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This afternoon.

Arrivals at Dublin Airport

The Government has put a 48 hour delay on new regulations which would require inbound travellers to present a Covid-19 test from within 72 hours of arrival even if fully vaccinated. This requirement will now come into place on Sunday.

Earlier: Deny The Passenger

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Via Wikipedia:

On the afternoon of 29 November 1975, a bomb exploded in the public toilets in the arrivals terminal of Dublin Airport. It killed Aer Lingus worker John Hayes (38), who lived in Balbriggan, and injured nine others. According to bomb experts the bomb was hidden in a toilet tissue dispenser and went off after Hayes washed his hands and was about to leave. The blast ripped through a wall into a public bar where about thirty people were sitting. The airport was evacuated and a second bomb was found and safely detonated by a bomb disposal team.

Dublin Airport Bombings

Bomb Kills Aer Lingus Worker (RTÉ Archive)

Top pic via RTÉ

Protesters against the new runway over noise issues at the official sod-turning for Dublin Airport’s North Runway in February, 2019

THis morning.

Restrictions on nighttime flights and a noise quota system are part of the plans for the operation of the new north runway at Dublin Airport

Via John Kilraine:

The proposals being put forward by the The Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (ANCA) are similar to those proposed by the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA).

There would be a complete ban on flights on the new north runway between midnight and 6am, apart from exceptional circumstances.

This would still allow flights during the busiest times at Dublin Airport, which are between 11pm and 11.30pm and 6am and 7am.

Night flight curbs proposed ahead of new Dublin airport runway (RTÉ)

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Last night.


Dr Tony Holohan reveals his Covid cert was not checked in Dublin Airport as health chiefs predict rise in deaths (Independent.ie)


Look! It’s got rona blobs.

This morning.

Dublin Airport.

A plane from Dubai arrives on the first day that mandatory hotel quarantines are implemented in Ireland. The United Arab Emirates is one of the countries deemed to be high risk.

More as we get it.

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This morning.

Outside Terminal 2.

Member of the Defence Forces – responsible for overseeing detentions – wait to escort coaches for passengers from high risk countries to nearby hotels for mandatory detention.

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This afternoon.

Dublin Airport.

The number of passengers travelling through Dublin, Cork, Shannon and Knock airports in January of this year is 91.3% lower than January 2020.

The total number of passengers handled by those airports in January fell from 2,366,805 to 205,803…

It also said the number of passengers travelling through Dublin airport in January was down by 82,196 – a fall of 29.2% on December.

Car traffic volumes increasing slowly during February – CSO (RTÉ)


This morning/afternoon.

Details of a proposal to establish a mandatory hotel quarantine system, initially for visitors from 20 ‘hot’ states, are still being worked on by the cabinet. The legislation is ‘likely to take two to three weeks’ to come into law.

Via RTE News:

…It is agreed that those who stay in mandatory quarantine for 14 days will have to pay for their stay and will take a number of tests for Covid-19 during that time.

Private security firms are likely to be involved in the day-to-day running of the facilities but gardaí will have a role if any laws are breached.

It is also expected that the Defence Forces could play a part in the logistical planning to set up the system…

Mandatory hotel quarantining legislation could take three weeks to pass (RTÉ)


This morning/afternoon.

Dublin Airport.

Earlier: Slow Set

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