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World's coolest holiday destination chosen for 2018 by holidaymakers
World's coolest holiday destination chosen for 2018 by holidaymakers

World's coolest holiday destination chosen for 2018 by holidaymakers

New York has been named the world's coolest holiday destination for 2018 by holidaymakers....
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:06:37
Travelling abroad? 4 tropical diseases and how to avoid them
Travelling abroad? 4 tropical diseases and how to avoid them

Travelling abroad? 4 tropical diseases and how to avoid them

Nobody wants to encounter nasty travellers' bugs. Liz Connor speaks to GP Dr Lizzie Kershaw-Yates about keeping protected....
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:19:00
Lucinda O'Sullivan: 7 Irish spots the well-heeled flock to for the 'wicked month' of August...
Lucinda O'Sullivan: 7 Irish spots the well-heeled flock to for the 'wicked month' of August...

Lucinda O'Sullivan: 7 Irish spots the well-heeled flock to for the 'wicked month' of August...

Just as New Yorkers flock to Martha's Vineyard or the Hamptons - and Parisians desert their capital for the French Riviera for the "wicked month" of August - Dubliners and other city dwell...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 18:30:00
Let's rock: Chasing lake ripples, sunsets and stars in Arizona's Antelope Canyon
Let's rock: Chasing lake ripples, sunsets and stars in Arizona's Antelope Canyon

Let's rock: Chasing lake ripples, sunsets and stars in Arizona's Antelope Canyon

'We're going to chase the beams of light," says Cindy, our Navajo guide, as we enter the canyon. Walking from the hot sandy desert through a crack in the rock, suddenly we're in a striking...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:30:00
The Bloomsbury: The Doyle Collection's London bolthole is like a Little Black Book come to life
The Bloomsbury: The Doyle Collection's London bolthole is like a Little Black Book come to life

The Bloomsbury: The Doyle Collection's London bolthole is like a Little Black Book come to life

The Doyle Collection's London bolthole is like a Little Black Book come to life, says our travel editor....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:30:00

WATCH: Four-year-old's sweet story of his family holiday will make you want to visit this Irish town

A sweet new video campaign narrated by a four-year-old boy aims to make Sligo’s Strandhill a prime staycation destination this summer....
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:41:08
Dublin’s Phoenix Park is one of two parks in the world to get prestigious gold award
Dublin’s Phoenix Park is one of two parks in the world to get prestigious gold award

Dublin’s Phoenix Park is one of two parks in the world to get prestigious gold award

Dublin’s Phoenix Park is one of only two parks in the world to receive a prestigious gold award for large urban parks....
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 12:59:53
Warning over 'worrying increase' in hotel booking scams
Warning over 'worrying increase' in hotel booking scams

Warning over 'worrying increase' in hotel booking scams

The PSNI and Northern Ireland Hotels Federation (NIHS) are urging the public to be cautious when booking hotel rooms online this summer....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:05
Switzerland: Falling for a monster
Switzerland: Falling for a monster

Switzerland: Falling for a monster

This summer is a strange beast, and two centuries ago the same could be said, albeit with conditions the flipside of 2018's enduring scorcher. The summer of 1816 was one of the gloomiest o...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Killenard: Living it large in child-friendly Laois
Killenard: Living it large in child-friendly Laois

Killenard: Living it large in child-friendly Laois

How to manage putting your child to bed and then having some sort of adult socialisation time has always been one of the major challenges when you are on holiday....
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 02:30:00
A perfect day in Memphis
A perfect day in Memphis

A perfect day in Memphis

Our visitor maps out 24 hours in Memphis....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Your travel expert: How can holidaymakers protect themselves against airline strikes?
Your travel expert: How can holidaymakers protect themselves against airline strikes?

Your travel expert: How can holidaymakers protect themselves against airline strikes?

