Wish you were here? While  countries across Europe are beginning to reopen their tourist markets, Irish people still have no idea if they are coming or going. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers who had hoped to see even an outline of their summer plans emerging from the fog of confusion created by the Covid-19 pandemic wil(...)

A waiter serves visitors in a roof-top cafe of a hotel in central Athens, on the first day of the opening of hotels in Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Irish holidaymakers will not be barred from travelling to Greece once the country re-opens to tourists later this month despite reports late last week(...)

 People enjoy a warm day at the beach in Melilla   after Spain’s government reopened mostly all   beaches on Monday. Photograph: FG Guerrero/EPA

Swimmers and sunbathers turned out in droves on Monday as Spain reopened nearly all its beaches as part of government steps to revive a devastated tou(...)

People wearing protective face masks walk on Rue Neuve, a shopping street separated by fences in Brussels city centre on Saturday. Photograph: John Thys/AFP via Getty Images

It’s been called the four-person puzzle. If you could only have the same four family members or friends to dinner for a few weeks of coronavirus lockd(...)

Italians take in fine weather  in the Ostia beach area, Rome,  on the first weekend of phase two of the easing of lockdown restrictions due to  the coronavirus pandemic, on Saturday. Photograph: Giuseppe  Lami/EPA

Coronavirus has infected more than 4 million people and killed more than 270,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University based on official d(...)

Social distance queue lines installed by the staff at Teddy’s Ice Cream on Dun Laoghaire Pier on Sunday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Where are we now? As the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said on Monday morning we are living through “totally unprecedented times”. Thing(...)

Police stand guard outside a hotel  put under quarantine for coronavirus in the town of Adeje, Tenerife, on Tuesday.  Photograph: EPA

A number of Irish citizens in Tenerife have contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs after a hotel on the island was placed under quarantine when I(...)

Policemen and security personnel walk on a fallen bridge in Malgrat de Mar, near Girona, Spain. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

Several days of storm conditions in Spain have claimed at least 13 lives and left large swathes of the country flooded. Storm Gloria hit Spain last w(...)

Tourists stand on the street in Magaluf on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca. Photograph: AP

Authorities in Spain’s Balearic Islands are clamping down on binge-drinking tourism in three hotspots, introducing what they claim is the first law of(...)

Shannon Airport managing director, Andrew Murphy, said Ibiza was a “brilliant” addition to its summer  schedule.

Ryanair will fly twice a week from Shannon to the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and East Midlands Airport in Britain between now and October. The a(...)

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