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Sunday 26 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Holidays

All time
# Air Rage
7 ways the airport turns people into monsters
Go in a normal human being. Come out a BEAST.
# so bitter
9 reasons people on holidays should be banned from social media
Just stop it with your happiness.
# sandy sandwiches
11 activities every Irish kid did during the summer
They probably still do these things, in fact.
# luggage struggle
16 thoughts everyone has while packing for summer holidays
Can’t someone else do it for us?
# Summertime
We found a business sector that is doing better now than in the Celtic Tiger
We’re all going on a summer holiday….
# it's going down
8 Google search trends that prove Ireland's glory days are truly over
“Luxury spa weekends in Athlone”.
# ice cream please
This sweet Fáilte Ireland ad will take you right back to your childhood holidays
Melting 99s, playing on the strand and getting sand in your togs.
# I don't care
7 times in your life when you shouldn't care what anyone thinks of you
Because sometimes you just shouldn’t give a hoot.
# We're all going...
Open Thread: What is your dream holiday destination?
You’re already in the American dream.
# hitting the beach
We're all going on a summer holiday...
Insurance expert says improving economy will encourage to Irish people flock abroad this year.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be holidaying in Ireland this year?
Tourists love us, and want to keep coming back – but will you be staying here for your 2014 holidays?
# real world westeros
Campaign launched to lure Game of Thrones fans to Northern Ireland
Tourists are coming.
# look of the irish
9 things every tourist coming to Ireland should know
We’re here to help.
# Sponsored by Aer Lingus
7 reasons Toronto is the next big city you should visit
They have much more than just maple syrup in Canada, you know.
# check it out
You could soon be checking into hotels with just a QR code
The Jurys Inn Hotel Group is to pilot a new system where customers collect their keys from a mobile kiosk.
# Sponsored by Aer Lingus
Here's why your holiday to Croatia will be better than everyone else's
Do you know what the Istrian Riviera has to offer?
# a place in the sun
The 8 stages everyone goes through when booking a holiday
It’s a rollercoaster of emotions. Or maybe a log flume. Damn, now we want to go to Disneyland.
# Help
Samaritans received more than 10,000 calls over Christmas
Monday 30 December was the busiest day, while volunteers took 520 calls on Christmas Day.
# whatday
People on Christmas holidays are really confused about what day it is
Why do they all just mush into one?
# werk it
6 web distractions to pass the time if you're stuck in work
We feel for you, we really do.
# Panic
The 13 emotions of a Christmas Eve shopping panic
It’s Christmas tomorrow and you have NOTHING.
The stages you go through when you're off work for Christmas
It’s an emotional rollercoaster, it really is. What stage are you at?
# peace on earth
The essential 'Christmas at home' survival guide
All this time with your family can be tricky, here are a few tips to make it easier.
# Hysteria
9 signs your office is so ready for the Christmas holidays
It’s like the last day of school all over again!
# Delivery
Forget Christmas, Easter has arrived in Swords
Better start stocking up.
# Grinch
Bus driver banned from wearing his Santa suit while working
BAH humbug.
Column: Heartbreak, misery and cloying sentimentality – the ingredients of any good Christmas song
We spend an entire month gearing ourselves up to the best day of the year with songs that document heartbreak, war, loneliness and The Wombles. Have we all gone mad?
# hippy dippy
Today is the birthday of a real-life woman named Happy Thanksgiving
No really, that is her actual name.
Column: Thanksgiving is the only time of year I really miss America
There’s nowhere else in the world I’d rather be than Ireland… most of the time. But this is the one day of the year that I would give almost anything to be back in my home neighbourhood of East Milton, Boston, writes Larry Donnelly.
# alpha papa christmas
Norwich has Alan Partridge themed Christmas lights this year
‘AHAAAA’ we hear you say.
# carving it up!
22 of your best pumpkin carvings
We asked you to send us in your pumpkin carvings, and boy did you oblige!
Column: Can we just give Halloween a miss this year?
I’m not a complete scrooge (I swear) but bah-humbug to Halloween! I can’t stand the expense, the binge drinking and the ubiquitous “sexy” costumes, writes Kate Bellamy.
# tourism law
Chinese government release 'civilised behaviour abroad' handbook for its citizens
This follows reports in August that the government was growing increasingly embarrassed by the behaviour of their citizens abroad.
# Online Shopping
Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user
Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.
# Tourism
Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2%
The number of overseas trips to Ireland by non-residents increased to 1.893 million trips from April to June of this year.
# Travel
Passenger numbers travelling through Knock airport on the rise
More than 60,000 passengers travelled through the airport last month.
# Knock
German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport
Over 85,000 passengers passed through the airport last month with numbers travelling to popular sun destinations also up.
# work hard play hard
15 per cent of Irish workers don’t take their allotted holiday allowance
A survey finds that Irish workers feeling the strain of holding down a job as well as work pressures is contributing to them not taking their holidays.
# be nice now
China is worried about how their citizens behave when on holidays
The nation’s state-run television CCTV even a ran a series of programs aimed at encouraging good manners and acceptance of foreign customs when abroad.