In the pioneering days of aviation, Ireland was the point of departure and arrival for all transatlantic air traffic. And although planes no longer refuel at Shannon, we are still prominent in the industry. Ryanair is the largest short haul airline in Europe and we are major players in airport retail and aircraft leasing, says
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
The Philippines foreign secretary says he and the Chinese ambassador have agreed to resolve diplomatically a stand-off involving a Philippine warship and two Chinese surveillance vessels in a disputed area of the South China Sea.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
Eight years ago Theresa Tinggal discovered she was illegally adopted. Now aged 56, Theresa, like many others, is still fighting for information about the circumstances of her birth. She tells Conall Ó Fátharta about her quest to find her true identity and the obstacles that remain in her way.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2011
Australia would consider shutting its borders if bird flu triggered a lethal human pandemic in the region, Australia’s foreign minister said today as disaster co-ordinators from Pacific rim countries gathered in Brisbane to discuss ways to head off such a crisis.
Mon, 31 Oct, 2005
Southeast Asian agriculture ministers have agreed to launch a three-year plan next year aimed at stamping out the menace of bird flu in the region – a move they hope will win enough international aid to halt the disease before it becomes a catastrophic global epidemic with the potential to kill millions.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2005
SOUTHEAST Asian nations and China signed an accord yesterday to create the world’s biggest free trade area by removing tariffs for their two billion people by decade’s end — a key step in their vision of a trade bloc to rival Europe and North America.
Tue, 30 Nov, 2004