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# travel - Friday 28 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie €10 million Dublin train station opens – three years after being built Grand Opening

€10 million Dublin train station opens – three years after being built

A delay in building an access road left Hansfield station idle for three years.

From TheJournal.ie Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday Roaming

Good news, holidaymakers: Roaming costs will fall from Monday

The European Commission’s lowering the maximum price you can be charged to use your phone in another EU state.

# travel - Saturday 15 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: The truth is, I don’t like holidays all that much Opinion

Column: The truth is, I don’t like holidays all that much

Maybe it’s not normal for adults to feel homesick, but taking off and seeing my rainy but beautiful country reduced to a speck in the distance that always fills me with a deep sense of melancholy and loneliness, writes Ann-Marie Scully.

# travel - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie McGuinness: ‘What was accepted back then is not acceptable now… I accept that’ Wags

McGuinness: ‘What was accepted back then is not acceptable now… I accept that’

The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee has been answering questions on the ongoing controversy surrounding his views on whether the State should cover the cost of spouses travelling with ministers.

# travel - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From Business ETC Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled over ‘single sky’ strike Travel

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled over ‘single sky’ strike

Have you holidays booked over the next three days? Read on.

From TheJournal.ie Howlin: Paying travel costs for spouses ‘not the pattern’ of this government Wags

Howlin: Paying travel costs for spouses ‘not the pattern’ of this government

The minister’s comments come after a suggestion by the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that a case could be made for the State to foot the bill.

# travel - Monday 10 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the State cover travel costs of ministers’ spouses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the State cover travel costs of ministers’ spouses?

Public Accounts Committee chairman John McGuinness says a case could be made for the taxpayer footing the bill. Do you agree?

# travel - Friday 7 June, 2013

From Business ETC Concerns about short notice given to Irish Rail customers over backcharges Tech Fault

Concerns about short notice given to Irish Rail customers over backcharges

Did you think you had taken that train for free?

# travel - Sunday 2 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie This is everything* you need to know about bringing your pet on holidays Pet Vacation

This is everything* you need to know about bringing your pet on holidays

Well, all of the most important things anyway…

# travel - Thursday 30 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year Roaming

Roaming charges in the EU could be a thing of the past within a year

The European Commissioner for Digital Agenda today also called for the parliament to take real action on cybercrime.

# travel - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

16 things you’ll remember from your J1 experience

It’s that time of year again.

# travel - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Suspended Bus Éireann strike has already cost company €500,000 Bus Eireann

Suspended Bus Éireann strike has already cost company €500,000

A 48-hour break in industrial action is currently underway, following a decision made last night after intervention from the Labour Relations Commission.

# travel - Friday 10 May, 2013

15 annoying things emigrants say

‘Would you not think about moving over?’

# travel - Monday 29 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 7.4pc more overseas tourists in first three months of The Gathering The Gathering

7.4pc more overseas tourists in first three months of The Gathering

CSO figures confirm a significant bump in tourist numbers from abroad in the first quarter of 2013.

# travel - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

From Business ETC Aer Lingus to let passengers check in bags evening before flight Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus to let passengers check in bags evening before flight

The airline has launched its evening check-in service, giving passengers the option to check-in their baggage at the airport the evening before their scheduled flight.

# travel - Monday 15 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut – I can’t take any more Opinion

Column: I cried when I heard about the mobility allowance cut – I can’t take any more

The mobility grant gave me and my husband the chance to lead independent lives, with dignity, writes Miriam Murphy, who says this government are chipping away at the help for people with disabilities.

# travel - Friday 12 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Iarnród Éireann offers free trips to community groups and charities Free Travel

Iarnród Éireann offers free trips to community groups and charities

The company will provide up to 100 groups with a free group travel return journey for up to 50 people over the course of the year.

# travel - Tuesday 9 April, 2013

From Business ETC 53% drop in rate of mishandled luggage in last six years Lost Luggage

53% drop in rate of mishandled luggage in last six years

However the total number of mishandled bags was 26.04 million, up from 25.8 million in 2011.

# travel - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From Business ETC Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 4 per cent in first quarter of 2013 Air Travel

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 4 per cent in first quarter of 2013

Just under 1.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month according to figures published by DAA.

