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Volcanic ash grounds flights in Ireland

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All flights in and out of Dublin airport have been halted once again because of the volcanic ash cloud drifting from Iceland. It follows similar travel chaos in the Irish capital yesterday.

Airspace over Scotland and Northern Ireland has also been shut and other hubs in the north west of England and Wales could be affected as the fresh plume moves south. With the situation changing hourly passengers are being advised to check before travelling. The Irish Aviation Authority said there were no restrictions on Shannon airport in the west of Ireland.

The latest travel chaos is being blamed on the same Icelandic volcano that disrupted European flights for six days last month. The disruption caused misery for thousands of stranded passengers and cost airlines millions in lost revenue.