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Shannon Airport turnaround accelerates in 2014 with 17 per cent growth in passenger numbers

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Shannon Airport has delivered on its pledge to achieve significant passenger growth in its second year as an independent entity, with end of year figures for 2014 showing a 17 per cent increase on 2013.

Call for Irish Rail to reverse fare increase

Westport Labour councillor Keith Martin has called on Irish Rail to reverse new fare increases on the Westport to Dublin route which he said are proving a “disincentive to rail travel and will impact on visitor numbers to the town this year”.

Crunch meetings for harbour and airport as Minister comes to town

Management at Galway Airport and Galway Harbour Company are confident and positive about their chances of garnering the support of new Transport Minister, Leo Varadkar, during his visit to the city tomorrow.

Our monstrous weather and finances

In the midst of our miserable weather, and dire financial troubles the series of ‘unfortunate’, or at least most unusual, events continued last year. Stringing them all together, as Dr Kieran Hickey does in his interesting book* reminds us that little old Ireland, blessed and loved by the saints, a ‘nation cradled in the arms of St Patrick’ (as I was taught in national school), is, alas, not excluded from strange geophysical events such as extreme weather conditions, including volcanoes and earthquakes, as we may have once believed. Although it was extremely rare for all these events to happen in the same year, I am sorry to say that having spoken to Dr Hickey this week, we’d better batten down the hatches, and prepare for a worse walloping to come. Just over 200 years ago the weather gave Mary Shelley monstrous dreams...but more of that in a moment.

Aran Islands celebrate 40 years of air travel

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The Aran Islands celebrate 40 years of air travel this weekend — honouring an invaluable service and life-line which began with a letter.

Ireland West Airport calls for withdrawal of air tax

Five of Ireland’s regional airports have issued a joint letter to the Finance Minister, Mr Brian Lenihan TD, requesting an urgent review and amendments to several measures contained in the proposed new air travel tax.

‘Catflap’ shaves thirty minutes off Waterford airport journey

Waterford Airport has welcomed the official opening of the Waterford City Bypass (the catflap as it has come known), which makes the regional airport more easily accessible than ever from counties Kilkenny, Tipperary, Carlow, and Wexford.

Car key of the future with integrated credit card

A prototype for a multifunctional car key which enables cashless payment and personalised vehicle access has been developed by BMW Group Research and Technology.

Car key of the future with integrated credit card

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BMW Group Research and Technology has developed a prototype for a multifunctional car key which enables cashless payment and personalised vehicle access.

Car key of the future with integrated credit card

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BMW Group Research and Technology has developed a prototype for a multifunctional car key which enables cashless payment and personalised vehicle access. “As part of our research project we first integrated a security chip into the key casing, which communicates across short distances by radio with a card reader,” says BMW's spokesman on this project.

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