Dublin Airport

  • Crossmolina native Michael Lynn will arrive back in Ireland today, more than 10 years after he fled the country, according to the Irish Independent.

    50-year-old former solicitor Mr Lynn boarded a flight out of Brazil last night and is scheduled to arrive in Dublin Airport at lunchtime today, along with four Gardai.

    It marks the end of a saga that began when he did not attend a High Court hearing on €80m fraud charges in 2007.

    He was arrested in Brazil in 2013 and fought extradition back to Ireland to the last.

    Yesterday, he was taken from the Cotel prison, where he has been for almost five years, and put on a flight to Frankfurt.

    From Frankfurt he was scheduled to be put on a connecting flight to Dublin, arriving today at noon.

    At the time he fled to Brazil, Mr Lynn was facing 33 charges in the High Court relating to an alleged €80m mortgage fraud.

    Some of the charges will be dropped as part of the extradition deal with Brazil.

     

  • Four flights were diverted from Ireland West Airport Knock this afternoon due to heavy fog conditions.

    Flights from London Luton, Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh were forced to divert to Shannon and Dublin Airports.

    Passengers on the London Luton flight were scheduled to arrive by buses to the airport at half past three.

    All flights arriving from two o'clock onwards landed, owing to improved weather conditions.

    Only one more flight is due in this evening, from Stanstead, and should land providing there is adequate visibility. 

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    Pope Francis has landed in Ireland.

    The pontiff arrived at Dublin Airport shortly after 10.30 this morning.

     

    The Pope's plane 'Shepard One' appeared in the Sky over Dublin around a half an hour ago.

    He was greeted by Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney and his family.

    Mr Coveney's children welcomed the pontiff to the country saying 'welcome to Ireland' in Irish, English and Spanish.

    The tricolour and the vatican flag flew in front of the plane as it pulled up and the Pope greeted senior church officials.

    His next stop is a meeting with President Michael D Higgins in Phoenix Park where he'll celebrate mass tomorrow.

    A family of Syrian asylum seekers will attend the tree planting ceremony in Áras an U

  • Storm Brendan has caused widespread travel disruption to air travel across the country.

     

    Ireland West Airport Knock is open today but three morning flights from the UK have had to divert to Dublin due to the high winds.

     

    This in turn has meant their outgoing departures flights from Knock to Standstead and Edinburgh are cancelled.

     

    Aer Lingus has also cancelled their London Gatwick service to and from Knock this afternoon.

     

    Coaches from Dublin airport to IWA from the diverted morning flights are expected to arrive from 13:30 for Standstead passengers and 16:30 for Edinburgh passenger.

     

    Passengers should check with their airline to get updates on flights throughout the day.