This is turning into a hellish summer for holidaymakers. We've had Irish Ferries cancellations and French Air Traffic Controller strikes....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 02:30:00
What is EPIC? The intriguing Irish tourism hotspot where Harry and Meghan paid a visit yesterday
What is EPIC? The intriguing Irish tourism hotspot where Harry and Meghan paid a visit yesterday

What is EPIC? The intriguing Irish tourism hotspot where Harry and Meghan paid a visit yesterday

Britian’s Harry and Meghan visited EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum based at CHQ in the Dublin’s Docklands yesterday....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:45:12
Tourists in European capital are warned of spike in crime by 'hotel rats' gang
Tourists in European capital are warned of spike in crime by 'hotel rats' gang

Tourists in European capital are warned of spike in crime by 'hotel rats' gang

Visitors to Paris this summer have been put on alert after a raft of thefts targeting tourists by a gang of petty thieves dubbed "hotel rats"....
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:20:07
Blow up your tent, not your budget
Blow up your tent, not your budget

Blow up your tent, not your budget

If you're holidaying at home this year, the fine weather we've been enjoying is likely to have whetted your appetite for the outdoor life....
Fri, 13 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Keep meltdowns to a minimum - how to survive the airport when travelling with young children
Keep meltdowns to a minimum - how to survive the airport when travelling with young children

Keep meltdowns to a minimum - how to survive the airport when travelling with young children

It's peak summer holiday season and you're likely prepping the family for the annual airport assault course. Throwing together children, in-laws and grandparents can be a recipe for disast...
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 02:30:00
€100,000 exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary actress Maureen O’Hara opens
€100,000 exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary actress Maureen O’Hara opens

€100,000 exhibition celebrating the life and work of legendary actress Maureen O’Hara opens

A €100,000 exhibition has opened to celebrate the late legendary Irish actress Maureen O’Hara....
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 14:15:07
My Parisian Pride: Why the French capital is the most magical city in the world for me
My Parisian Pride: Why the French capital is the most magical city in the world for me

My Parisian Pride: Why the French capital is the most magical city in the world for me

Anyone who knows or follows me will roll their eyes reading me rant and rave again about how “Paris is my favourite city in the world”....
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 09:46:34
Ryanair in plea to pilots as families face strike chaos
Ryanair in plea to pilots as families face strike chaos

Ryanair in plea to pilots as families face strike chaos

A strike on Thursday by almost 100 Ryanair staff pilots based in Ireland "looks inevitable", according to trade union Fórsa. There was no contact between the two sides over the weekend....
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Going with the flow on the beautiful Barrow: Could this all really be a mere 1.5 hours from Dublin?
Going with the flow on the beautiful Barrow: Could this all really be a mere 1.5 hours from Dublin?

Going with the flow on the beautiful Barrow: Could this all really be a mere 1.5 hours from Dublin?

‘Can we play chess now?’ It’s the burning question all weekend. My seven-year-old son and I are paddling down the River Barrow and, much to my amazement, when we stop off in Carlow for sup...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Wexford: Swooping down into the sunny south east
Wexford: Swooping down into the sunny south east

Wexford: Swooping down into the sunny south east

There is a moment, just as the hawk swoops down upon you, that you get a cold, sinking feeling. Involuntary and instinctive, it seems set in some genetic mammalian memory, a fear struck de...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Cote d'Azur: Spoilt Rotten Scoundrels
Cote d'Azur: Spoilt Rotten Scoundrels

Cote d'Azur: Spoilt Rotten Scoundrels

The Cote d'Azur is a place that crystallised in my psyche at an early age. It is the setting of a film I was devoted to as a child, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a tale of two confidence men wh...
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Your travel expert: Is Air Canada's new premium economy class worth spending extra on?
Your travel expert: Is Air Canada's new premium economy class worth spending extra on?

Your travel expert: Is Air Canada's new premium economy class worth spending extra on?

When is Economy not Economy? When it's Premium, of course. A growing number of airlines are adding this third class to cabins, and for good reason - lots of passengers feel too cramped in ...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Is féidir linn: The glorious Gaeltacht for grown-ups
Is féidir linn: The glorious Gaeltacht for grown-ups

Is féidir linn: The glorious Gaeltacht for grown-ups

Past the villages of Kilcar and Carrick, perched on the edge of the Slieve League peninsula lies Glencolmcille. This is Donegal at its wildest, its most untamed. Mountains and sea cliffs f...
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 02:30:00
PortAventura: Top tips for the best adrenaline adventure in Spain's Ferrari Land
PortAventura: Top tips for the best adrenaline adventure in Spain's Ferrari Land

