An application to fly direct charters flights from Knock Airport to the US in 1986 was rejected by the Government over fears of the political backlash, as such a move would end the agreed Shannon stopover for all transatlantic flights from Ireland.
Sun, 01 Jan, 2017
IT was a bitter political defeat. Formerly a front-runner for one of the United States’ most prestigious offices, an emotional Christine Quinn accepted her failure to secure the Democratic nomination for the New York mayoral election, and with her vanquished hopes went the last vestige of the Irish grip on Gotham.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2013