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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(...)

Some of the astronomers who made the discovery are based at Queen’s University Belfast. Photograph: Getty Images

Astronomers, including at Queen’s University Belfast, say they have made a historic discovery after detecting gas molecules in a 4.6 billion year old (...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary at the airline’s agm in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Up to 20 Ryanair pilots in Dublin Airport face being laid off as the airline reins in planned expansion on the back of stalled aircraft deliveries. T(...)

A firefighter observes flames rising from a forest fire near the village of Ayacata in Tejeda on the island of Gran Canaria on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Authorities in the Canary Islands say that lower temperatures and gentler breezes are providing respite for firefighters trying to tackle Spain’s bigg(...)

A firefighting aircraft  approaches to  collect seawater  at the bay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, on Sunday.  Photograph: Elvira Urquijo A/EPA

Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands, authorities said(...)

A protester with  “No More Bullfights” on his chest at Coliseo Balear bullring in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands. Photograph: Cati Cladera/EPA

Hundreds of animal rights activists protested outside the bullring in Palma de Mallorca at the weekend as bullfighting returned to the island for the(...)

Interior designer Emma Kelly at her home in Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/ Provision

For businesswoman Una McIntosh, the draw of the sea was too much to keep her living in the beautiful 3,500sq ft stone home she had just built, on one (...)

Barceló Teguise Beach in Lanzarote is an adult-only hotel.

  We all love our children and relish spending family time together, but there is something so deliciously relaxing about a few days away sans l(...)

Playas de Papagayo, Lanzarote: The Canary Islands are among the most popular sun destinations at this time of year.

Some 390,000 passengers are expected to travel through Dublin Airport this weekend, up 6 per cent on last Easter, according to airport authority DAA. (...)

The 2,850-guest Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin to become the first cruise ship to be based  at the port. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish and UK cruise passenger numbers hit a record two million last year, figures from the Cruise Lines International Association show. The associati(...)

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