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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Holiday

This year
Irish customer scammed after receiving bogus confirmation email from within app
Lee Lindsay was scammed out of €376 after he made a payment to a website purporting to be
Ireland's three-day World Cup holiday comes at perfect time
Andy Farrell’s squad have broken up from camp but must remain in France.
Parenting: 'The mental load of June is real - I'll be spending it in a state of disarray'
Mum Margaret Lynch is looking forward to the summer holidays because the mental load right now is unreal.
Last year
Dublin Airport 'holding areas' outside terminal building to be used for early passengers if needed
DAA chief executive Dalton Philips says he does not expect the system to be needed this weekend.
The holding areas, which will include car parks, are a contingency measure that are not expected this weekend.
DAA CEO Dalton Philips said he had "a high level of confidence" that last week's lengthy queues won't be repeated.
He acknowledged however that some people may be forced to queue outside.
DAA given until tomorrow morning to find solutions to airport chaos, ministers say
'No formal decision yet' on St Patrick's Day double bank holiday this year
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said that “we just haven’t pushed the button yet”.
All time
Poll: Are you finding it affordable to holiday at home?
The south-west region of the country is the most popular holiday destination.
Seven in 10 Irish residents to take staycation before November, new research shows
The south-west region of the country is the most popular destination for Irish residents.
Poll: When do you think you'll next be able to go on a foreign holiday?
The pandemic has put a halt on most holiday plans this year.
Quiz: Which Irish 'staycation' destination is this?
Many of us are holidaying at home this year, and there’s plenty of lovely places to visit.
Poll: Are you planning a holiday somewhere in Ireland this year?
The government this week announced a ‘staycation’ tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan.
Government announces staycation tax rebate as part of July stimulus plan
The July stimulus measures were announced by the government this afternoon.
So it's summer and you're supposed to be 'bikini ready'? Don't believe a word of it
Cliona Byrne, a body confidence coach says you can learn to feel good in a swimsuit regardless of your shape and size.
Quiz: How well do you know these Irish holiday destinations?
Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan has urged people not to travel abroad for the foreseeable.
Explainer: How did Thomas Cook go under?
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said bailing out the company, which employed 22,000 people globally, would set up a “moral hazard”.
How can you bag some free InterRail tickets?
The new scheme will provide 140 free InterRail tickets to 18 year olds that can cost up to €700
No foul play in death of Dutch woman in Gran Canaria
Police spoke to her Irish partner yesterday afternoon.
Putin cultivates strongman persona with holiday adventure snaps shown on Russian TV
A Kremlin spokesperson said Putin went rafting in mountain rivers, fished in a waterfall near a mountain lake and went hiking on the holiday.
Inspector says 'an awful lot' of bouncy castles haven't been safety-checked
Bouncy castles are one of many holiday-related items people are being warned to ensure they are safety-certified.
Dreaming about a holiday? Here are some of the world's best 'eco escapes'
The venues aim to “safeguard cultural and natural heritage” and “support environmentally friendly practices”.
Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can
Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.
Foreign tourists are being put off US travel - but is it down to Trump?
The tourism industry felt a jolt after Trump’s first travel ban was put in place.
A Ballymena couple's brilliant Valentine's Day text exchange is taking over Twitter
“hey lau i have a surprise for you”
This photo of Barack Obama having the time of his life has become a great meme
“when you finally block America’s number”
This elderly Dublin couple talking about their romantic walks will break your heart
Students: Be productive and make the most of your breaks from college
It’s not all about binging on box-sets: this is the time to feather your CV for future employers.
British mother arrested in France over baby's death
The woman, her husband and their two young children were on holidays in the southwest of France.
Ireland welcomes one million tourists in July - the highest figure on record
More than 5.4 million oversea tourists visited Ireland between January and July of this year.
Longford awaits planning decision on massive €223m holiday resort
The €233 million resort is expected to bring over 1,000 jobs to the region. It would create around 750 jobs during the construction phase.
Poll: Is the summer break for TDs too long?
They’ll be back in the Dáil on 27 September – should their holidays be shorter?
Tens of thousands of holidaymakers affected as Lowcostholidays goes bust
The budget holiday operator closed its doors yesterday.
Irish family "loses everything" as fire rips through Italy holiday camp
The family were left with their passports and a mobile phone.
The body of the 2-year-old boy dragged underwater by an alligator has been found
The family were on holiday when the incident happened.
Dublin City Council says fulltime Airbnb rentals need planning permission
The council recently ruled an apartment in Temple Bar was not exempt from the requirement to get planning permission because of the change of use.
The sun will come out... the good weather is here to stay
Get the tricolour and go enjoy the day, outside!
This guy accidentally took his girlfriend’s passport on holiday and nobody noticed
Breezin’ through security.
QUIZ: Where Should Your Next Weekend Break Be?
Let’s find out.
QUIZ: Do You Need A Holiday?
Is it reaching desperate levels yet?
Italy orders investigations after spate of childbirth deaths
The country has one of the lowest maternal mortality rates in the world.
Irish people do their bit to help sick children in Belarus this Christmas
An Irish funded team of “flying doctors” have flown into Eastern Ukraine while dozens of children are coming over to Irish families for Christmas.
When is it OK to start celebrating Christmas? Here is what the experts say*
*And by experts we mean the Catholic Church, shopping centres, the council and Dublin Airport.