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Irish rugby fans in Yokohama in November: Club Travel sales this year were boosted by the Rugby World Cup, which was held in Japan.  File photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Ireland’s largest independently-owned travel company, Club Travel, has bought one of its main rivals. Dublin-based Atlas Travel is ranked third in t(...)

Denise Rowley’s wrist  was put in a temporary cast after her fall and then in a permanent one when she got home from Gran Canaria. She missed six weeks work at the time when she was training to be a dental nurse. File image: iStock.

A €26,000 award to a woman who broke her wrist when she fell on a ramp while leaving an apartment building while on holiday has been increased to more(...)

Gillian Bowler, who died in December, left a will valued at almost €4 million

Gillian Bowler, the founder of Budget Travel who died last December, left almost €4 million in her will. Her estate was valued at €3.92 million, prob(...)

Gillian Bowler:  ‘While personally charismatic, she was also viewed as a tough negotiator, well able to fight her corner in business.’ Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Businesswoman Gillian Bowler has died, aged 64. A pioneering and highly successful figure in the Irish travel trade through her company Budget Travel,(...)