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#Holidays

# holidays - Saturday 27 November, 2021

Poll: Have you travelled abroad since the start of the pandemic?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you travelled abroad since the start of the pandemic?

Nov 27th 2021, 11:06 AM 85,456 Views 87 Comments

Many travel rules still apply across the world.

# holidays - Friday 30 July, 2021

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November
# Bank Holiday
# Bank Holiday

Calls for three extra bank holidays in February, September and November

Jul 30th 2021, 12:38 PM 54,727 Views 77 Comments

People Before Profit said the government should support their Bill that will see three extra bank holidays established.

# holidays - Thursday 22 July, 2021

Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline
# Going Abroad
# Going Abroad

Varadkar apologises to those who have had a 'bad experience' with the Digital Covid Cert helpline

Updated Jul 22nd 2021, 4:58 PM 26,924 Views 65 Comments

The Tánaiste also said 17,000 certs have been reissued after an “error” with the fada in peoples’ names.

# holidays - Thursday 15 July, 2021

The Explainer: What could your holidays look like for the rest of the year?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What could your holidays look like for the rest of the year?

Jul 15th 2021, 6:00 PM 6,225 Views 0 Comments

We get the latest on the digital covid certificate, and a travel expert tells us what holidaying will be like from the 19 July.

# holidays - Thursday 24 June, 2021

Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July
# Green Cert
# Green Cert

Government expects to 'stick with the plan' of opening up foreign travel on 19 July

Jun 24th 2021, 3:35 PM 24,455 Views 38 Comments

Ireland is to sign up to the EU Green Cert a number of weeks after it is available.

# holidays - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel
# Holidays
# Holidays

'I hope we don't get back to this': Concerns in government that NPHET could push back against return of foreign travel

Jun 22nd 2021, 10:05 PM 37,618 Views 55 Comments

The government has earmarked a return to foreign travel on 19 July.

# holidays - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?
# Holidays
# Holidays

Explainer: What does the EU Covid Cert mean for travel this summer?

Jun 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 32,399 Views 30 Comments

The cert will allow free travel for vaccinated people as well as those who have had a recent negative PCR test.

# holidays - Monday 7 June, 2021

Quiz: How well do you know these Irish holiday destinations?
# Evening Quiz
# Evening Quiz

Quiz: How well do you know these Irish holiday destinations?

Jun 7th 2021, 10:00 PM 63,206 Views 13 Comments

Hotels and other tourist accommodation venues reopened their doors last Wednesday.

Spain welcomes vaccinated tourists after easing of restrictions
# Holidays
# Holidays

Spain welcomes vaccinated tourists after easing of restrictions

Jun 7th 2021, 4:46 PM 45,505 Views 40 Comments

Tourism is a major industry that in 2019 accounted for over 12% of Spain’s GDP.

# holidays - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions
# Summertime
# Summertime

Covid-19: Here's when to expect next week's summer re-opening decisions

May 22nd 2021, 6:30 AM 41,225 Views 35 Comments

Cabinet will meet on Friday this week.

# holidays - Wednesday 19 May, 2021

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you go on a holiday abroad this year?

May 19th 2021, 10:34 AM 56,953 Views 119 Comments

The EU’s ‘digital green cert’ is set to be in place by June.

# holidays - Monday 1 March, 2021

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Nine in ten people would get a Covid-19 vaccine next week if offered, says CSO report

Mar 1st 2021, 11:11 PM 16,909 Views 39 Comments

A total of 1,621 people were surveyed by the CSO as part of the fifth round of surveying for the Social Impact of Covid-19.

# holidays - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Finance Minister 'looking at ways' to keep money saved by people during pandemic in this country
# Rainy Day
# Rainy Day

Finance Minister 'looking at ways' to keep money saved by people during pandemic in this country

Feb 16th 2021, 6:01 PM 45,743 Views 62 Comments

Paschal Donohoe also stressed the vaccine roll-out as ‘biggest driver’ of Ireland’s economy this year and next.