PortAventura: Top tips for the best adrenaline adventure in Spain's Ferrari Land

Spain's Ferrari Land throws up thrills for all ages in PortAventura....
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Perfect day in Dublin 8: Why the Liberties is enjoying a moment
Perfect day in Dublin 8: Why the Liberties is enjoying a moment

Perfect day in Dublin 8: Why the Liberties is enjoying a moment

The Liberties are enjoying a moment....
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 02:30:00
'This trip is so important to us all' - family fear 'memorial' holiday to honour of late friend will be grounded due to Ryanair strike
'This trip is so important to us all' - family fear 'memorial' holiday to honour of late friend will be grounded due to Ryanair strike

'This trip is so important to us all' - family fear 'memorial' holiday to honour of late friend will be grounded due to Ryanair strike

PAUL McLaughlin and partner Claire McKay were due to fly with Ryanair, but strike action at the airline means they could lose around €5,000 on a “memorial” cruise for Claire’s father’s bes...
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 12:49:57
'It's not cool' - Why reclining a plane seat is rude, and anyone who does it is selfish
'It's not cool' - Why reclining a plane seat is rude, and anyone who does it is selfish

'It's not cool' - Why reclining a plane seat is rude, and anyone who does it is selfish

One person’s freedom only extends so far as it restricts another’s....
Fri, 06 Jul 2018 01:00:00
Ireland now has a chocolate, beer and bacon tour - 'the three most amazing things in the world'
Ireland now has a chocolate, beer and bacon tour - 'the three most amazing things in the world'

Ireland now has a chocolate, beer and bacon tour - 'the three most amazing things in the world'

Hold onto your belt buckles. There’s a new food tour on the scene, and it shines a light on the holy trifecta of treats – chocolate, bacon and beer....
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 10:41:12
Ryanair cabin crew threaten strike action unless airline meets demands
Ryanair cabin crew threaten strike action unless airline meets demands

Ryanair cabin crew threaten strike action unless airline meets demands

OVER 6,000 Ryanair cabin crew based in 21 countries have threatened a summer of strikes unless the airline meets demands, including pay rises and abolishing agency work....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:59:57
Ryanair Explainer: When are the strikes? What happens if my flight is cancelled?
Ryanair Explainer: When are the strikes? What happens if my flight is cancelled?

Ryanair Explainer: When are the strikes? What happens if my flight is cancelled?

Irish-based pilots have voted to strike in what Ryanair says is an 'unnecessary' action. Here's an explainer to get you up to speed....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 10:37:08
Ireland's first drive-thru Starbucks opens for business
Ireland's first drive-thru Starbucks opens for business

Ireland's first drive-thru Starbucks opens for business

Don't have time to sit in for your almond milk Latte Macchiato? Need that low-fat Mocha Frappuccino for the road?...
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 07:05:01
First Look: Inside Ballyfin’s new €2,000-a-night private cottage
First Look: Inside Ballyfin’s new €2,000-a-night private cottage

First Look: Inside Ballyfin’s new €2,000-a-night private cottage

You’d be hard pushed to find a hotel in Ireland as luxurious as Ballyfin....
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 06:48:10
Wrong way round
Wrong way round

Wrong way round

Let's begin with a cautionary tale from sunny Majorca. We hired a little runaround at the airport in Palma to deliver us to the north of the Balearic island, not far from lovely Alcudia wh...
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Spa daze: Pampering getaways for new mums and mums-to-be
Spa daze: Pampering getaways for new mums and mums-to-be

Spa daze: Pampering getaways for new mums and mums-to-be

When was the last time you had a spa treatment? Was it a mani-pedi at your local nail salon? Did you finally dust off that facial voucher from last Christmas? Or was it an online deal for ...
Wed, 04 Jul 2018 02:30:00
'It's frustrating having to sort things out yourself' - Ryanair passengers in a state of panic over planned strike
'It's frustrating having to sort things out yourself' - Ryanair passengers in a state of panic over planned strike

'It's frustrating having to sort things out yourself' - Ryanair passengers in a state of panic over planned strike

Ryanair customers due to fly from Ireland on Thursday week are in a state of panic after pilots announced a planned strike today....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 21:59:40
CityJet apologises as 'technical issues' frustrate passengers for second day
CityJet apologises as 'technical issues' frustrate passengers for second day

