The smart saver’s European city guide Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and more than 1,200 bridges. Photograph: iStock

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Former Rose of Tralee to run for Fine Gael in Europe The 2014 Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh, will run alongside Fine Gael’s  Mairead McGuinness in the Midlands/North West constituency. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Maria Walsh is a self-employed media and event consultant and LGBT rights activist