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Iceland Eruption Continues to Disrupt Flights in Ireland

Aviation authorities in Ireland have placed a ban on flights to and from Dublin and most other airports in the country as of 11 am local time today because of the ash cloud from the eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier in south Iceland.

Although the ash from the volcanic eruption in Iceland is preventing air travel in Ireland and Scotland, airports in Iceland are open. Photo by Páll Kjartansson.

Yesterday the country’s airports were also closed for a few hours, reports.

The ban also applies to the airports in Donegal, Sligo and Knock—where flights were grounded as of 8 am local time—but the airports in Shannon and Galway remain open.

Furthermore, British aviation authorities have banned flights over parts of Scotland and Northern Ireland today between 8 am and 8 pm local time.

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