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Diana Bucko: "When everyone else was leaving, I realised I had to move to." Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Growing up in Latvia Diana Bucko’s dream was to join the police. “It was just something in me and nobody could understand where it came from. We had (...)

Departure gates in Dublin Airport, which has just had its best January in its 79-year history.

Dublin Airport enjoyed its best January performance on record with just under 2.1 million passengers travelling through the facility. Compared to the(...)

Agadir in Morocco is likely to feature very highly on many Irish traveller’s plans for 2019.

As the new year starts in earnest and memories of Christmas fade, it is time to look to brighter, sunnier times ahead and share all the travel trends,(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at the National Library in Riga during the President’s State visit to Latvia. Photograph: Maxwells

President Michael D Higgins has called for the European Union’s smaller states to make their voices heard and take a leading role in deciding the futu(...)

Michelle and Mark at the Sibelius sculpture in Helsinki.

Our ship, aptly named Silhouette, casts a tall, faint shadow on the dockside as we pull away from Stockholm. It is White Night season, as darkness bar(...)

The ECB currently intends to keep buying debt at a pace of €30 billion a month until at least September. Photograph: iStock

European Central Bank chief economist Peter Praet has confirmed that next week’s policy meeting will be pivotal for reaching a decision on when to end(...)

Mohammed ‘Romi’ Ramzan (40) booked tickets for more than 100 brides to fly from Latvia and take part in sham marriages.

It seems like a case DCI John Barnaby would beaver away at on ITV’s Midsomer Murders. But the arrest of a middle-aged cricketer in his whites in north(...)

Mohammed ‘Romi’ Ramzan (40) booked tickets for more than 100 brides to fly from Latvia and take part in sham marriages.

A cricketer playing a game in north Co Dublin got a nasty surprise as he strolled off the pitch last week when undercover gardaí moved in and arrested(...)

Cian Guckian in Jelgava.

Cian Guckian from Portmarnock, Co Dublin moved to Jelgava to be with his wife, Lena Pavlova Where is the first place you bring people to when they vi(...)

Cycling on the beach at Jurmala, Latvia – not as easy as it looks

There are, broadly speaking, two types of cycling holidays. There’s those cyclists you see on, say, the Beara Peninsula, slogging uphill with packed p(...)

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