# holidays - Monday 1 February, 2021

Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence
# Foreign Travel
# Foreign Travel

Going to the airport to leave the State without a valid reason is now an offence

Feb 1st 2021, 12:19 PM 150,269 Views 126 Comments

People in breach may be subject to a fine of €500.

# holidays - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Poll: Are you planning a holiday abroad this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you planning a holiday abroad this year?

Jan 26th 2021, 9:38 AM 137,920 Views 132 Comments

Leo Varadkar has said summer holidays might be off the agenda.

# holidays - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021
# Holidays
# Holidays

Taoiseach says government will consider extra bank holiday for 2021

Dec 31st 2020, 7:00 AM 46,113 Views 65 Comments

There have been calls for another bank holiday in a bid to boost tourism next year.

# holidays - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

NPHET yet to give advice on issue of people travelling home from abroad for Christmas
# Travel
# Travel

NPHET yet to give advice on issue of people travelling home from abroad for Christmas

Updated Oct 27th 2020, 6:51 PM 54,292 Views 34 Comments

Irish aviation regulators are calling for mandatory pre-departure testing instead of quarantine restrictions.

# holidays - Sunday 26 July, 2020

104 people have had their Covid unemployment payment stopped due to international travel
# Stopped
# Stopped

104 people have had their Covid unemployment payment stopped due to international travel

Jul 26th 2020, 4:23 PM 197,834 Views 203 Comments

The Department of Social Protection said the payment is not for people going on holidays.

# holidays - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Taoiseach says it's 'impossible' to enforce mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Ireland
# Green List
# Green List

Taoiseach says it's 'impossible' to enforce mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Ireland

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 1:45 PM 71,947 Views 162 Comments

He said people travelling from outside the green list countries should restrict their movements.

# holidays - Monday 20 July, 2020

'Garbled messaging' around travel 'green list' to be discussed by Cabinet
# Holidays
# Holidays

'Garbled messaging' around travel 'green list' to be discussed by Cabinet

Jul 20th 2020, 1:58 PM 29,458 Views 37 Comments

Some ministers do not want to undermine the notion of Ireland as an open economy.

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism
# Covid19
# Covid19

Stormont health committee member cancels holiday in Italy following criticism

Updated Jul 20th 2020, 12:18 PM 33,258 Views 46 Comments

Paula Bradshaw is going to a resort in Italy with her family next week.

# holidays - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature
# Travel Advice
# Travel Advice

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature

Jul 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 64,270 Views 62 Comments

The US has already been ruled out, so what countries might make the cut?

# holidays - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%
# Staycation
# Staycation

Irish hotel room bookings are at about 25% - last year they were at 90%

Jul 9th 2020, 11:01 AM 24,661 Views 75 Comments

The Irish Hotels Federation says action needs to be taken.

# holidays - Monday 6 July, 2020

Overseas travel restrictions to remain in place until 20 July
# Holidays
# Holidays

Overseas travel restrictions to remain in place until 20 July

Jul 6th 2020, 5:13 PM 51,243 Views 122 Comments

Cabinet met in Dublin Castle today.

# holidays - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments
# Pricey Trip
# Pricey Trip

Going overseas against travel advice will cost claimants Jobseekers or PUP payments

Jul 4th 2020, 6:00 PM 138,270 Views 201 Comments

Claimants would not be able to claim for the duration of their holiday and two weeks afterwards.

Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July
# Air Bridges
# Air Bridges

Quarantine to remain as ministers put travel 'green list' on hold beyond 9 July

Updated Jul 4th 2020, 10:50 AM 134,873 Views 137 Comments

The ‘green list’ is expected to be published on 20 July.

# holidays - Thursday 25 June, 2020

Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work?
# Holliers
# Holliers

Explainer: What's the current advice about taking holidays abroad and how would 'air bridges' work?