CityJet apologises as 'technical issues' frustrate passengers for second day

CityJet has apologised to customers following a wave of disruption across its Dublin and London City Airport services this week....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 17:17:43
'Ireland accounts for less than 7pc of our flights' - Ryanair issues response to pilot strike
'Ireland accounts for less than 7pc of our flights' - Ryanair issues response to pilot strike

'Ireland accounts for less than 7pc of our flights' - Ryanair issues response to pilot strike

RYANAIR passengers face the prospect of summer chaos after pilots served notice of a 24 hour strike Thursday week - and threatened there will be more to come....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 15:04:30
Irish hotel, distillery and Convention Centre win World Travel Awards
Irish hotel, distillery and Convention Centre win World Travel Awards

Irish hotel, distillery and Convention Centre win World Travel Awards

The family-run Sandymount Hotel has been named 'Europe's Leading Green Hotel' at the World Travel Awards in Athens this week....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 07:42:51
Holiday chaos looms as Ryanair pilots are set to back strike action
Holiday chaos looms as Ryanair pilots are set to back strike action

Holiday chaos looms as Ryanair pilots are set to back strike action

Holiday plans for tens of thousands of air passengers could be in jeopardy as Ryanair pilots ballot to go on strike as early as next week....
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Million Euro Midlands: New tourism brand gets €1m to coax us off the motorways
Million Euro Midlands: New tourism brand gets €1m to coax us off the motorways

Million Euro Midlands: New tourism brand gets €1m to coax us off the motorways

Fancy getting 'active in nature'? How about lining up a 'soft adventure' for your next staycation?...
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 17:06:46
Magic Monday: Last-minute sun and a castle stay in our Top 5 travel deals!
Magic Monday: Last-minute sun and a castle stay in our Top 5 travel deals!

Magic Monday: Last-minute sun and a castle stay in our Top 5 travel deals!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of Ireland's top travel offers...
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:16:16
20 Best Greek Islands: From Santorini to Sifnos with our ultimate travel guide
20 Best Greek Islands: From Santorini to Sifnos with our ultimate travel guide

20 Best Greek Islands: From Santorini to Sifnos with our ultimate travel guide

Think of a Greek island. What do you see? Snow-white houses and cool blue domes? Bobbing fishing boats and bougainvillea that truly pops?...
Sun, 01 Jul 2018 06:15:09
Turkey's back on the tee-time menu
Turkey's back on the tee-time menu

Turkey's back on the tee-time menu

IF the hustle and bustle of air travel raises anxiety levels, the promise of business class throws a warm blanket over any impending journey....
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:30:00
Seattle: No shortage of gems in the Emerald city
Seattle: No shortage of gems in the Emerald city

Seattle: No shortage of gems in the Emerald city

There's something really comforting about being looked after by your own. From the Cead Mile Failte, to the Lyons tea and Bewley's coffee - you just can't beat Aer Lingus for that personal...
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 02:30:00
12 brilliant burgers for a hot Irish summer
12 brilliant burgers for a hot Irish summer

12 brilliant burgers for a hot Irish summer

Where's the beef? My quest for Ireland's best burgers continues with this delicious dozen for your summer grazing pleasure...
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 01:00:00
Travelling with kids? Eight health tips, from ear pain to sun protection and tummy trouble
Travelling with kids? Eight health tips, from ear pain to sun protection and tummy trouble

Travelling with kids? Eight health tips, from ear pain to sun protection and tummy trouble

As exciting as it is to head off to explore the world with your family, it can often be daunting when it comes to considering their health and wellbeing while abroad....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:00:00
There's a new Canary Island: Nine fascinating facts about La Graciosa
There's a new Canary Island: Nine fascinating facts about La Graciosa

There's a new Canary Island: Nine fascinating facts about La Graciosa

Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura have a new little sister, La Graciosa, the most recent addition to the Canary Islands family....
Sat, 30 Jun 2018 01:00:00
Over 100 flights cancelled this weekend as latest French strikes hit Irish holidaymakers
Over 100 flights cancelled this weekend as latest French strikes hit Irish holidaymakers

Over 100 flights cancelled this weekend as latest French strikes hit Irish holidaymakers

A new wave of strikes by French Air Traffic Controllers is threatening the holiday plans of passengers across Europe this weekend....
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:02:03
Why an historical railway line is one of the best ways to explore Vietnam
Why an historical railway line is one of the best ways to explore Vietnam

Why an historical railway line is one of the best ways to explore Vietnam

"Given the catastrophic damage over a period of three decades, it's a wonder anything's working at all, frankly," admits railway historian Tim Doling....
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 07:02:43
Can you do New York in a day trip? This new flight makes it possible...
Can you do New York in a day trip? This new flight makes it possible...

