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# travel - Monday 13 July, 2020

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'
# Travel
# Travel

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'

Jul 13th 2020, 8:09 PM 40,044 Views 97 Comments

Coveney said people arriving in Ireland will be checked up on.

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'
# Travel
# Travel

Busiest recent flight from Texas to Dublin had 'fewer than 20 passengers on board'

Jul 13th 2020, 4:38 PM 68,623 Views 107 Comments

Only two such flights from Dallas to Dublin have landed since the route resumed service.

# travel - Friday 10 July, 2020

Northern Ireland lifts 14-day quarantine rules for dozens of countries
# Green List
# Green List

Northern Ireland lifts 14-day quarantine rules for dozens of countries

Jul 10th 2020, 9:06 AM 27,601 Views 61 Comments

The British government has published its ‘green list’ of countries that don’t require self-isolation after travelling there.

# travel - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you
# Saturday Serving
# Saturday Serving

Time for fish! Martin Shanahan of Kinsale's Fishy Fishy has a recipe for you

Jul 4th 2020, 7:30 AM 28,612 Views 1 Comment

The award-winning chef is encouraging everyone to stay away from the runways during Covid-19 and instead travel the roads of Ireland to support local tourism.

# travel - Friday 3 July, 2020

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Utterly shambolic': Wales and Scotland hit out at UK government's shifting position on air bridges

Jul 3rd 2020, 1:34 PM 26,614 Views 10 Comments

Wales’ First Minister Mark Drakeford accused the UK government of making an announcement and then trying to “work out” what they meant.

# travel - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel
# Essential Info
# Essential Info

Explainer: This is the current official advice on foreign travel

Jul 2nd 2020, 4:22 PM 41,871 Views 47 Comments

The government is advising people to avoid all unnecessary overseas travel.

# travel - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

'Complacency is our biggest enemy now': People warned about foreign travel as restrictions ease
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Complacency is our biggest enemy now': People warned about foreign travel as restrictions ease

Jul 1st 2020, 12:17 PM 28,859 Views 85 Comments

Liz Canavan said worrying Covid-19 trends have been seen in Ireland and abroad recently.

# travel - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

'Mixed messaging': Call for clarity on whether people should cancel holidays abroad
# International Travel
# International Travel

'Mixed messaging': Call for clarity on whether people should cancel holidays abroad

Updated Jun 30th 2020, 9:15 PM 38,442 Views 73 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said it is important to reopen the economy, “but not at the risk of another wave”.

EU lifts travel restrictions for 'safe' countries, excluding virus-stricken US
# Covid19
# Covid19

EU lifts travel restrictions for 'safe' countries, excluding virus-stricken US

Updated Jun 30th 2020, 5:06 PM 67,221 Views 46 Comments

If the Chinese government agrees to allow EU citizens travel there, the country may be added to the list.

# travel - Monday 29 June, 2020

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland

Jun 29th 2020, 9:33 AM 33,139 Views 48 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.

# travel - Sunday 28 June, 2020

'A grave concern': NPHET's Philip Nolan urges public to reconsider travelling abroad as imported Covid-19 cases rise
# Stay Local Stay Safe
# Stay Local Stay Safe

'A grave concern': NPHET's Philip Nolan urges public to reconsider travelling abroad as imported Covid-19 cases rise

Jun 28th 2020, 3:44 PM 126,476 Views 120 Comments

Earlier this week, Nolan also revealed that 13 cases of the virus have been imported from countries including Bangladesh, India, and Portugal.

# travel - Thursday 18 June, 2020

NPHET voices concern about 'small number of travel-related cases', including from UK and Sweden
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

NPHET voices concern about 'small number of travel-related cases', including from UK and Sweden

Updated Jun 18th 2020, 10:52 PM 83,212 Views 46 Comments

‘Fewer than 10′ such cases have been recorded over the past two weeks.

# travel - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly
# Travel
# Travel

Leading US airlines say passengers who don't wear face coverings may not be allowed to fly

Jun 16th 2020, 8:40 AM 8,366 Views 19 Comments

Airlines said they will be “vigorously” enforcing face covering policies throughout the Covid-19 crisis.

# travel - Monday 15 June, 2020

Countries across Europe continue to open up their borders to foreign travellers
# Wheels Up
# Wheels Up

Countries across Europe continue to open up their borders to foreign travellers

Jun 15th 2020, 10:57 AM 19,654 Views 34 Comments

From today, France, Belgium, and Greece are lifting restrictions for travel within Europe.

# travel - 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 36,791 Views 58 Comments

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

Ireland’s air traffic decline 'among worst in Europe'
# Travel
# Travel

Ireland’s air traffic decline 'among worst in Europe'

Jun 12th 2020, 5:17 PM 22,569 Views 26 Comments

There was a 83% decrease in flights in May this year compared to the same month in 2019.

# travel - Friday 29 May, 2020

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Change to wage subsidy scheme to include those returning from maternity leave

Updated May 29th 2020, 4:00 PM 24,953 Views 23 Comments

The change will also accommodate those returning from a period of paternity or adoptive leave.

# travel - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'

Updated May 27th 2020, 8:20 PM 43,332 Views 115 Comments

Michael O’Leary called for the government to halt the new regulation.

