Camino: The trip of a lifetime

It has never been easier to plan a walk of The Camino where you can travel through breathtaking sites and sleep in luxury, writes Ciara McDonnell

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Getting immersed in an ocean of serenity in West Cork

Louise O’Neill enjoys some pampering in a true home away from home in West Cork.

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A sense of magic in the air? Boatmen, islanders and more talk about their rituals

Boatmen, islanders, Travellers and mindfulness gurus talk rituals and the reasons behind them with Rita de Brún.

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Hostelworld seeing continued soft demand

Online accommodation booking company Hostelworld has said it has seen continued “softness” in demand over recent months.

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Brittany Ferries customer says he was 'shoddily' treated

A Brittany Ferries customer whose sailing to Cork was cancelled believes he was the victim of "shoddy treatment" after the company said it would not compensate him for the extra expense of travelling to another port to get home with a rival carrier.

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Brittany Ferries accused of ‘screwing over’ customers

A Brittany Ferries customer has accused the company of “screwing over” customers who will incur extra expense as a result of its decision to cancel sailings from Cork to France and Spain this weekend.

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Outen about: Sometimes coming home can be the toughest journey

Sarah Outen has rowed oceans and survived typhoons, but the Lismore bound adventurer and travel writer tells Ellie O’Byrne that the toughest journey can sometimes be coming home.

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Cruise liner makes work and holidays plain sailing for Cork's Ciara Ambrose

Cork woman Ciara Ambrose travels all over the world in her role with Oasis Class vessels. With 9,000 people onboard, her job is pretty busy, she tells Áilín Quinlan.

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Thousands of commuters impacted by 'worst fault in years'

Irish Rail conceded that “thousands” of commuters were affected by a signal failure at Heuston Station today which was described as the “worst fault” the railway experienced in years.

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Relishing the Riviera: St Tropez still the jet set destination it has always been

The French Riviera has been a major attraction since it first became the playground for the international jet set in the sixties and the Gulf of St Tropez is the jewel in its crown, writes Conor Power

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1,500 passengers hit as ferry sailings cancelled

Almost 1,500 passengers have been hit by a ferry fault which has forced the cancellation of Brittany Ferries’ sailings from Cork to France and Spain this weekend.

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Thought Jamaica was all about the beach? Here’s why you’re wrong…

Stretch beyond the sun lounger and discover why there’s more to this Caribbean island than beach-hopping and rum punch, says Priya Joshi.

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Further disruption expected at Manchester Airport after fuel hitch resolved

A spokesman for Manchester Airport said 69 flights were cancelled.

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Holidaymakers ‘being duped by promo photos’

Hotels and booking sites have been urged not to mislead holidaymakers with promises they can’t keep.

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Travel giant TUI hit by overcapacity and Max planes

Travel giant TUI said its first-half losses deepened due to airline overcapacity for Spain and the grounding of its 15 Boeing 737 Max planes, two issues that could plague the Anglo-German tour operator over the rest of the year.

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Martin Clunes row: Elephant tourism – what’s ethical and what’s not?

If you want to see elephants on holiday, there are important factors to consider.

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Ramble in Romania: The best budget holiday this summer

Cheap flights, food and hotels are just some of the advantages of visiting Romania. However, there is so much more to this great destination, says Isabel Conway

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Northern Ireland still putting its best plates forward

Brexit is creating uncertainty for the food industry across the border, but it’s well worth a visit writes Michelle Darmody.

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How to make a green getaway with an environmentally friendly holiday

There are many simple steps to help green tourism without limiting your horizons, says Thomas Breathnach

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Author Joanne Harris: My love affair with France

The bestselling novelist shares her earliest memories of France, whose villages inspired the setting for Chocolat.

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Eight ways to travel sustainably while seeing the world

The sustainable travel movement is here to stay, writes Thomas Breathnach.

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Hundreds of flights cancelled as Scandinavian Airlines pilots strike

SAS plans to cancel 1,213 flights Monday and Tuesday, hitting some 110,000 passengers.

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15 things that make you a really dreadful hotel guest

If you’re guilty of three or more of these we recommend never leaving your hometown again.

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Boost in number of overseas visitors to Ireland

Last month, the number of trips to Ireland by overseas visitors rose 3% to 784,700.

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Why Stargazing Pods at Alton Towers are out of this world

Roger Crow enjoys an overnight stay in the theme park’s new affordable cabins and gives his verdict.

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Did I want to be special? Or did I just want to be seen?

Note to parents: allowing your child to eat an entire tube of Pringles before setting sail in ‘rough swells’ is never going to end well.

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The Lost World: Otherworldly beauty in La Palma

For top-class food and drink, and also for its otherworldly beauty, it’s well worth making the connection to La Palma in the Canaries, writes Sam Boland.

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Sony Photography Awards: As the winners are announced, here’s 10 top travel shots

Swerving swordfish, sling-wielding protesters, and a snap of a Scottish ferry.

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Record 36.5 million passengers travelled through Irish airports in 2018

The country's airports are busier than ever with a record 36.5 million passengers passing through last year.

