Gordon Ramsay’s newest addition to the dining landscape Heddon Street Kitchen opened on November 8th in Mayfair

New London openings London’s dining scene is welcoming a slew of new openings this winter. US TV chef Judy Joo opens her first European venture(...)

Great Kremlin Palace and Bol Kamenny Bridge, Moscow

My husband has a significant birthday this year and I would like to treat him to five days in Moscow. Can you advise me when is the best time of ye(...)

Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa: according to  hotels.com, charges there rose by 5 per cent in the first half of 2013

The property developer Jerry O’Reilly has sold the Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa in Killarney, Co Kerry, to a fund controlled by the rapidly expanding(...)

My husband’s grandfather was killed at Gallipoli and his name is inscribed on the Helles Memorial there. We would love to visit this monument next Jun(...)

Irish Hotels Federation president Stephen McNally said fewer than one in 10 room nights booked in Ireland is sold through Hotels.com. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On Monday an unseemly spat broke out in the hotel sector about, of all things, the strength of the recovery in the industry.It followed the publicatio(...)

In Dublin, the index suggests, prices over the first six months jumped 15 per cent to €107

The accommodation website Hotels. com, one of the biggest resellers in the Irish market, said prices of rooms booked via its site rose 10 per cent (...)

 The Christmas tree lighting ceremony during the traditional Christmas market at the medieval Old Town Square in Prague
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We have twin grandchildren who are obsessed with Sylvanian Families and would like to visit the shop in Highbury, London. We would like to stay in Lon(...)

Our reader’s Eircom eFibre service was cancelled after he tried to get his landline and eFibre bills bundled into one

Untangling reasons Eircom cancelled eFibre service A reader contacted us “in desperation” after failing to get his eFibre service “uncancelled”(...)

A golden autumn in New England: the region covers six states, most of the north east of the US, and is bordered by New York, New Brunswick and Quebec
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We would like to visit New England in late October early November. We have 10-14 days so any suggestions on where to start and finish the trip, (...)

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We, like a lot of Irish people, are affected by emigration. Our children are in New Zealand, the UK and Germany. We would all love to meet up somewher(...)