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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(...)

Gemma Stafford: ‘I’d love to come back to Ireland and open an academy close to home in Wexford where people could learn to cook’

Chef, cookbook author and the host of an online baking show, Gemma Stafford says global lockdowns helped her business expand rapidly as the world disc(...)

While there has been an uptick in bookings, ‘there are some customers who are still nervous’, says travel company. Photograph: iStock

The cost of foreign holidays looks set to skyrocket next year with pent-up demand and a dramatic decline in the number of flights to and from Ireland.(...)

The missing boy was rescued by a Carabinieri commander after he was heard by a journalist reporting on his disappearance. Photograph: Getty Images

A 21-month-old child has been found alive in the bottom of a ravine after spending two nights alone in woods near his home in Tuscany. The boy was f(...)

 Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson and his wife Carrie Johnson in the garden of 10 Downing Street, London after their wedding on Saturday. Photograph:  Rebecca Fulton/10 Downing Street/AFP

British prime minister Boris Johnson was allowed marry Carrie Symonds, also Catholic, in Westminster Cathedral on Saturday as his two previous marriag(...)

Cyclists on the 11th stage of the Giro d’Italia from Perugia to Montalcino. Photo: Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP

Dan Martin’s chances of a podium place at the end of this year’s Giro d’Italia all but evaporated on Wednesday, with the gravel roads of Tuscany spell(...)

 Imogen Cotter during a training session at her home in Ruan, Clare. Photograph:  David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

‘Get off that computer game!’ is still the war-cry of many Covid-addled parents yet, when it comes to cycling that is literally where all the action r(...)

The Flagellation of Christ by Piero della Francesca. Photograph courtesy of  Arte & Immagini  via Getty Images

Originallokalisierungsehnsucht. Having convinced myself there must exist a long German word to describe the artistic compulsion which afflicted me, I (...)

 Police officers carry out restriction checks in the Trastevere district, Rome, on Saturday. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Italy has recorded 100,000 coronavirus deaths, a year after it became the first western country to impose a total lockdown and as it braces for a thir(...)

The German stock exchange. The ZEW economic research institute said German investor sentiment fell more than expected in November on concerns over a second lockdown.

European shares held near eight-month highs on Tuesday, riding a wave of optimism about a Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough, although concerns about the p(...)

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