Can you do New York in a day trip? This new flight makes it possible...

Many of us grumble about crossing the city to go shopping - yet low-cost airline Norwegian believes some of us will fly Stateside to bag a bargain or two at New York's massive Woodbury Com...
Thu, 28 Jun 2018 06:58:24
Car Hire: How to avoid getting taken for a ride with your holiday rental
Car Hire: How to avoid getting taken for a ride with your holiday rental

Car Hire: How to avoid getting taken for a ride with your holiday rental

Like airlines, the whole area of car rental is well known as a consumer minefield of hidden charges that, if you step on any of them, are primed to hit your pocket where it hurts....
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 02:30:00
This Irish tour has been named one of the world's Top 10 travel experiences
This Irish tour has been named one of the world's Top 10 travel experiences

This Irish tour has been named one of the world's Top 10 travel experiences

An Irish, family-run tour has ranked among the world's Top 10 tours and travel activities in TripAdvisor's latest Travellers' Choice Awards....
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:24:55
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Irish itinerary: What they're doing, and how you can do it too
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Irish itinerary: What they're doing, and how you can do it too

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Irish itinerary: What they're doing, and how you can do it too

The itinerary has been revealed for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Dublin visit on July 11-12. Here's how you can follow in their footsteps...
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 07:04:20
Irish Ferries ship Ulysses taken out of service due to 'technical issue'
Irish Ferries ship Ulysses taken out of service due to 'technical issue'

Irish Ferries ship Ulysses taken out of service due to 'technical issue'

Irish Ferries have announced that their ship Ulysses will have to be removed from service until 'the middle of next week'....
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 20:41:53
Best of the Irish seaside: From Ireland's best beaches to our favourite fish n' chips
Best of the Irish seaside: From Ireland's best beaches to our favourite fish n' chips

Best of the Irish seaside: From Ireland's best beaches to our favourite fish n' chips

Who doesn't love the seaside?...
Tue, 26 Jun 2018 07:00:00
Mayo: Castles at the end of the earth on a Wild Atlantic safari
Mayo: Castles at the end of the earth on a Wild Atlantic safari

Mayo: Castles at the end of the earth on a Wild Atlantic safari

Killary is cloudless and crisp as we travel up from Clifden, not a ripple interrupting the surface of the fjord as an uncommonly sunny Mweelrea mountain looks on approvingly....
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Cincinnati: Eat like a king in Queen City
Cincinnati: Eat like a king in Queen City

Cincinnati: Eat like a king in Queen City

The 'Queen City' is a beautiful place, rich in history and character, brimming with energy and colour, and adorned with a real European feel....
Mon, 25 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic strike causes chaos for holiday-makers
Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic strike causes chaos for holiday-makers

Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic strike causes chaos for holiday-makers

Passengers have been urged to check their flights as an air traffic control strike causes chaos for thousands of holiday-makers....
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:10:32
Ireland's Hidden Heartlands: Top 10 things to do in Ireland's newest tourism region
Ireland's Hidden Heartlands: Top 10 things to do in Ireland's newest tourism region

Ireland's Hidden Heartlands: Top 10 things to do in Ireland's newest tourism region

Sick of crowds? Fed up splashing holiday cash on airline extras, or sharpening your elbows for tourist-mobbed city breaks? Seeking an off-radar getaway - one with a little less madness and...
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Fab Fermanagh: To the manor born in Northern Ireland's lake country
Fab Fermanagh: To the manor born in Northern Ireland's lake country

Fab Fermanagh: To the manor born in Northern Ireland's lake country

You can say one thing for the Irish sun: elusive as it is, it knows how to make its presence felt....
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:30:00
So, you think you know Wexford? Try this fab family trip to the Sunny south East
So, you think you know Wexford? Try this fab family trip to the Sunny south East

