Passengers using Dublin to Donegal flight jumps by 52%

first_imgAer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has increased its passenger numbers on its Dublin to Donegal route by 52%.The routes is a ‘PSO’ (‘Public Service Obligation’) route flown by Stobart Air on behalf of the Irish Government.In the last twelve months, Stobart Air flew 33,516 passengers between Dublin and Donegal, up from 22,022 in 2014, a difference of 11,500. The airline flew 3,648 passengers on the route this August, the busiest month of the year.The business has also increased its business on its Dublin to Kerry route by 35%.Graeme Buchanan, Managing Director of Stobart Air, said: “For these rural regions, a link to the capital means more opportunities for work and business, and more ways to stay connected with friends and family.“For tourists in search of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, short-haul flights to Donegal and Kerry provide an easy, hassle-free way to access to some of the country’s most scenic and unspoilt locations.” Passengers using Dublin to Donegal flight jumps by 52% was last modified: November 21st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Carrickfin AirportdonegalStobart Airlast_img read more

Fund launched after donkey sanctuary jeep destroyed in freak accident

first_imgOne of Ireland’s leading animal charities has had to stop taking in animals after a freak crash.The Donegal Donkey Sanctuary is now in limbo after the accident which has resulted in the loss of their vehicle and horsebox.Fortunately, nobody was seriously injured and there were no other vehicles involved. Manager, Danny Curran, was extremely lucky to emerge unscathed from the wreckage and no donkeys were in transit at the time.The incident, which occurred late Tuesday night, happened in the townland of Ardagh, St Johnston, which is just a couple of miles from the sanctuary itself.Danny had been returning from welfare visits with donkeys in the Inishowen area.A deer emerging from the trees raced across the path of the vehicle as it approached a sharp corner causing it to veer out of control and plummet approximately 15ft into the field below. Donegal Donkey Sanctuary’s Danny Curran. (North West Newspix)Danny who is still suffering from shock is extremely distressed by the implications for the sanctuary as the full aftermath of Tuesday night’s events became evident.“Without a transport system our day to day activities have ceased and we are unable to respond to any emergencies being reported to us’ he said.“It would appear that neither vehicle nor horse box are salvageable and that all indications are that insurance payments will fall far short of what is required to put a functioning ‘donkey ambulance’ back in operation.”“The sanctuary has been running for almost ten years and has gained much public support both here and abroad.The centre has rescued and rehomed over 600 donkeys countrywide with some donkeys even being rehomed overseas. The sanctuary has now launched a Go Fund Me page in a bid to get donations in a bid to replace the shortfall for a replacement jeep.Anybody wishing to donate can log onto https://www.gofundme.com/donkey-rescue-vehicle-appealFund launched after donkey sanctuary jeep destroyed in freak accident was last modified: May 11th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:appealcrashDonegal Donkey SantuaryGo Fund Meland roverRaphoelast_img read more