Virgin Atlantic passengers hail pilots after flight from Orlando to London Gatwick forced to divert to Ireland over ‘smoke’

Virgin Atlantic passengers hail pilots after flight from Orlando to London Gatwick forced to divert to Ireland over ‘smoke’

The aircraft, from Orlando, Florida, was forced to land at Shannon in Ireland this morning after the mid-air drama. Passenger Tony Redfearn told The Sun Online: "Nobody really knows what happened. "It was all happening in the cockpit. "The pilots were really professional,…

The west-coast wonder of Galway is the Irish city break you should be booking — from a leafy city centre to a stunning coastline

The west-coast wonder of Galway is the Irish city break you should be booking — from a leafy city centre to a stunning coastline

So what are you waiting for, explore this picturesque town with our guide to the best sight-seeing, oysters and live music.   Stroll out to sea From leafy Eyre Square in Galway city centre, it’s a pleasant half-hour walk to the Atlantic…

Ireland's PM has been branded 'mad' for threatening to stop British planes flying over Ireland as revenge for Brexit

Ireland's PM has been branded 'mad' for threatening to stop British planes flying over Ireland as revenge for Brexit

In a Brexit strop, Irish PM Leo Varadkar said it would be a response to Theresa May cutting Irish fishermen’s access to our waters. The extreme action would be a tit for tat punishment for the Theresa May cutting Irish fishermen’s access…

‘New Stonehenge’ uncovered in Ireland

‘New Stonehenge’ uncovered in Ireland

‘New Stonehenge’ is uncovered in Ireland as summer heatwave reveals the foundations of ancient structures across the British Isles including Roman villages and a World War II airfield The never-before-seen monument is made up of a ring of prehistoric ditches now buried…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Arrive in Ireland

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Arrive in Ireland

Touched down in Dublin town! Duchess Meghan (née Markle) and Prince Harry were all smiles upon arriving in Ireland for their royal visit. The newlyweds, who traveled with an entourage of 11, arrived at the Dublin City Airport on Tuesday, July 10,…

Waratahs captaincy Foley's perfect Ireland hangover cure

Waratahs captaincy Foley's perfect Ireland hangover cure

Australian five-eighth Bernard Foley says the Waratahs captaincy has helped him put aside the "empty" feeling he was left with after the Wallabies' heartbrteaking series loss to Ireland last week. Foley learned via phone on Tuesday night that NSW coach Daryl Gibson…

Ireland withstand late Wallabies onslaught to take series

Ireland withstand late Wallabies onslaught to take series

Australia’s chance to beat the reigning Six Nations Grand Slam champions ended in agony as Ireland claimed a famous 20-16 victory in heart-stopping circumstances at Allianz Stadium on Saturday night. A tenacious win from the Wallabies in Brisbane and an energy-sapping loss…

Australia 18 Ireland 9: Grand Slam winners floored as Johnny Sexton starts on bench and Bernard Foley stars for home side

Australia 18 Ireland 9: Grand Slam winners floored as Johnny Sexton starts on bench and Bernard Foley stars for home side

Aussie No10 Foley, 28, forced the difference in a tense match as the Irish scoring machine failed to fire. The Wallabies were looking to win their first match against Ireland for five years, 18 months after the teams last played each other,…

Australia v Ireland: how the teams compare

Australia v Ireland: how the teams compare

​Ireland are the perfect opposition for the Wallabies this June. Their fans will make sure the Tests are well attended, they offer the Wallabies the chance to finish the month at No.2 in the world (although it would take a 3-0 Wallabies…

Ireland turn down Wallaroos double headers

Ireland turn down Wallaroos double headers

If you thought the Ireland series was shaping up as a belter, imagine a Wallaroos vs Ireland women's Test to whet the appetite in the stadiums each week. The dream was very nearly a reality this year when Rugby Australia invited the…

Paenga-Amosa, Timu, Samu to make Wallabies debuts against Ireland

Paenga-Amosa, Timu, Samu to make Wallabies debuts against Ireland

Queensland Reds youngsters Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Caleb Timu will make their Wallabies debuts against Ireland on Saturday, with coach Michael Cheika deciding on David Pocock at No.6 for a showdown with the reigning Six Nations grand slam champions. Excited: Brandon Paenga-Amosa is…

Ireland heading for a historic Yes vote in referendum

Ireland heading for a historic Yes vote in referendum

‘It looks like we will make history’: Irish PM hails expected 69.4% yes vote to legalise abortion as campaigners say women from Northern Ireland will now travel across the border for the procedure Irish went to the polls on Friday to vote…

Taqele Naiyaravoro on Cheika's radar for June Tests against Ireland

Taqele Naiyaravoro on Cheika's radar for June Tests against Ireland

Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro is "definitely" on Michael Cheika’s Wallabies radar for next month’s series against Ireland following a purple patch in Super Rugby this season. Cheika is set to name a 33-man Wallabies squad for the first Test in Brisbane and…

Barnier says rapid EU-UK progress needed on Irish border

Barnier says rapid EU-UK progress needed on Irish border

DUNDALK, Ireland (Reuters) – The EU’s Brexit negotiator expressed confidence on Monday that a solution for the Irish border can be achieved if rapid progress is made by June, but said a real risk remained of Britain leaving the bloc without an…

Stolen heart of Dublin’s patron saint returned intact

Stolen heart of Dublin’s patron saint returned intact

DUBLIN (Reuters) – The 800-year-old heart of the patron saint of Dublin was returned to the city’s oldest cathedral on Thursday, six years after being stolen. The 800-year-old heart of the patron Saint of Dublin Laurence O’Toole lies in repose returned to…