So, you think you know Wexford? Try this fab family trip to the Sunny south East

Why did rich Vikings build their houses at the top of the hill? So they could roll down to the bottom, of course....
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic controllers strike causes chaos for thousands of holiday-makers
Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic controllers strike causes chaos for thousands of holiday-makers

Passengers urged to check flights as air traffic controllers strike causes chaos for thousands of holiday-makers

Passengers have been urged to check their flights as an air traffic control strike causes chaos for thousands of holiday-makers....
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 22:12:22
Why escorted tours are the ideal solution for solo travellers...
Why escorted tours are the ideal solution for solo travellers...

Why escorted tours are the ideal solution for solo travellers...

Although cheap flights and improved infrastructure make destinations more accessible than ever, many of us still feel nervous about travelling alone....
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 03:51:58
Low-cost carrier Norwegian launches direct flights from Ireland to Canada
Low-cost carrier Norwegian launches direct flights from Ireland to Canada

Low-cost carrier Norwegian launches direct flights from Ireland to Canada

Norwegian will start a new daily service between Dublin and Hamilton, Ontario from March 31 of 2019, the airline has said....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:44:05
Grand Central: Inside the €60m hotel that's breaking records in Belfast
Grand Central: Inside the €60m hotel that's breaking records in Belfast

Grand Central: Inside the €60m hotel that's breaking records in Belfast

The largest and most expensively constructed hotel project "ever seen in Northern Ireland" has opened in Belfast....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 03:57:17
Cheese! Why this study is encouraging people to smile for passport photos
Cheese! Why this study is encouraging people to smile for passport photos

Cheese! Why this study is encouraging people to smile for passport photos

Travellers should be encouraged to smile on their passports to prevent identity fraud, a new study suggests....
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Palm Springs: De-stress in the desert in Hollywood's favourite health oasis
Palm Springs: De-stress in the desert in Hollywood's favourite health oasis

Palm Springs: De-stress in the desert in Hollywood's favourite health oasis

It's just as well I love avocado....
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 03:12:53
America's tipping culture is out of control – why should visitors be forced to reward bad service?
America's tipping culture is out of control – why should visitors be forced to reward bad service?

America's tipping culture is out of control – why should visitors be forced to reward bad service?

"Tipping is not optional.” My heart sank a little as I read the section on gratuities in my guide to New York....
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:13:28
'I'm not really a big drinker' - Post-Leaving Cert breaks that go beyond sun, sea and sangria
'I'm not really a big drinker' - Post-Leaving Cert breaks that go beyond sun, sea and sangria

'I'm not really a big drinker' - Post-Leaving Cert breaks that go beyond sun, sea and sangria

With travel giant Thomas Cook signing the death warrant for the notorious Club 18-30 booze-fuelled break, travel experts predict that while young people will still seek out sun, sea and sa...
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 02:30:00
10 Best Burgers in Dublin: Beef up with our blockbuster list!
10 Best Burgers in Dublin: Beef up with our blockbuster list!

10 Best Burgers in Dublin: Beef up with our blockbuster list!

What's the best burger in Dublin? It's a tough assignment, but somebody had to do it. Here's our list for your next fix and beyond!...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:55:46
Magic Monday: €200 off Italian holidays in this week's Top 5 travel deals!
Magic Monday: €200 off Italian holidays in this week's Top 5 travel deals!

Magic Monday: €200 off Italian holidays in this week's Top 5 travel deals!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of Ireland's top travel offers...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:10:22
Ryanair calls for airport booze ban before 10am - after unruly passengers disrupt Dublin flight
Ryanair calls for airport booze ban before 10am - after unruly passengers disrupt Dublin flight

Ryanair calls for airport booze ban before 10am - after unruly passengers disrupt Dublin flight

RYANAIR has called for a pre-10am booze ban at airports after a group of Irish based holiday-makers forced an Ibiza bound flight from Dublin to divert to Paris on Saturday morning....
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 21:10:41
Kildare: My slice of heaven, just off the N7
Kildare: My slice of heaven, just off the N7

