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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

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# Holidays
Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home
The companysaid that its original handling of this incident did not meet its own standards.
# christmas for one
This is what it was like spending Christmas alone in a beachside hut in Cambodia
There’s not a huge amount of tinsel, let’s just put it that way.
# Bah Humbug
What Percent Grinch Are You?
We can tell you.
# pet passports
No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK
This could even impact travel to and from Northern Ireland with pets in the event of a hard-border.
# Liquidation
Holidaymakers left out-of-pocket as travel company closes
Many people have found their holidays and accomodation have been cancelled.
# Tourism
VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep
Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.
# Summer
Poll: Would you travel abroad on your own?
It’s definitely not for everyone.
# Swimsuit Season
7 of the best swimsuits on sale right now on ASOS
Summer style on the cheap.
# family magazine
4 entertainment-packed itineraries for family staycations around Ireland
Not heading abroad this summer? We’ve got your back.
# Passports
Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents
Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.
# Summer Reads
11 summer beach reads you need to pack for your holidays
Don’t leave it to the last minute.
# Disaster zone
Chernobyl is now a tourist spot for nuclear thrillseekers and business is booming
Almost 50,000 people toured the area last year.
# Consumer
Dublin dad says family holiday in jeopardy due to 'misinformation' and delays getting baby's passport
Neil Curran says he was told different things by An Post and Passport Service.
# gimme dat
11 things 90s girls begged their parents to get them on holidays
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you ever rushed to a pool early to bag a sun lounger?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Have you booked a holiday for 2018?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Holliers
The Dáil is going on holidays for Christmas today
Politicians have four weeks off from today.
# no noise please
8 dreamy Irish Airbnb rentals you'll want to hibernate in this winter
Live the secluded life you dream of.
# Holidays
More Americans visiting Ireland but British tourists are keeping away
Tourism Ireland said the decline in sterling has made holidays and short breaks here more expensive for British visitors.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Are you holidaying in Ireland this year?
Give it to us straight. Be honest.
# Holidays
The Ultimate 'July 19th on Father Ted' Quiz
It’s a big day.
# national geographic
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”.
# get it in early
Concern in Passport Office as 66,000 applications outstanding (and the number's growing)
The number of applications outstanding has been consistently on the rise in recent times in the wake of the Brexit vote.
# Tourism
Without a truly iconic tourist attraction, Ireland banks on billion-euro 'encounters with locals'
Airbnb and the like are lining up to sell punters travel ‘experiences’.
# roam like home
New EU roaming allowances: Here's what phone companies will be charging from next week
The new rules will be a huge improvement for customers – but don’t be fooled by the ‘roam like at home’ slogan.
# fake pokemon cards
16 memories anyone who went on a package holiday as a child will have
The silent competition between the Irish kids and the English kids.
# chips for breakfast
18 things that are only acceptable at the airport
It’s a parallel universe.
# lunch crunch
Poll: Do you intend taking your holidays abroad this year?
Your daily bite-sized ballot break.
# lighthouse family
Ever wanted to stay in a lighthouse? Now you can
Five new lighthouse properties are available for people to rent as short-term accommodation.
# sponsored by mini
WIN: A weekend surf adventure for two - and a brand-new MINI Countryman for the drive
We’re giving you a free trip, surf lessons – and the lend of a new MINI Countryman to get there and back.
# Defence Forces
Serving in Lebanon for Christmas: 'I have Love Actually and Home Alone ready to go'
Lieutenant Thomas Quigley will be serving with the Defence Forces over Christmas.
# Xmas holiers
TDs could be getting their Christmas holidays early this year
There could be a row brewing over the Dáil Christmas holidays if Martin decides not to back the new schedule.
# family getaway
The average Irish family spends between €1,000 - €2000 a year on holidays
A survey found Spain and Portugal to be the most popular destinations for families.
# Holiday at Home
Good news for tourism businesses - their 9% VAT rate is safe
The rate came under scrutiny earlier this year but businesses say it has been instrumental to the sector’s recovery.
# Annual Ireland Hotel Survey
Hotel rooms more expensive across the country as wedding market bounces back “in a strong way”
The Crowe Horwath Annual Ireland Hotel Survey for 2015 shows that the average room rate for hotels across Ireland now stands at €92.15.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think school holidays should be shorter?
The back to school countdown is on.
# Summer Holiday
13 indisputable reasons why holidays in Ireland are the height of luxury
Such a wonderful place.
# Trip to the midlands
Center Parcs gets green light for €233m holiday park in Longford
An Bord Pleanála decided to uphold planning permission granted by Longford County Council.
# sponsored by wow air
Hot springs, whale watching and winter sun - just some of the great things to see in Iceland
From the Blue Lagoon right up to the Haukadalur valley.
# Travel
Irish citizens in Turkey told to 'exercise high degree of caution' after coup attempt
The Department of Foreign Affairs said there has been serious disruption to public transport and air travel.