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 I w(...)

Israeli soldiers mourn during the  funeral of a colleague killed in a clash on the Lebanese border at Mount Hertzel cemetery in Jerusalem. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA.

Israel and Hizbullah have signalled that a rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border is over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed(...)

The people have been arrested in Lanzarote in connection with an investigation into a smuggling and money laundering ring. Photograph: Getty

Spanish police have arrested two former IRA members who they believe were leading a smuggling and money laundering ring.The pair were arrested in Lanz(...)

Ten great golfing breaks

Costa del Sol  With about 300 days of sunshine a year, the Costa del Sol’s enduring popularity amongst golfers is a combination of cl(...)

Aisling Jones: arranging car hire in advance kept transport costs to about €30 a person for the week, including petrol. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish holidaymakers spend about €1,000 on their summer holiday overseas. While that figure includes the cost of getting to a destination and stayin(...)

Ireland, Navan: €500,000 Sherry FitzGerald

Sherry FitzGerald Lannon is seeking €500,000 for a five-bedroom bungalow with land in Brownstown, Navan. We find similarly-priced properties around th(...)

Co Cork, Ireland:  €300,000, Killian Lynch Auctioneers

Killian Lynch Auctioneers is seeking €300,000 for this four-bedroom bungalow in Co Cork. We find similar properties in Turkey, Italy, Spain and Franc(...)

The 2009 The Girls of Ryanair Calendar. Michael O’Leary says new Ryanair “family friendly” love does not involve inviting paying customers to ogle scantily clad staff for charity. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Ryanair calendar’s dead and gone. Unlike O’Leary, it’s in the grave. “Ryanair’s ‘Offensive and Sexist’ Bikini Girl Cabin Crew Calendar Scrapped” s(...)

Ryanair has called time on its calendar of cabin crew in bikinis.The low-fare airline’s chief executive Michael O’Leary told Today FM that the calend(...)

Donald and Jane Maxwell at their Cabinteely home with their grandchildren (front, from left) Charlie Hilliard, Clara Maxwell, Lucy Hilliard, Alison Plunkett and Lisa Maxwell; (back row, from left) Tanya Plunkett, David Maxwell, Daniel Plunkett and Ben Hilliard. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It took a long trek from Dublin, and many rounds of “I Spy”, to visit my only granny, who lived in Norfolk. But anticipation of the pleasure of being (...)