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#Travel

# travel - Sunday 8 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Probe launched into allegations of fraudulent garda payment claims Investigation

Probe launched into allegations of fraudulent garda payment claims

Gardaí said a chief superintendent has been appointed to investigate the claims.

# travel - Thursday 5 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sex offender prevented from travelling under Northern Ireland’s first ever Foreign Travel Order Child Protection

Sex offender prevented from travelling under Northern Ireland’s first ever Foreign Travel Order

The order prevents the offender from travelling to any worldwide country besides Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November Aviation

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down 5 per cent in November

The company had signalled the drop in passengers last month, with long haul passenger numbers dropping 6.9 per cent.

# travel - Saturday 30 November, 2013

From Business ETC The world’s longest commercial flight has been cancelled

The world’s longest commercial flight has been cancelled

Stopover in sight for those who once could hop on the 10,000-mile flight from Newark in New York to Changi in Singapore.

# travel - Thursday 28 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sun-grazing comet likely to have broken up Comet Ison

Sun-grazing comet likely to have broken up

Comet ISON was apparently no match for the sun.

Irish mammies are getting their own TV show (sort of)

Well, just one Irish mammy.

# travel - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight Bird Strike

This is the damage a bird can do hitting a 747 mid-flight

A collision at speed can wreak more havoc than one would suspect.

# travel - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

From Business ETC Just five clicks to book a Ryanair flight as part of website changes Ryanair Website

Just five clicks to book a Ryanair flight as part of website changes

The airline today also removed its much maligned Recaptcha security feature.

# travel - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

From Business ETC Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O’Leary to negotiate single contract Ryanair

Ryanair Pilot Group calls on O’Leary to negotiate single contract

The group wants O’Leary to negotiate a single contract that applies to all pilots flying for the airline.

# travel - Monday 28 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK Grounded

Aer Lingus cancels flights as storm batters UK

Storm St Jude is continuing to hit England and Wales, affecting travel plans for many.

# travel - Friday 25 October, 2013

From Business ETC This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008 Summer Sun

This year was the best summer for tourist numbers since 2008

There were 2.2 million overseas trips to Ireland in the period from July to September, a 7.8 per cent increase on 2012.

# travel - Monday 21 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Chinese government release ‘civilised behaviour abroad’ handbook for its citizens 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.

# travel - Friday 18 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health Nobel Prize

Alice Munro declines Nobel awards invite due to poor health

The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature is due to pick up a prize of US $1.2 million.

# travel - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Meet South Korea’s new ‘Gangnam Style’ tourist police Hey Sexy Lady

Meet South Korea’s new ‘Gangnam Style’ tourist police

The new force was “formed to protect tourists from being ripped off during their stay in Seoul”.

From Business ETC Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user Online Shopping

Irish people shop online less than average EU internet user

Most internet shoppers in Ireland are buying travel and holiday accommodation.

# travel - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tourists travelling to Ireland up 4.2% 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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Emigration is not all a sob story – it also has major benefits Opinion

Column: Emigration is not all a sob story – it also has major benefits

While emigration can be sad, living abroad also exposes a person to new cultural challenges that can benefit them both as a person and as an employee, writes Amy Bracken.

# travel - Monday 14 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Urgent discussions’ between drivers and Irish Rail over DART disruption Dispute

‘Urgent discussions’ between drivers and Irish Rail over DART disruption

Irish Rail has said that additional peak capacity will be restored on its services this evening.

# travel - Sunday 13 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Department of Foreign Affairs operates 25 embassy Twitter accounts Twitter

Department of Foreign Affairs operates 25 embassy Twitter accounts

The department also has two embassy Facebook accounts – for Sydney and New Dehli.

# travel - Thursday 10 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad? Sponsored By VSO

Have you got what it takes to volunteer abroad?

You could surprise yourself – and make a real difference.

From TheJournal.ie CPI: Price of alcohol, tobacco and education up, cost of clothes down Inflation

CPI: Price of alcohol, tobacco and education up, cost of clothes down

Consumer prices were 0.2 per cent in year to September.

# travel - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: A dream database, millions of faces and shooting Walter White Week In Web

Weird Wide Web: A dream database, millions of faces and shooting Walter White

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# travel - Friday 4 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Passenger numbers travelling through Knock airport on the rise Travel

Passenger numbers travelling through Knock airport on the rise

More than 60,000 passengers travelled through the airport last month.

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers down in September Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus passenger numbers down in September

There was growth in some areas with a surge in the number of long-haul passengers.

# travel - Thursday 3 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do Not So Smart

Airline passengers want to use smartphones, but only five per cent do

Nearly four-fifths of passengers cite concerns over usability for not using smartphones to book or check in, but most want to.

# travel - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

9 intensely irritating rules you’re forced to follow when travelling by plane

What used to be exciting and glamorous is now… well… not.

# travel - Monday 30 September, 2013

7 things we’d like to see on the new passports

Some alternative suggestions for the new design.

From TheJournal.ie Less than a quarter of those who travelled to exotic countries got vaccinated Infectious Disease

Less than a quarter of those who travelled to exotic countries got vaccinated

Despite one in eight Irish people knowing someone who caught an infectious disease abroad, only 23 per cent get vaccinated.

From Business ETC TripAdvisor is coming to Dublin with 50 new jobs Jobswatch

TripAdvisor is coming to Dublin with 50 new jobs

The new positions are in web engineering and the company has already started accepting applications.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: This is the new-look Irish passport Passports

PICS: This is the new-look Irish passport

All passports issued from 3 October will have this new design.

# travel - Monday 16 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fire on Luas Red Line disrupts services from Red Cow Luas

Fire on Luas Red Line disrupts services from Red Cow

No tram service is operating from the Red Cow to Tallaght and Saggart after a fire on the line in the early hours of this morning.

# travel - Saturday 14 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Meet the wildlife cameraman with the world’s coolest job Dream Job

Meet the wildlife cameraman with the world’s coolest job

Dough Allan has worked on shows such as Planet Earth, Blue Planet, and the Human Planet.

# travel - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Plans to reduce services in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann contracts Transport

Plans to reduce services in Dublin Bus and Bus Éireann contracts

The NTA said that under new proposals it would open the tendering process to provide removed services through separate contracts.

# travel - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Hotel prices rose in the first six months of the year Tourism

Hotel prices rose in the first six months of the year

Dublin is the third most expensive place to book a room for the night, but where is first?

# travel - Monday 9 September, 2013

From Business ETC German tourists boost passenger numbers at Knock Airport 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.

# travel - Thursday 5 September, 2013

From The Score From Toronto to Croke Park…all in support of the Clare hurlers Banner

From Toronto to Croke Park…all in support of the Clare hurlers

This is how you prove you love your county.

From The Score From Burma to Croke Park…all in support of the Cork hurlers Rebels

From Burma to Croke Park…all in support of the Cork hurlers

This is how to prove you love your county.

From Business ETC Aer Lingus passenger numbers increase by 0.9 per cent Airline

Aer Lingus passenger numbers increase by 0.9 per cent

The company did say, however, that good weather in July affected its forward booking profile.

# travel - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Just one air traffic controller to work night shift at Cork Airport from January Cork Airport

Just one air traffic controller to work night shift at Cork Airport from January

The Irish Aviation Authority said that reduced flight numbers and charges as well as cuts in revenue per flight have made current service levels “unsustainable”.