Any ideas on a self-catering dog-friendly holiday home that would suit 11 people and one dog in any location from Cork northwards to Galway/Dublin?(...)

La Plagne, France: Even though it was  French mid-term, there  was plenty of room to  avoid daredevil kids and sullen teenagers
Olympic luge in La Plagne

It’s the last day of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. I’m at the Olympic sliding centre, part of an Irish team preparing to hurtle down the ice at around(...)

Tourists gather on Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna Himal, in   Annapurna,  Nepal. Photograph: Getty Images
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My wife and I are planning a 10-day trekking holiday in Nepal next year, probably May. We are looking at two options: booking the holiday online via a(...)

For several years me, my husband and our two boys ( eight and 10) have stayed at an all-inclusive hotel in Ireland but the boys are now past th(...)