Crystal Ski has defended how it looked after Irish holidaymakers who were stranded in a small airport in the Alps for almost two days. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/ Getty Images

The managing director of Crystal Ski in Ireland, Ray Scully, has defended how the company looked after Irish holidaymakers who were stranded in a smal(...)

A glass jug is produced at the Waterford Crystal factory that opened in 2010. Photograph: David Sleator 1:05

Next month, Taoiseach Enda Kenny is likely to hand president Barack Obama shamrock in an Irish crystal bowl at a ceremony in the White House, a(...)