Albufeira

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 Dermot and his fiancee were just two days into their holiday at the Portuguese resort of Albufeira when they were confronted by a gang in the resort town. File photograph: Getty Images

An Irish couple’s holiday in Portugal to celebrate their engagement turned into a nightmare this week after they were robbed twice – once at gunpoint (...)

Carvoeiro beach, Algarve, Portugal.

Family sun holidays in June Algarve Clube Praia da Ora from €425pps, Salou Cye Holiday Centre €442, Cosa de Almeria June 5th hotel Indalo €363pps. St(...)

Live like a Parisian and spend a week in  the French capital, staying near the Gare de Nord.

Spend a week in Paris for €197 Live like a Parisian and spend a week in a traditional part of the French capital, staying near the Gare de Nord. A wee(...)

Rocky Coast of Algarve,  Portugal

Visit the Algarve for €99 Get a three day holiday in the Algarve for €99 from December 3rd to 6th with Ryanair. Staying in the Monica Isabel Beach Ho(...)

Escape the autumn blues with blues of another kind at the St James Club, Morgan Bay St. Lucia

Counting colours in the Caribbean - €400 discount per person Take yourself away on a blissful autumn break in the Caribbean with a tidy saving to boot(...)

Irish man Daryl Dargan was found by friends at the popular resort of Albufeira where he had been staying. Photograph: Getty Images.

The family of a Co Laois man who died in Portugal while on a stag party are appealing for donations to bring his body home. Daryl Dargan (30) was fou(...)

 Irish man was found by friends at the popular resort of Albufeira where he had been staying. Photograph: Getty Images

Police in Portugal are investigating the death of an Irish man whose body was found at a holiday resort in the Algarve region on Monday morning. The (...)

Portugal's sunny Algarve

The leather of the car seats is already burning as we climb into the vehicle to continue our tour around the Vilamoura resort in Portugal’s sunny Alg(...)

The largest number of accommodation-related complaints – 30 per cent – are from customers who say that the property has the wrong star classification. Photograph: iStockphoto

I saw the hotel room, and suddenly I became a complainer. I couldn’t call the front desk to complain about the broken door, because there was no phon(...)

Some locals advised that during peak months the narrow streets can feel a bit claustrophobic and hectic. Those planning with young children might prefer to travel either side of this time frame

There are various types of holidays out there. Adventures into the unknown involving dirt roads and strange cuisine; sorties to discover wonders of na(...)