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As travel slowly returns, Irish Times writers and readers recall trips that went horribly – and comically – wrong. As told to Conor Pope In the (...)

Andi Owen, chief executive of Herman Miller: ‘I was called reactionary, crazy,’ she says. Even some board members asked, ‘Are you sure you need to be that drastic? It’s just the flu.’

Andi Owen has been back in her office for a few weeks now and says there’s something about the place that working from home just can’t match. “There’(...)

Rescue workers  search for missing water sports enthusiasts in the North Sea, in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Sem van der Wal/EPA

The Netherlands is in shock after the bodies of five surfers, all believed to have been in their 20s or 30s, were recovered from the North Sea followi(...)

Spectators try to cool off with cold water on the side of the street during first stage of the 2015 Tour de France in Utrecht, Netherlands. Photograph: Marcel van Hoorn/EPA

Saturday, stage one, 13.4km individual time trial in Utrecht: What is my third Tour de France got underway on Saturday with an individual time trial (...)

Jacqueline and Pieter Piket were walking along a stretch of coastal dyke in Zeeland over the holidays, when their dog began playing with a plastic bottle and they noticed a piece of paper inside.  Photograph: Getty Images

A 10-year-old English girl who threw a message in a bottle into the sea in 1990, full of enthusiasm about her pet fish, her hamster and ballet lessons(...)