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Last night, passengers travelling through Dublin Airport were forced to sleep in the terminals as some flights were delayed by a number of hours. 

Met Eireann issued a status yellow snow and ice warning, and it followed through. 

Following the snowfall across Ireland yesterday, which meant that a de-icing procedure of aircrafts was necessary. 

'Some airlines are experiencing delays to their flight schedules as a result of de-icing issues.'

'Passengers are advised to check with their airline for latest flight updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused,' Dublin Airport tweeted.

Passengers have been sharing their experiences on Twitter, including images of empty food shelves in the food hall areas of the airport, and people strewn across floors and seats sleeping.

'Only a few people were given water and food vouchers. It's an absolute disgrace,' passenger Sinead O'Reilly said, who was very unhappy with Ryanair's handing of the extensive delays. 

'People queued up for nearly 5 hours and were told that Ryanair couldn't do anything for them Re accommodation etc as the desk was closed,'she added in a tweet. 

Passengers are advised to check with their various air travel providers for updates of delays and cancellations. 

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Irish Rail services are delayed by a signifiant 80 minutes from Heuston Station this morning. 

All services to Heuston are delayed by 30 minutes.

The delays are down to a mechanical issue on the line between Sallins and Newbridge.

'Disruption to all services in and out of Heuston at present due to mechanical issues between Sallins and Newbridge,' reads and Irish Rail tweet.

 Originally delays were expected to last 60 minutes, but an additional 20 minutes has since been added.

Passengers travelling in both directions have expressed their dismay at the service delays, with many noting that they had similar issues with the service last Monday. 

'Is this Irish Rails new Monday thing? Make sure everyone is stressed and late for work, and whatever you do don’t give any clear information,' one commuted tweeted in response. 

'If ye were an airline ye d be forced by law to compensate paying customers for all the disruptions to their journeys,' said another

It is not yet known if the mechanical issues will disrupt the evening commuter services. 

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Following an incident on the Luas Red Line this morning, the tram operator has taken to Twitter to advise the public of delays.

It has been established that a man was arrested at Goldenbridge in Dublin 8 this morning after pulling the emergency brake which resulted in a fellow passenger sustaining injuries.

The individual was taken to Sundrive Garda Station while the the injured party was treated at the scene by emergency services.

The incident resulted in delays which the tram operator has acknowledged via social media.

"Luas Red Line Services back on the move but there will be delays on the Red Line for approx. 1 hour until services regulate back to normal."

Commuters had taken to social media to complain about delays in this morning's service.

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If you're a red line Luas user, you might face some slight disruptions to lines today, March 5.

Until 10am tomorrow, the Drimnagh to James's stops will be closed due to essential maintenance works. 

If you're really stuck though, and have your Luas ticket, a bus service will run through the affected Luas stops from Blackhorse to Heuston.

The same maintenance work will take place next Sunday, March 12, where you can expect delays from 7am that morning.

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Following an unforeseen suspension of service on Southbound DART and Commuter services earlier today, Iarnród Éireann had initially advised passengers to allow for 25-minute delays today.

Taking to Twitter this morning, they explained that a temporary suspension of service had been put in place after a passenger was taken ill at Tara Street.

Iarnród Éireann have since advised the public that while service has resumed, delays are to be expected.

"Southbound services through Tara Street Station now resuming with delays up to 25 minutes," they initially tweeted.

Following on from this, they have updated passengers and advised the public that delays are currently easing off.

"Delays are easing, up to 15 mins at present. Not expected to impact for rest of day."

Whew!

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Flights leaving Dublin airport have been grounded this morning due to strike action taking place in France.

Anyone heading away on an Aer Lingus or Ryanair flight will need to check in with their airline since 70 Ryanair flights across Europe have been cancelled and Aer Lingus has also been forced to cancel five flights in and out of Dublin.

Aer Lingus has issued a warning that if your flight is going over French airspace, there could be major delays, as French air traffic controllers are taking industrial action today.

If your flight has been cancelled or implicated due to this, you can rebook, reschedule or apply for a refund with both airlines.

There are three more strikes planned for next month, as air traffic controllers are protesting against planned government labour reforms. 

To check out if your flight is cancelled or delayed with Ryanair, visit here. And for flight disruption info with Aer Lingus, check out the list here

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Just when you thought the traffic problems were dying down, a cow (yes, a COW) is now loose on the M50. 

Les Kennedy kindly tweeted a picture of the cow to alert other drivers about the inconvenience on the road between Juction 17 M11 and Junction 5 Bray North. 

This comes after a morning of hectic traffic conditions which saw a major collision between a car and a truck. A woman was left fighting for her life following the crash near Juction 7 Lucan.

The woman was taken to Tallaght Hospital for treatment with police saying her condition is still critical. 

Then, just three hours later there was another collision between two cars on J6 Blanchardstown, which means commuters faced further delays. 

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Following a fire in Dublin airport this morning, flights were temporarily suspended. 

According to the official Dublin Airport Twitter account, a fire broke out in one of the hangers in the early hours of this morning. They tweeted saying: "Airport fire crew @DublinAirport attending to fire in one of the hangars. Flight operations temporarily suspended."

Thankfully, the fire was kept under control by the fire fighters on site and there "are no reports of any injuries following this morning's fire in a hangar. The fire has now been contained."

For anyone flying today, flight operations have now resumed in Dublin airport following the fire but you are still advised to check in with your airline before heading to the airport. 

Ryanair have left a link on their Twitter account so you can check the status of your flight for today. Some knock-on delays are expected through-out the day. 

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