Flights into and out of Ireland and Northern Ireland were grounded for about 6 hr. yesterday as another volcanic ash cloud drifted from Iceland. The disruption paled in comparison to last month's EU-wide airspace closure, but it renewed fears that volcanic ash could interrupt air traffic on an ongoing basis. In a worrying development, the Icelandic Meteorological Office stated on its website that there has been an increase in activity from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano along with a high ...

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