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Dublin airport was brought to a stand still this morning with all flights cancelled temporarily.

Dublin Airport has since confirmed that all flights are now resuming as normal. 

The suspensions were due to a confirmed sighting of a drone in Dublin Airport's airspace. 

'Flight operations have now resumed @DublinAirport following an earlier drone sighting.' 

'We apologise for any inconvenience.'

'The safety and security of customers is our key priority at all times,' reads a post on the Dublin Airport Twitter page. 

'For safety reasons we are temporarily suspending flight operations @DublinAirport due the confirmed sighting of a drone over the airfield,' they tweeted. 

'Passengers should contact their airline's website for flight updates.'

'We will post updates here when they become available.'

There was massive disruption at Gatwick airport in December, disrupting the travel plans of 140,000 passengers,after someone flew a drone into the airspace. 

According to The Evening Standard, that incident was the work of a 'disgruntled employee.'

'Police believe either a current or former employee was behind the December 19 incident,' said a source. 



It has been confirmed that Ryanair will cancel up to 30 Irish flights this Thursday, 12 July due to strike action by pilots.

Pilots will strike for 24 hours on Thursday. The strike will begin at 1am  and end at 1am the next day.

They are taking action following a conflict over management’s approach to the transferring of pilots between it's African and European bases.

Ryanair said only some services will be affected by the strike. Flights from Ireland to Europe will continue as normal.

The airline has issued a statement following the strike announcement. They said they tried their best to avert this disruption, but it will go ahead on Thursday.
"All customers on these flights have received text and email notification of these cancellations earlier today and our Customer Service teams are assisting them with refunds, free transfers to alternative flights on Thursday, or Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

"For customers travelling to the UK we will also be assisting them with alternative transport on comparable operators (both flights & ferries) where there is some limited space available."



After a number of cancellations yesterday, Aer Lingus and Ryanair are back on track for today. 

Yesterday, Ryanair and Aer Lingus cancelled a number of French flights due to a strike by French air traffic controllers.

Ryanair cancelled 222 flights because of the strike, according to RTE. 

Affected customers were able to change their flights with no charge. 

Today, flights are back up and running on both of the Irish airlines. 

'There are no disruptions expected to the Aer Lingus schedule today,' reads the Aer Lingus website. 

'However, we would always advise our guests to check the status of their flight prior to departing for the airport.'

Ryanair does not have any information relating to today's flights, however, yesterday's advice reads:

'Ryanair advises customers to arrive at least 3 hours before the scheduled departure time of their flight, to ensure they have sufficient time to arrive at the boarding gate at our recommended 30 minutes prior to their scheduled flight departure time.'



End of summer holiday makers face major disruption as Ryanair cancels 110 flights.

The cancellations are due to a mass strike by French air traffic controllers.

Anyone intending to fly today is urged to check with their airline's website before going to the airport.

'All of our affected customers have been contacted and informed of their options and we advise all customers travelling on Tuesday to check the status of their flight on the Ryanair.com website before leaving for their airport' said Ryanair's Kenny Jacobs.

'President Macron’s Government has announced a major transformation of French labour laws – but it appears nothing changes when it comes to ATC disruption and unions holding Europe to ransom.' 

'2016 was a record year for ATC strikes and French Air Traffic Control unions have announced further strike action this week.'



Flights between Ireland and America have been cancelled this morning as Storm Stella hits the USA. 

Aer Lingus took to Facebook last night to announce which flights have been cancelled, including services from Boston, New York and Newark to Dublin. 

This morning, the airline tweeted out that all flights to Boston and New York from Dublin have also been cancelled.

The airline apologised for any inconvenience caused. 

Up to 5,000 flights worldwide have been affected by the worsening weather conditions, according to the Daily Mail