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People enjoy a sunny day on the beach in Tuscany’s Castiglione della Pescaia in Italy. The country’s international borders are due to open to tourists  on June 3rd. Photograph: Jennifer Lorenzini/LaPresse via AP

With the summer almost upon us, holiday plans are coming ever more sharply into focus. With Ireland’s phased exit from lockdown unlikely to give the g(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Empty check-in lines at a Jet2 check in desk at Edinburgh Airport. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Jet2 planes from the UK to Spain turned back in mid-air as the airline announced it was cancelling all flights to the country amid the coronavirus out(...)

A man wearing a protective suit decontaminates a primary school where a child was diagnosed with coronavirus in Thessaloniki, Greece. Photograph: Dimitris Tosidis/EPA

No country should make the “fatal mistake” of assuming it will be spared the Covid-19 coronavirus, the World Health Organisation said on Thursday, as (...)

Police close a road near  Branville, Normandy, last Friday, ahead of the arrival of 34 French citizens by bus following their  evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is at the centre of the coronavirus outbreak. Photograph: Lou Benoist/AFP via Getty Images

Irish people are stalling on holiday bookings as coronavirus spreads to several European countries, but travel agents say they have yet to see an outb(...)

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(...)

Passengers queuing at Tenerife South airport on Sunday. Photograph: PA

Irish holiday-makers travelling to or from the Canary Islands in the coming days have been advised to check their flight status due to a Saharan sands(...)

 Spanish dictator General Franco  inaugurates a number of new rooms in an army museum, on  March 11th, 1946. File photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

To reach the Valley of the Fallen, you drive up a steep, winding road through a pine forest 60km northwest of Madrid. It’s an idyllic spot, offering a(...)

Have you always dreamed of being a travel writer? Do you have an unusual story to share about a trip you have taken in Ireland or abroad – one that in(...)

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