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Friday 29 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# summer holidays

This year
Refusal of DAA boss to appear before Dáil committee on airport security 'unacceptable'
Members of the committee have said the airport operators cannot put meeting off until the autumn.
Last year
The Dáil has broken for the summer - but recent years have shown 'the little things trip you up'
The Dáil recess kicked in on Thursday, with politicians not due back until 14 September.
Poll: Are you going on a foreign holiday this summer?
Let us know.
Poll: Will you take a summer holiday this year?
What do you reckon?
All time
Scotland's trip to Georgia called off following Covid-19 outbreak
The teams had been due to meet in Tbilisi on 17 July.
Almost a third of Irish adults plan on travelling this summer
It’s estimated over a million Irish adults are planning on travelling this summer, both within Ireland and abroad.
Holidays abroad and indoor pints could be possible in July, says Taoiseach
“We cannot stay disconnected forever. Ireland is a globalised country,” he said.
Poll: Are you planning a holiday abroad this year?
Leo Varadkar has said summer holidays might be off the agenda.
Politicians are off on their six-week summer holidays today
The Dáil is not set to return until mid-September.
Consumer Association of Ireland calls for 'small compensation fund' for holidaymakers who choose not to fly
People who booked flights in July could be left out of pocket if they cancel.
'People won't lose their heads because they're going on holidays': Ryanair defends ramping up summer flights
Ryanair will now operate more than 1,000 flights per day.
'Green list' of countries that Irish people can travel to due by 9 July
Varadkar gave the green light for Phase Three of the lifting of coronavirus restrictions to go ahead from Monday.
Over half a million people have applied for Irish passports so far this year
The Passport Office has been receiving more than 100,000 applications each month.
10 sentences every parent hears on a loop during the summer holidays
“What are we DOING today?”
'It is a worry': Tourism Ireland concerned about the fall-off in tourists visiting Ireland in July
While there has been a 3.8% boost in overall overseas visitors this year, there was a decline in tourist numbers last month.
17 things Irish kids did for fun during those endless summer holidays
Those were the DAYS. And we didn’t even realise it!
17 photos that define every Leaving Cert holiday
What happens on holiday, stays on holiday.
Here's how VERY rich young people are spending their summer holidays
They’re boarding chartered planes, helicopters and yachts – and sharing every step with their Insta fans.
Summer's over: Here's how your favourite Irish rugby stars spent their holidays
Jackson and Henderson went to the woods, Heaslip acted out some Will Smith lyrics and everybody broke their diet plan wide open.
Opinion: Next year there will be no ‘family holiday’ – there will be a ‘staycation’
The only way to have a proper break is to leave the kids at home.
Opinion: Struggling to entertain the kids over the summer holidays?
One of the things I love about the summer holidays is the fact that there are no rules – we are at nobody else’s beck and call.
12 of the best tweets about Luis Suarez' four month ban
‘Four months off work baby!’
13 things that will definitely happen at an Irish barbecue
Come rain or shine, we’re having that barbie.
Landon who? Zlatan brutally smacks down Team USA's World Cup chances
The Swede reluctantly answered questions from TMZ on a street in LA.
16 thoughts everyone has while packing for summer holidays
Can’t someone else do it for us?
Another award for Ireland's Toy Soldier Factory
Yes, Ireland has a toy soldier factory.
Appeal for blood donations as fears World Cup could see supplies dwindle
The Irish Blood Transfusion Service said by the middle of this week blood supply levels will be down to 4 days in most blood groups.
9 memories we all have of the last day of secondary school
'Staycations' on the rise with Dublin, Cork and Galway proving most popular
Sure where else would you be going?
12 things everyone does when they get to a hotel room
We’ve ALL been there. Figuratively.
Flavin: Irish players will be fighting each other to get on the plane to Argentina
The former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker believes Joe Schmidt will tour with a strong squad this summer.
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.
Summer holidays give boost to Aer Lingus passenger figures
Passenger figures at Aer Lingus have increased by almost 3 per cent compared to this time last year.
Column: Here's what a politician does during the summer
The Dáil and Seanad may not be voting but that doesn’t mean TDs and Senators are on holidays. In fact, the summer months are when a lot of important work gets done, writes Anne Ferris TD.
Here are the things that made the summers of your childhood magical
Football, jam sandwiches and sand.
How to completely wreck your summer holidays
Looking forward to a trip away this summer? Know what to avoid like the plague.
Flights return to normal as air traffic controllers in France call off strike
Off on your holidays today? The good news is Aer Lingus and Ryanair are operating their full schedule today, but there could still be some delays.
9 people who had their weekend ruined by sunburn
The skin-burning dark side to those sunny, sunny days.
A child can drown in seconds in as little as an inch of water
Tips to ensure your children stay safe near water this summer.
Good news: number of people visiting Ireland increased this summer
Although, the number of Irish people going overseas in the summer months has fallen by over 5 per cent in the last two years.