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The Monastery or Ad Deir in Petra: Flights to Petra in Jordan are up by 22 per cent this year as interest in long-haul holidays picks up. Photograph: iStock

Pent-up demand for longer and more expensive holidays signal a return to foreign travel unseen since 2019 Grandparents going on epic holidays wi(...)

Tourist Security Battalion member of the National Guard allays bathers’ fears by bringing extra security to a beach in Cancún. Photograph: Elizabeth Ruiz

Fifty years ago, the Mexican island of Cancún was home to a small fishing village and deserted beaches. Now it is one of the most visited holiday dest(...)

Fishermen’s boats are protected before the arrival of Hurricane Grace in the port of Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Hurricane Grace has crossed over Mexico’s Gulf shore as a major Category 3 storm, drenching small fishing towns and beach resorts as it made its secon(...)

Republican senator Mitch McConnell, a ‘dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack’, according to former president Donald Trump. Photograph: US Senate Television via AP

Is Shakespeare a misogynist? Should The Taming of the Shrew be retired, given Kate’s archaic speech of surrender at the end, laying out what women “ow(...)

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(...)

“We are behind the curve and have to decide how to tackle carbon emissions in key areas such as transport – especially private cars – and agriculture.” Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

A global climate summit which fails to reach a comprehensive agreement, settling instead for some faltering steps forward. Was it the Madrid summit ju(...)

Corkman Rohan Barnett (on the far right of the photo) with his team in Ah Cacao  in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Rohan Barnett, who is o(...)

Flight operator has issued  flight crew notice reminding pilots to be careful with liquids. Photograph: iStock

A cup of coffee that was accidentally spilt onto a panel in the cockpit of a transatlantic flight forced to crew to turn around and divert to Shannon (...)

Photograph: iStock

Wildlife Where Harry took Meghan? Well, not exactly, but those who caught the engagement interview might remember Harry’s favourite place in the world(...)

Looking for a luxury resort at a bargain price? Choose your wedding date wisely. “If you can travel outside of peak dates such as July, August, and ho(...)

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