Kildare: My slice of heaven, just off the N7

A weekend break often involves a traffic-choked, hair-raising motorway dash after work and arriving in a distant part of the country, nerves jangling, exhausted and stressed before the fun...
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:30:00
'Magic is the word' - Brendan O'Connor's secret family stay in the South of France
'Magic is the word' - Brendan O'Connor's secret family stay in the South of France

'Magic is the word' - Brendan O'Connor's secret family stay in the South of France

There was something disarming about Rich....
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Top 20 cycles in Ireland: From family spins to off-roaders and those who want a challenge
Top 20 cycles in Ireland: From family spins to off-roaders and those who want a challenge

Top 20 cycles in Ireland: From family spins to off-roaders and those who want a challenge

With cycling booming in popularity around Ireland, cyclist and author David Flanagan picks 20 of his favourite routes....
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Eight easy ways to make your holiday (and life) more eco-friendly
Eight easy ways to make your holiday (and life) more eco-friendly

Eight easy ways to make your holiday (and life) more eco-friendly

Holidays are about switching off, but they can also be a surprisingly good time to make and break habits....
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Independence of the Seas: My cruise on Royal Caribbean's 'ultimate family ship'
Independence of the Seas: My cruise on Royal Caribbean's 'ultimate family ship'

Independence of the Seas: My cruise on Royal Caribbean's 'ultimate family ship'

After a multi-million euro makeover, Royal Caribbean's 'ultimate family ship' is back....
Sun, 17 Jun 2018 02:30:00
First Look: Inside the €1.2m spa that wants to 'wow' Kildare
First Look: Inside the €1.2m spa that wants to 'wow' Kildare

First Look: Inside the €1.2m spa that wants to 'wow' Kildare

Hugh Wallace, celebrity architect and star of RTE’s ‘Home of the Year’, has been unveiled as the designer behind a new, €1.2 million spa at the Osprey Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare....
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00:00
Why it's my right to recline my plane seat, and I refuse to be told otherwise
Why it's my right to recline my plane seat, and I refuse to be told otherwise

Why it's my right to recline my plane seat, and I refuse to be told otherwise

Is reclining your seat an abomination that must be eradicated, or a basic human right?...
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 01:00:00
Irish Ferries: Half of bookings re-accommodated since cancellation fiasco
Irish Ferries: Half of bookings re-accommodated since cancellation fiasco

Irish Ferries: Half of bookings re-accommodated since cancellation fiasco

Three days since it abruptly announced the cancellation of all summer sailings on the W.B. Yeats, Irish Ferries has moved or refunded 50pc of affected bookings, the company says....
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 17:08:13
Why the popularity of overpriced Center Parcs is truly baffling
Why the popularity of overpriced Center Parcs is truly baffling

Why the popularity of overpriced Center Parcs is truly baffling

The first time I went to Center Parcs, I told my children we were off to spend a weekend in the forest. Being fans of Winnie the Pooh, they were excited....
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 06:50:33
Ryanair passengers delayed by 10 hours as 'no engineer to change tyre on plane'
Ryanair passengers delayed by 10 hours as 'no engineer to change tyre on plane'

Ryanair passengers delayed by 10 hours as 'no engineer to change tyre on plane'

A Ryanair flight from London to Cork was delayed for over 10 hours as there was no engineer available to change a tyre on the plane....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 18:35:01
Ireland ranked No.2 among world's 'most excellent' places to travel
Ireland ranked No.2 among world's 'most excellent' places to travel

Ireland ranked No.2 among world's 'most excellent' places to travel

Ireland is the second-best country in the world for excellent service, according to a new ranking of destinations by global review website, TripAdvisor....
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:18:56
Ryanair launches new flights from Dublin to London Southend
Ryanair launches new flights from Dublin to London Southend

Ryanair launches new flights from Dublin to London Southend

Ryanair has announced a new base at London Southend Airport, with new routes including a direct flight from Dublin....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:52:30
Fly to the Kingdom? 9,500 extra seats added on Dublin to Kerry flights
Fly to the Kingdom? 9,500 extra seats added on Dublin to Kerry flights

Fly to the Kingdom? 9,500 extra seats added on Dublin to Kerry flights

Aer Lingus Regional is to boost its Dublin to Kerry services by 30pc this winter, the airline has announced....
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:23:38
Irish Ferries cancels all summer sailings on new WB Yeats ferry
Irish Ferries cancels all summer sailings on new WB Yeats ferry