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The 9 stages of a long airport layover

If you’ve ever had a lot of hours to kill, you’ll remember the smell of ‘all the perfumes’ says Jenny Stallard.

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Pesto, palaces and a dynamic port: Genoa is Italy’s underrated city break

Often overshadowed by more scenic Italian cities, Liguria’s capital is an under-the-radar delight, says Sarah Marshall.

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Latest: Flybe cancels dozens of flights amid pilot shortage

Passengers travelling to and from Aberdeen, Belfast, Cardiff, London Southend and Southampton were among those affected.

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Vienna is the most livable city and not because of opera

Vienna takes the number one spot when it comes to ‘most livable city’, but why is that, ask Dan Buckley.

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Travel smart: How tech can improve solo travel

Pat Fitzpatrick spends a couple of days in Mallorca, to see if the latest Google technology can convert him to the joys of travelling with tech.

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Bon voyage: A home away from home this summer with everyday comforts

As we approach summer holiday season and jet off to foreign climes, a suitcase packing strategy and including everyday comforts can make it a home from home, writes Carol O’Callaghan.

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Why St Petersburg is ‘Paris on steroids’

Michael Murphy enjoys a grand Russian adventure filled with opulence, culture and history

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How to eat your way around San Francisco’s foodie neighbourhoods

From hidden hole-in-the-wall restaurants to fine-dining fare, this city’s food scene is having a well-deserved moment, says Liz Connor.

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Tourist hotel levy for Edinburgh will happen, says tourism secretary

Fiona Hyslop said the Scottish Government will honour its pledge and bring forward legislation on a transient visitor levy.

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As seen on screen: Seville is the perfect backdrop for a cinematic weekend break

Countless TV and film crews have used the Spanish city in their productions. Laura Paterson finds out why

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Are these the 5 most Instagrammable places you can stay around the world?

From Morocco to Vietnam, these are the hotels you’ll want to book into.

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Finally a more comfortable way to fly – Airline launches lie-flat mattresses in economy class

Thomas Cook Airlines is offering the new ‘Sleeper Seat’ for anyone who struggles to get enough rest on long-haul flights.

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Weekend Break: Boating bliss on the River Shannon

Susan O’Shea went in search of the happy time she spent on the Shannon as a 13-year-old and found her halcyon memories were not misplaced.

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Getting the swing in at El Prat with a sunny stay in Barceona is hard to beat

The chance to play golf at the renowned El Prat while staying at the spectacular La Florida hotel in Barcelona is hard to beat, writes Ronan Bagnall.

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Rio Carnival: Why this iconic Brazilian festival is still the life and soul of the party

As Rio’s annual carnival begins to wind down, it’s never too early to start planning for next year.

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The ideal destination for a (golden) girls weekend away in Kerry

Esther N McCarthy discovers a chic and charming Killarney hotel, with cool cocktails thrown in for good measure.

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Experience the life aquatic at Boulogne-sur-Mer

The charming town of Boulogne-sur-Mer has much to offer, but it’s the spectacular French National Sea Centre that makes it a must-see, writes Barry Coughlan.

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1 in 3 Irish people more interested in travel than buying homes or paying off debt - survey

It might be seen as a cliché to have ‘travelling the world’ on your bucket list, but over 1 in 3 Irish people surveyed by travel experts alpharooms had ‘travel the world’ on their list of things to do if they could go back in time.

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By night, Ibiza is a delight, but don't spend every day there

Last night, I went for a full-moon walk on this largely idyllic isle of Ibiza. It was with a group of 11 (or 12, counting a happy two-year old in a baby rucksack) led by a woman of impressive knowledge and fluency in English, Spanish, and Catalan, writes Damien Enright

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Weekend Break: Personal shopper package helps you stay in fashion

Enjoy a perfect girls’ weekend at the revamped Morgan Hotel, says Vickie Maye

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Crazy nights and lazy days in La-La Land

All eyes are on LA this weekend for the Oscars. From Beverly Hills to Santa Monica, the City of Angels has much to offer. You won’t miss a beat with this insider’s guide from Luciana Bellini

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Looking for a break away in the UK? Bristol has been named its ‘kindest’ city

Kindness is great, but these Bristolian beauties might be even better.

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Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

Travel digest with Barry Coughlan

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The Crown Princess: A family cruise, and a voyage of discovery

The Crown Princess is a high-class resort in itself — but it also delivers you to unforgettable destinations around the Med, as Darren Norris discovered when he enjoyed a family trip on the cruise liner.

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Romance on ice: 30 years of the original ice hotel

Kya deLongchamps celebrates 30 years of romance on ice at the world’s original ice hotel in Swedish Lapland.

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Glenlo and behold by the Corrib

Dinner on the Orient Express and a private cinema are some just of the highlights at Glenlo Abbey, writes Louise O’Neill.

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Madrid’s irresistible mix of culture and football

You might not be a Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid fan before visiting the Spanish capital, but chances are you will leave as one.

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Airline regulations 'not protecting passengers'

EU airline passenger rights regulations are not fully protecting consumers and need reform, the head of leading industry representative group the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has said.

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