Mary Mckenna

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Managing director of Tour America  Mary McKenna had a profitable business until March which employed more than 50 people. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The scale of the crisis that has engulfed the travel industry during the pandemic is worsening. And with little prospect of a pick-up in overseas leis(...)

JP McMahon says that just one of his three Galway restaurants is financially viable at present. Photograph: Fusionshooters

The Michelin-star Aniar restaurant in Galway will remain closed until at least next March, its owner, JP McMahon, has said. This is due to the impact (...)

Mary McKenna, founder of Tour America and Cruise Holidays,  had budgeted to arrange holidays for 45,000 customers this year. Photograph: iStock

One of Ireland’s biggest tour operators expects this year to be a wipeout because of the impact of Covid-19 on the economy but is encouraged by early (...)

Ryanair aircraft parked on the apron at Dublin Airport earlier this month. More than 90 per cent of the airline’s fleet is currently grounded across Europe. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

As the sun set on the Easter bank holiday weekend the public address system outside Dublin Airport’s departures area crackled into life to tell travel(...)

Grafton street

Will it be July or September? Whenever it is, it will be to a much changed world. In China, normality is creeping back. Shops are reopening. Pe(...)

 A lone passenger walks past closed airline check-in counters. Photograph:   Rungroj Yongrit/EPA

When will this nightmare end? That is the question many, if not all, Irish people – and people across the world – have been asking themselves in recen(...)

Aer Lingus offers passengers alternate bookings and vouchers. Details of passenger rights to refunds are only available by following a link to a complex page of terms and conditions. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Aer Lingus has denied it is breaking the law by not offering full refunds to passengers who have had flights cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis. (...)

Mary McKenna, with an address in Ballybrack, Dublin pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a High Court action. Photoraph: Collins Courts

A cleaner who suffered a serious arm fracture after falling down a stairs at Dublin’s Blackrock Market has been awarded €105,000 damages by a High Cou(...)

An image from March 2018 showing seven of the 14 ‘hooded men’, who were kept in hoods while interned in Northern Ireland in 1971. (From left) Jim Auld, Patrick McNally, Liam Shannon, Fracncie McGuigan, Davy Rodgers, Brian Turley and Joe Clarke. Photograph: PA

Interrogation techniques used against the so-called Hooded Men during internment in Northern Ireland would be torture if deployed today, the Court of (...)

Business on wheels: Dublin Chamber of Commerce  members out for charity spin

Thirty-five members of business group Dublin Chamber of Commerce will embark on a 650km cycling trek on Friday, with hopes of raising €20,000 for the (...)

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