Irish Ferries cancels all summer sailings on new WB Yeats ferry

Up to 19,000 passengers have had their holiday plans thrown into disarray this afternoon as Irish Ferries announces further delays to the arrival of its W.B. Yeats cruise ferry....
Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:58:55
Five fab toddler days out in Ireland - from Gruffalo trails to cool castle gardens
Five fab toddler days out in Ireland - from Gruffalo trails to cool castle gardens

Five fab toddler days out in Ireland - from Gruffalo trails to cool castle gardens

Looking for a top day out with your toddler in Ireland? Susan Morrell has five fab suggestions....
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 15:07:08
Magic Monday: Sun holidays from €369 in this week's Top 5 travel deals!
Magic Monday: Sun holidays from €369 in this week's Top 5 travel deals!

Magic Monday: Sun holidays from €369 in this week's Top 5 travel deals!

You might hate Monday, but you'll love our weekly pick of Ireland's top travel offers...
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:01:42
The Irish family bucket list: 25 days out for every price point!
The Irish family bucket list: 25 days out for every price point!

The Irish family bucket list: 25 days out for every price point!

The holidays are coming, and suddenly you have time on your hands. Here's our guide to Ireland’s very best family days out...
Sun, 10 Jun 2018 07:29:24
The Magical ABC of London: Accessibility, Base and Cuisine
The Magical ABC of London: Accessibility, Base and Cuisine

The Magical ABC of London: Accessibility, Base and Cuisine

When I schedule a break away nowadays I submit the plan to harsh scrutiny; it has to comply with what I call the ABC of travel - accessibility, base, and cuisine....
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Time passes in Tenerife
Time passes in Tenerife

Time passes in Tenerife

There are certain milestones in family life that cause you to become aware of how quickly the children are growing up. On birthdays and first days back at school, you see suddenly how they...
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 02:30:00
Blasket Islands reboot: €300,000 cottage restoration brings past to life for tourists
Blasket Islands reboot: €300,000 cottage restoration brings past to life for tourists

Blasket Islands reboot: €300,000 cottage restoration brings past to life for tourists

Visitors expecting a stony spread of derelict cottage husks on Great Blasket Island are in for a surprise this summer....
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 01:00:00
Why an obsession with making fares seem cheap has ruined what made Ryanair great
Why an obsession with making fares seem cheap has ruined what made Ryanair great

Why an obsession with making fares seem cheap has ruined what made Ryanair great

Recently, Ryanair CEO, Michael O’Leary, complained publicly that the airline is facing problems because so many of its passengers have been choosing to avoid paying an additional €5 priori...
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 07:00:00
'It's like a mystery tour' - Ryanair passengers bound for Budapest now stranded in Vienna
'It's like a mystery tour' - Ryanair passengers bound for Budapest now stranded in Vienna

'It's like a mystery tour' - Ryanair passengers bound for Budapest now stranded in Vienna

RYANAIR passengers travelling on a flight from Dublin to Budapest, Hungary are now stranded in Vienna after their flight was diverted....
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 09:26:52
Scientists baffled by passenger who didn't get up from his seat for entire 17-hour flight
Scientists baffled by passenger who didn't get up from his seat for entire 17-hour flight

Scientists baffled by passenger who didn't get up from his seat for entire 17-hour flight

The first direct, non-stop flight from London to Perth launched in March, and with it an endurance test for passengers who must spend 17 hours cooped up on a plane....
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 06:59:57

€3 million 'cruise ship' cuts journey from Doolin to Aran Islands to just 15 minutes

A new, 26-metre 'cruise ship' sailing between Doolin and the Aran Islands is the fastest of its type on the Irish coast, its owners say....
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 16:42:59
Revealed: Ireland's Top 20 tourist attractions (paid and free)
Revealed: Ireland's Top 20 tourist attractions (paid and free)

Revealed: Ireland's Top 20 tourist attractions (paid and free)

Ireland's top five visitor attractions are now drawing in excess of one million visitors each per year, according to Fáilte Ireland....
Thu, 07 Jun 2018 10:01:58
 
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