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2010-05-04 10:38:13

Ash from Iceland's erupting volcano has once again disrupted air travel in Europe, forcing flight delays in the U.K. and Ireland, according to various media reports on Tuesday. BBC News reported that "flights in and out of Cardiff Airport to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic have been disrupted by a new cloud of volcanic ash"¦ Flights from Cardiff to Belfast, Cork and Belfast were cancelled earlier when planes were grounded from 0700 BST." Furthermore, AFP reporter Andrew Bushe...

2008-09-25 12:00:29

By Paul Melia; Patricia McDonagh THE Irish Aviation Authority has said it cannot guarantee holidaymakers will not face further disruption over the summer period because of a fault with Dublin Airport's air-traffic control system. And passengers have been warned they face at least one more day of disruption due to a fault with the system and are unlikely to receive any compensation following two days of chaos. Yesterday the Irish Aviation Authority said it had identified and fixed a...

2008-07-28 12:00:49

By ALLISON BRAY PASSENGERS at Dublin Airport can expect ongoing delays for several weeks as engineers continue to work around a computer system glitch responsible for causing last week's radar system meltdown, the Irish Aviation Authority has revealed. Delays during non-peak times should average about 20 minutes, according to IAA spokeswoman Lilian Cassin. However, longer delays of varying lengths can be expected during peak flying times, including the morning rush-hour between 6.30am...

2008-07-10 00:00:19

Authorities said they canceled half of the flights going to and from Dublin International Airport Wednesday because of radar system malfunctions. Twelve arrivals and 12 departures were being operated hourly to and from the airport as engineers tried to figure out what caused the malfunctions, the BBC reported. Irish Aviation Authority officials said they chose to halt flights because of reoccurring complications with the airport's radar system. Air traffic controllers were unable to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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