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RTÉ director general Dee Forbes’s recent PR campaign to jolt the public and politicians into worrying about the broadcaster’s financial future is, by far, the most effective thing she has done

You wouldn’t know it from the feverish tone of some of the recent debate, but RTÉ is not in the midst of an existential crisis. The organisation is no(...)

Early ski deals include free skis and boots, or 50% off lift passes

Book early for free skis and boots in France and Andorra Ski season is coming up and the best deals are booked in advance. Directski will be offering (...)

Has the hint of a summer we’ve had given you a taste for the sun? Do you wish you’d been more organised last January when you should have organised yo(...)

The five-star Pestana Vila Sol, where couples can save €600 on a week’s luxury in the sun

Save more than €600 a couple on a holiday in the Algarve, Portugal A week in the five-star Pestana Vila Sol resort is reduced from €888 to €513pp(...)

New beginning: A man walks through debris from the demolition of the Reina nightclub in May 2017, by the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul. The venue was targeted by a New Year’s Eve jihadist  attack that left 39 dead. Photograph: Yasin Akgul/AFP/Getty

Negotiating Bodrom castle’s steep, slippery pathways and tiny rooms would, amid the crush of tourists, ordinarily be a nightmare. Not this year: forei(...)

The tourist resort of Hurghada, Egypt, is still open to visitors. Photograph: Getty Images

Egypt Irish citizens can still travel to the resort areas of Sharm el Sheikh, Hurghada and the Red Sea. The tourist areas along the Nile such as Luxo(...)

People holding a Turkish flag gather near the scene after an explosion outside a courthouse in Izmir, Turkey. Photograph: Tuncay Dersinlioglu

Turkish authorities say an attack outside a courthouse in Izmir that killed a police officer and court employee on Thursday afternoon may have been ca(...)

Workmen repair the windows of shops near the scene of the Istiklal Street attack. Photograph: Cem Turkel/EPA

For decades Turkey has been a prime tourist destination for Irish sunseekers. But a spate of bombings, the latest in Istanbul on Saturday where a bl(...)