers allowing them to transport * firearms and dangerous materials through Shannon Airpor(...)

Dolores O’Riordan, the  lead singer with rock group The Cranberries, who was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an air hostess. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Cranberries star Dolores O’Riordan was at home in her native Co Limerick last night after being arrested in connection with an alleged air rage incide(...)

A Red C poll found that Kerry, Clare and Galway are the most popular counties with US travellers who travelled through Shannon this summer

Passenger numbers at Shannon airport rose during August and September, while a recent poll shows that three counties in its hinterland are benefiting (...)

Large parts of Ireland experienced a period of “absolute drought” during September. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last month was the driest September in at least 28 years across large parts of the country, according to Met Éireann, extending an Indian summer that (...)

KLM flight 765 that diverted to Shannon after suffering engine problems over the Atlantic. Photograph: Press 22

A passenger jet that suffered engine problems over the Atlantic was forced to make an emergency landing at Shannon Airport yesterday (Wednesday).KLM R(...)

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