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Ballyfin, Co Laois: privacy, security and Irish hospitality. Photograph: Ballyfin

The hotel industry has welcomed the strong showing of Irish hotels in Condé Nast’s annual best hotels in the world, including Ballyfin in Co Laois whi(...)

SAS: the airline  began flying in and out of Dublin Airport in April 1966. Since then, it has carried more than 4.5 million travellers on its three routes.

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is stepping up its services from Dublin Airport next year by adding extra flights to its three routes to and from the Iris(...)

There are sunny places within a one-hop flight from Ireland, such as the Canaries. Photograph: iStock

The combination of the darkness and damp of our long winters makes us want to escape to the sun if just for a few days to feel the heat. The luxury of(...)

Chrissie McDonnell, captain of the Abu Dhabi Na Fianna ladies football team: ‘The competition at training between As and Bs is crazy, there are girls who have been here for years battling now against more girls coming in each year.’

County captains from Ireland have joined up with GAA clubs in the Middle East at the start of another exciting season in the Gulf. This year’s Galway(...)

In a word . . . Mayo

Most people think of Mayonnaise as a thick, creamy dressing made of oil, egg yolk, and either vinegar or lemon juice. It is not. Mayonnaise is a dise(...)

 Melbourne Rose Meghan Griffin (left) and Kerry Rose Danielle O’Sullivan (right) congratulate Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan after she got her Leaving Cert results last week. Photograph:  Domnick Walsh

The youngest contestant in this year’s Rose of Tralee final will be the first on stage this year. Offaly Rose Emma Kirwan (18) is one of 32 who mad(...)

 Chief executive Marc Murphy founded Fenergo in 2009  as a spin-off from John Purdy’s IT outsourcing business Ergo

Irish technology firm Fenergo, which last year secured a $75 million (€67 million) investment led by US equity firm Insight Venture Partners, slipped (...)

Princess Khumalo: with daughter Ivana at the beach near Mosney refugee centre, where they share a small house. Photograph: Alan Betson

Princess Khumalo stood in the queue for passport control at Dublin Airport, trying to figure out how to explain her dilemma to the Irish authorities.(...)

Solar Impulse 2 pilot André Borschberg; Frank Duggan, of ABB; Conor Lennon, global manager for special projects, ABB; Eoin Caldwell, service engineer, ABB Ireland; and pilot Bertrand Piccard at Al Bateen Executive Airport, Abu Dhabi.

A sizable Irish contingent greeted the Solar Impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi after it made history early on Tuesday by completing the first around-the-world fl(...)

A handout picture made available by Solar Impulse shows Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) piloted by Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard prior to its landing in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 26th July 2016, to finish the first around the world flight without the use of fuel. Photograph: Jean Revillard/EPA/ SI2

The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy has made history, landing in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on (...)

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