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Ryanair cofounder Declan Ryan believes the “new frontier is the whole of central and South America, and that’s what we’re concentrating on”. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Ryanair co-founder Declan Ryan has reached a deal to sell his company Irelandia Aviation’s 49 per cent stake in budget Mexican carrier VivaAerobus to(...)

There are sunny places within a one-hop flight from Ireland, such as the Canaries. Photograph: iStock

The combination of the darkness and damp of our long winters makes us want to escape to the sun if just for a few days to feel the heat. The luxury of(...)

Vienna’s Waves Music Festival takes place this September 9th to October 1st

NEWS Making waves: Vienna’s Waves Music Festival takes place this September 9th to October 1st, with DJs to singer-songwriters lighting up the Austr(...)

File image of French police. Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have found a huge shipment of cocaine inside a shipment of orange juice. File photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Workers at a Coca-Cola factory in southern France have found a huge shipment of cocaine inside a shipment of orange juice. Sacks containing 370kg of (...)

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has cemented his front-runner status to head the UN. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres has cemented his position as front runner to become the next UN secretary general after the latest s(...)

Rosa Chun (fourth from right front) with UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business students who participated in a study trip to Costa Rica and Cuba

Last month, a group of 16 of the highest achieving students from the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business went on a week-long study trip to(...)

The Catarata del Toro waterfall falling into a volcano crater

The leaf on the ant’s back is three times the size of its body. Stretched in a long line, its colleagues are following along the top of a yellow wall.(...)

The long-tailed, whiskered creature, called the Bramble Cay melomys, was considered the only mammal endemic to the Great Barrier Reef.

Australian researchers say rising sea levels have wiped out a rodent that lived on a tiny outcrop in the Great Barrier Reef, in what they say is the f(...)

‘The island where people forget to die” is a tagline that was given to the tiny island of Ikaria in Greece by Dan Buettner in an article in the New Y(...)

Independent TD Finian McGrath said he got the ratification into the programme for government. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Government and Minister for Justice have promised the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be ratified “within six months(...)

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