Jun 25th 2020, 3:00 PM 28,814 Views 32 Comments

Ireland is looking at creating travel corridors with other countries in Europe with similarly low levels of Covid-19, but there’s no certainty as of yet.

# holidays - Friday 19 June, 2020

Government guarantees credit notes issued by licensed Irish travel agents and tour operators
# Package Holidays
# Package Holidays

Government guarantees credit notes issued by licensed Irish travel agents and tour operators

Jun 19th 2020, 3:58 PM 12,162 Views 21 Comments

The Irish Travel Agents Association said the industry has seen a drop of 98% in business over the past three months.

# holidays - Friday 12 June, 2020

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach
# Holidays
# Holidays

Ireland's 'air bridges': Real risks virus could be re-imported from Britain, warns Taoiseach

Jun 12th 2020, 5:34 PM 36,805 Views 58 Comments

15 June is too soon to open Ireland’s border, says Leo Varadkar.

# holidays - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland
# Tourism
# Tourism

'It's not necessary anymore': Aer Lingus wants rid of the two-week quarantine for people flying into Ireland

Jun 4th 2020, 7:49 PM 38,883 Views 56 Comments

The Irish airline has echoed calls made by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary.

# holidays - Saturday 2 May, 2020

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris
# Holidays
# Holidays

'It's not looking good': Foreign travel looking 'highly unlikely' this year, says Harris

May 2nd 2020, 3:45 PM 229,982 Views 149 Comments

Government is to consider making it mandatory to self-isolate if you arrive in Ireland from abroad.

# holidays - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer
# Column
# Column

Column: Top tips for parents to avoid a holiday from hell this summer

Jun 2nd 2019, 8:30 PM 25,714 Views 8 Comments

They may be the apple of your eye but a break from the little darlings might just be the best part of your holiday, writes Shane Dunphy.

# holidays - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

Bye-bye guide books, hello virtual tours: The future of going on your holliers

May 16th 2019, 11:31 AM 7,100 Views 0 Comments

Sarah Harford on the technological shifts that are changing our experience of going away.

# holidays - Friday 5 April, 2019

Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home
# Holidays
# Holidays

Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home

Apr 5th 2019, 6:02 PM 48,302 Views 40 Comments

The companysaid that its original handling of this incident did not meet its own standards.

# holidays - Friday 28 December, 2018

This is what it was like spending Christmas alone in a beachside hut in Cambodia
# Christmas For One
From The Daily Edge
# Christmas For One

This is what it was like spending Christmas alone in a beachside hut in Cambodia

Dec 28th 2018, 8:00 AM 4,300 Views 2 Comments

There’s not a huge amount of tinsel, let’s just put it that way.

# holidays - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

What Percent Grinch Are You?
# Bah Humbug
From The Daily Edge
# Bah Humbug

What Percent Grinch Are You?

Nov 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 6,470 Views 2 Comments

We can tell you.

# holidays - Saturday 29 September, 2018

No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK
# Pet Passports
# Pet Passports

No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK

Sep 29th 2018, 9:00 AM 10,384 Views 30 Comments

This could even impact travel to and from Northern Ireland with pets in the event of a hard-border.

# holidays - Friday 14 September, 2018

Holidaymakers left out-of-pocket as travel company closes
# Liquidation
# Liquidation

Holidaymakers left out-of-pocket as travel company closes

Sep 14th 2018, 10:45 PM 70,946 Views 44 Comments

Many people have found their holidays and accomodation have been cancelled.

# holidays - Saturday 4 August, 2018

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep
# Tourism
# Tourism

VAT hike for large hotels likely as minister says overcharging for rooms is ruining Ireland's rep

Aug 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 24,145 Views 64 Comments

Ross said big-profit hotels operating in Ireland are damaging the country’s tourism reputation.

# holidays - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Poll: Would you travel abroad on your own?
# Summer
From The Daily Edge
# Summer

Poll: Would you travel abroad on your own?

Jul 29th 2018, 9:24 AM 5,700 Views 9 Comments

It’s definitely not for everyone.

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