The beach in Paris along the Seine between the Pont Neuf and Pont du Sully

Parisian summer and Rodin returns Paris has gone summer crazy with a 3.5km beach – above – along the Seine (between the Pont Neuf and Pont du S(...)

Paul Hackett: ‘Banking in Ireland is dead from what I can see, especially for SMEs.’

Dublin-based travel company ClickandGo was set up five years ago to take the hassle out of booking an online holiday. It now employs 25 people. What (...)

Towns such as Fuengirola, along the Costa del Sol have family friendly hotels and beaches

I’m going to Israel to attend a conference in mid-April and will have three or four free days. I would like to spend some time in Galilee. Ideally (...)

Venice Rowback Authorities in Venice have overturned a ban on large cruise ships sailing into St Mark’s basin, introduced in August 2014 to pro(...)

Zamora, Spain

We are a family of four with two boys that like adventure. Could you recommend an area in Spain away from the usual tourist charade, rich in culture/m(...)

A cruise ship is the one place where you will not find a cat

My wife has a cat phobia and cannot be in the same area where there is a cat or cats. This very much restricts where we can go on holidays. Around (...)

The Continental Christmas Market in Galway, running from November 21st to December 22nd

What: Continental Christmas Market Where: Galway When: November 21st – December 22nd It’s only been going five years and yet it is Irel(...)

Get away at home If you want a little pre-Christmas detox, the Cliff House Hotel ( in Ardmore, Co Waterford is runnin(...)

 The city of Jyväskylä, which  is in central Finland, some 270km from the capital, Helsinki.

Our daughter goes to the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, for one semester in January 2015. Is there a direct flight from Dublin to Jyväskylä, or (...)

The Metropolitan Opera House in New York
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Can you help friends of mine who wish to visit the New York Metropolitan Opera this year? They are looki(...)