Dublin Airport homecoming: Tears of joy and plenty of kisses as loved ones arrive home
Dublin Airport witnessed tears of joy today as hundreds gathered to welcome home some old faces... and some new ones.
The capital's airport is experiencing one of its busiest weekends of the year as thousands of emigrants are walking through the arrival doors for Christmas.
For many, it had been years since they had visited home for Christmas.
Caoimhe and Lorraine Moran were waiting to welcome their sister Sandra home from New York for the first time in eleven years.
For others, they were travelling home to meet some new faces. One-year-old Lucy Murphy was dressed up for the festive season as she was set to meet her Canada-based uncle Mick for the first time.
And Emma Hurley was returning from Australia to see her niece Aine for the first time.
There were tears and cheers in the airport yesterday after Martin Mulroe popped the question to his girlfriend of three years Louise Mooney.
Unbeknownst to Louise, Martin had actually flown in hours beforehand to prepare to pop the question.
He enlisted the help of Dublin Airport staff with the surprise, who were waiting in the wings with flowers and balloons.