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Dublin Airport cancellations

Aer Lingus has been forced to cancel a number of flights from Dublin Airport as staff shortages due to Covid-19 continue to plague the airline.

According to the Dublin Airport website, Aer Lingus flights to London Heathrow and Berlin have been cancelled today. The London flights were scheduled for 10.45am, 3.55pm and 8.15pm, while the Berlin flight was due to depart at 5.55pm.

Air France cancelled its 8.50am flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle, while KLM has cancelled the 5.25pm flight to Amsterdam.

The Aer Lingus flight to Bordeaux at 1.30pm on Friday has also been cancelled.

Airlines have so far cancelled about 60 flights from Dublin this week in the face of bottlenecks, strikes and Covid.

Early budget

The forthcoming budget could be brought forward by up to a month by the Government, as it faces significant pressure from the Opposition about the growing cost-of-living crisis.

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Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan said he "would not object" to the budget being brought forward to September from October.

The Green Party leader told RTÉ's Morning Ireland it was a matter for the Cabinet to decide early next week.

Sophie Toscan du Plantier cold case review

Ian Bailey has said he will fully cooperate with a cold case review into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

The new Garda inquiry comes more than 25 years after the French film-maker was found dead near Schull in west Cork.

Mr Bailey, with an address at The Prairie in Schull, was arrested twice but never charged with the crime in Ireland.

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