# travel - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From Business ETC Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante Air Travel

Ryanair launches new Shannon route to Alicante

The Shannon to Alicante service has not operated since 2010.

# travel - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it worthwhile for Ministers to travel abroad on Patrick’s Day?

Ministers will be travelling to America, Australia, Saudi Arabia and India – amongst others – for Patrick’s Day. Good way to promote Ireland? Or is it just a junket?

# travel - Monday 11 March, 2013

Around the world in 36 hours for the Trinity Jailbreak Where In The World

Around the world in 36 hours for the Trinity Jailbreak

Students travel to Argentina, Dubai and … Carlow all in the name of charity.

# travel - Thursday 7 March, 2013

From Business ETC Ireland one of the top 20 most competitive holiday spots in world We're Back

Ireland one of the top 20 most competitive holiday spots in world

We fell out of the top 20 in the World Tourism and Travel Competitiveness Index two years ago – now we’re back at no. 19.

# travel - Monday 4 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road Driving

60 per cent of people struggling to keep their car on the road

Several people in a new survey said their financial situation had become so tight that they had to leave their car off the road for weeks or even months.

# travel - Sunday 3 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed Costa Concordia This post contains images

Here’s how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed

Workers have to undergo a four-day mountain climbing course before starting the job to equip themselves for the dangerous conditions.

# travel - Sunday 24 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 10 best beaches in the world according to Tripadvisor users Time Out This post contains images
From TheJournal.ie This gadget prevents plane seat in front of you from reclining… Upright Position This post contains a poll

# travel - Saturday 16 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit Hidden Ireland

5 off-the-beaten track places in Ireland you really should visit

There is no entry fee to any of these sites – so what are you waiting for?

# travel - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

From Business ETC Aer Arann announces new routes, 16% rise in passenger numbers Aer Arann

Aer Arann announces new routes, 16% rise in passenger numbers

The airline said it has completed a successful restructuring programme which signals a “new beginning” for the company.

# travel - Monday 4 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tourism Ireland aims to get more Russians to visit here To Russia With Love

Tourism Ireland aims to get more Russians to visit here

Trade mission lands in Moscow and St Petersburg to raise awareness of island’s attractions to the 24 million Russians who travel abroad annually.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised Opinion

Column: The Gathering should be encouraged, not belittled and criticised

This initiative is taking tourism away from the bureaucrats and returning it to the people on the ground, writes John Verling.

# travel - Thursday 31 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Kids travel free on the Luas for next three months Kids Go Free

Kids travel free on the Luas for next three months

Two children can travel free with each adult who has a valid Luas adult ticket during February, March and April.

# travel - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie World tourist numbers surpass one billion in 2012: UN Tourism

World tourist numbers surpass one billion in 2012: UN

The Asia-Pacific region recorded the biggest increase in foreign visitors last year.

# travel - Monday 28 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Trips to Ireland up 5 per cent in last quarter of 2012 Tourism

Trips to Ireland up 5 per cent in last quarter of 2012

Trips by residents coming from North America increased by 14.2 per cent to 201,300 while visits from Britain fell.

# travel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

From Business ETC ‘Hybrid wing’ plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane Pretty Fly

‘Hybrid wing’ plane uses half the fuel of a standard aeroplane

It could improve commercial aircraft efficiency within a decade.

# travel - Friday 25 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sri Lanka to ban women from working as maids abroad Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka to ban women from working as maids abroad

The move follows the beheading of a 17-year-old Sri Lankan nanny in Saudi Arabia.

# travel - Thursday 24 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport Lifesavers

19 lives saved since introduction of defibrillators at Dublin Airport

One 85-year-old man and his family return to thank crew for saving his life after a cardiac arrest last September.

# travel - Monday 21 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# travel - Friday 18 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy Ryanair

UPDATE: Aviation source criticises Ryanair’s baggage policy

The airline said its one bag rule was necessary for safety reasons but has now confirmed that passengers in some airports are allowed a second bag.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the EU introduce common rules for airlines on hand luggage?

Yesterday MEPs called for regulation of hand luggage charges to protect consumers from being exploited by airlines. Do you think the EU should introduce common rules?