'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April

May 27th 2020, 1:55 PM 15,324 Views 31 Comments

Just 16,100 people arrived in Ireland last month, according to the CSO.

# travel - Friday 22 May, 2020

Most customers whose travel plans were cancelled amid Usit liquidation will be able to claim refunds
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Most customers whose travel plans were cancelled amid Usit liquidation will be able to claim refunds

May 22nd 2020, 9:19 PM 18,418 Views 2 Comments

The company’s online operations have been bought by a previous CEO and shareholder.

# travel - Thursday 14 May, 2020

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'
# Free Movement
# Free Movement

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'

May 14th 2020, 2:13 PM 16,420 Views 23 Comments

According to the infringement decision, the UK has failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens”.

# travel - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

EU looks to save summer holidays but will leave the reopening of borders to each country
# Deserted
# Deserted

EU looks to save summer holidays but will leave the reopening of borders to each country

May 13th 2020, 3:00 PM 29,310 Views 28 Comments

Tourism accounts for 12% of jobs across the EU.

# travel - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis
# Closed Borders
# Closed Borders

'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis

Mar 26th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,091 Views 0 Comments

A number of cancer patients rely on treatment overseas for various different types of cancers.

# travel - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Irish people in Spain who want to come home told to return by Thursday night
# Travel
# Travel

Irish people in Spain who want to come home told to return by Thursday night

Mar 15th 2020, 6:01 PM 64,999 Views 104 Comments

Spanish airports will remain open for a number of days to facilitate the exodus from the country.

# travel - Friday 13 March, 2020

Ryanair and Aer Lingus remove flight change fees for period due to Covid-19
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Ryanair and Aer Lingus remove flight change fees for period due to Covid-19

Mar 13th 2020, 2:07 PM 92,107 Views 27 Comments

Both companies confirmed they will lift the fees from today.

# travel - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan

Mar 4th 2020, 10:05 PM 22,859 Views 14 Comments

The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

# travel - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)?
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)?

Feb 25th 2020, 4:55 PM 101,037 Views 26 Comments

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to certain areas of Italy – these are your options if you have a trip booked.

# travel - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months
# Travel Expenses
# Travel Expenses

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

Jan 8th 2020, 12:05 AM 14,047 Views 36 Comments

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

# travel - Sunday 1 December, 2019

Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April
# NTA
# NTA

Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April

Dec 1st 2019, 7:00 AM 28,988 Views 22 Comments

NTA CEO Anne Graham said that overall fare revenue will increase by “less than 2%”.

# travel - Monday 25 November, 2019

Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs
# Travel
# Travel

Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs

Nov 25th 2019, 11:34 AM 20,616 Views 20 Comments

The room includes relaxing music, mood lighting, bean bags and digital display panels.

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed
# Accessibility
# Accessibility

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Nov 25th 2019, 12:05 AM 22,596 Views 30 Comments

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

# travel - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Poll: What is the best city in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What is the best city in Ireland?

Oct 22nd 2019, 10:14 AM 51,304 Views 88 Comments

Lonely Planet has said tourists should head to Galway, but does that make it the best?

# travel - Tuesday 1 October, 2019

Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home
# Operation Matterhorn
# Operation Matterhorn

Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home

Oct 1st 2019, 12:30 PM 8,980 Views 4 Comments

More than 100 aircraft have been used as part of the UK’s repatriation fleet and some 115,000 people have been flown back to the UK.

# travel - Friday 27 September, 2019

Irish citizens among those who can now get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia for the first time
# Middle Eastern Holiday
# Middle Eastern Holiday

Irish citizens among those who can now get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia for the first time

Sep 27th 2019, 7:24 PM 22,655 Views 50 Comments

Visas for the desert kingdom had until now been restricted to foreign workers or pilgrims to the country’s holy sites.

# travel - Monday 23 September, 2019

Explainer: How did Thomas Cook go under?
# Thomas Cook
# Thomas Cook

Explainer: How did Thomas Cook go under?

Sep 23rd 2019, 3:03 PM 25,887 Views 26 Comments

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said bailing out the company, which employed 22,000 people globally, would set up a “moral hazard”.

# travel - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets
# Pets On The Move
# Pets On The Move

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets

Jun 8th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,569 Views 10 Comments

The three animals are grouped together in EU legislation because those species are susceptible to rabies.

# travel - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Irish Rail services face disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as the company carries out repairs
# Repair Works
# Repair Works

Irish Rail services face disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as the company carries out repairs

May 4th 2019, 9:30 AM 17,895 Views 27 Comments

Passengers have been reminded to check timetables before travelling.

# travel - Friday 3 May, 2019

Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe
# Discover EU
# Discover EU

Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe

May 3rd 2019, 12:24 PM 25,269 Views 35 Comments

The aim of the scheme is to get young people interested in connecting with Europe.

# travel - Sunday 28 April, 2019

These spectacular photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year
# National Geographic
# National Geographic

These spectacular photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year

Apr 28th 2019, 9:30 PM 39,501 Views 17 Comments

The contest carries a $7,500 first prize.

# travel - Friday 12 April, 2019

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished
# Travel
# Travel

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Apr 12th 2019, 3:46 PM 23,251 Views 17 Comments

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.