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  • Mother reveals Ryanair flight cancelled despite not being on O'Leary's list

    19 September 2017 12:06

    Holiday to Disneyland ruined after late cancellation Lorraine Teevan, from Co Cavan, and daughter Noelani flew out from Dublin airport this morning but just moments before they boarded the plane she received an email saying their return journey had been cancelled. This was despite the fact that the specific journey was not detailed on an extensive list of flights

  • President Higgins officially opens ploughing championships

    19 September 2017 11:42

    President Michael D Higgins has officially opened the 86th National Ploughing Championships near Tullamore in Co Offaly. Close to 300,000 people expected to attend the three-day event at Screggan. Gardaí have asked those travelling to the event to be patient and to follow the suggested route signs that have been marked out rather than routes suggested

  • Ryanair offers pilots €12,000 bonuses to forgo annual leave

    19 September 2017 11:09

    Company tries to close gap in rosters that has caused cancellations for 400,000 travellers Pilots at Ryanair are being offered up to €12,000 in bonuses to forgo annual leave in an attempt to close the gaps in work rosters that have caused flight cancellations affecting as many as 400,000 travellers. The airline blamed its own “mess-up” in rostering that has led to pilots

  • Ryanair won’t suffer lasting damage from flight drama, analysts say

    19 September 2017 10:17

    Over the weekend, the Irish carriers scrapped well over 100 flights as a result of what chief executive Michael O’Leary has called "a mess of our own making" in planning pilot holidays. Hundred more flights are due to be culled between now and the end of October, but analysts have said that Ryanair is unlikely to suffer any permanent damage to its balance

  • Ryanair offers pilots up to €12,000 in one-off bonuses to work on days off

    19 September 2017 10:17

    More than 120 pilots at the budget airline attended three meetings in Dublin yesterday where a ballot for industrial action was discussed, and their colleagues are set to meet across Europe over the next 48 hours to consider a “collective” approach. Members of pilot associations are due to meet at bases, including South Charleroi in Brussels, Bergamo

  • Don’t cut taxes in the Budget

    19 September 2017 08:05

    Case for cutting taxes ‘extremely weak’ given need for housing and infrastructure, economic institute says Ireland needs to “learn from the mistakes of the past” and shore up its finances, increase its spend on education, childcare, housing and infrastructure, and avoid cutting taxes on labour further, a trade union-backed economic institute has warned

  • Go Car spends €3m in national expansion

    19 September 2017 07:53

    The group said that it is planning a further €6m investment in 2018 as part of its national expansion. The expansion, beyond Dublin and Cork where it currently operates in, will vastly improve access to car sharing across the country, a statement from the company said. As part of the expansion the company is partnering with Irish Rail and county councils

  • Wellies at the ready as rain takes its toll on Screggan site

    19 September 2017 01:32

    Among the 1,700 exhibitors, Alma Jordan of Agrikids is especially concerned with farm safety. She will be holding farm safety workshops for children in the Zurich tent and believes that while the Ploughing itself is child-friendly, it is important for parents to be vigilant. "There will be 100,000 or so at the Ploughing on a given day so it's important

  • Revealed: The airports most affected by Ryanair's flight cancellations

    18 September 2017 15:49

    Ryanair Q&A: What if my flights are cancelled? Can I get compensation? Ryanair’s website includes the steps to process your own refunds or bookings here. These should be refunded back to the original source of payment within seven working days. If your flight is cancelled and you choose to be re-routed as soon as possible, then you are entitled to meals

  • Kildare multi house planning permissions soar

    18 September 2017 15:37

    Permission for 2,130 houses granted in year to second quarter of 2017 NEW planning permission figure issued today suggest that 14% of all housing unit permissions in the State were granted in county Kildare in the year up to and including the second quarter of 2017. The Central Statistics Office release revealed planning permission was granted for a total