Government Trying To Help Over 2,000 Irish People Return Home From 86 Countries Around The World

A spokesperson said we're witnessing the biggest shutdown in aviation history - with entire regions closed off at short notice.

The Department of Foreign Affairs says most of them are in Australia and New Zealand, with the rest in small groups in other countries.

A spokesperson said we're witnessing the biggest shutdown in aviation history - with entire regions closed off at short notice.

She says officials understand the stress people stranded abroad are under and will leave no stone unturned in getting them home.

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