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Ghillie and boatmaker Frank Costello: ‘I used to have a few of my own clients but over the years I have been busier with people from the hotel and when that closed that was pretty much it.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ashford Castle is known for its service, sprawling grounds and well-heeled guests. But it is more than just a swanky hotel. For almost a century, it h(...)

The Opposition will seek to ram home key messages that the Coalition is uninterested in fairness, the welfare of vulnerable groups, and is unnecessarily opening up people to economic hardship. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

As far as sweeteners to a bitter pill go, having another €3.5 billion to throw at taxpayers is no bad thing. Unfortunately for the Coalition, amid the(...)

Paying through the nose? A PCR test for Covid-19. Photograph: Arun Sankar/AFP via Getty

The cost of private Covid-19 tests at home and abroad is likely to come into sharp focus in the weeks ahead as international borders reopen for leisur(...)

Passengers at Terminal 1, Dublin Airport. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Travel agents have reported a surge of calls about summer holidays abroad but they say families may be deterred due to European Union plans to requir(...)

In The News is hosted by reporters Conor Pope and Sorcha Pollak.

Forty years ago a US medical journal published the first sketchy details of a disease which came to be known as Aids. Since then, 33 million people h(...)

‘Travel agents are already very busy with inquiries and people are now booking or at least talking about it in a serious way,’ chief executive of the Irish Travel Agents Association Pat Dawson said. File photograph: iStock

A surge in interest in overseas holidays towards the end of the summer could see demand outstrip supply with the cost of flights and overseas accommod(...)

Foreign holidays: nonessential travel into and out of Ireland looks set to resume on July 19th. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? No, but for the first time in more than 15 months it is starting to look as if we might be there soon. Some more (...)

The Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) repeated its threat to legally challenge the decision not to allow all standalone restaurants and gastropubs to re-open from next week. Photograph: iStock

The Government has ignored the science on indoor dining, according to the umbrella group representing the restaurant industry. The Restaurant Associa(...)

In The News is hosted by reporters Conor Pope and Sorcha Pollak

If you are reading this on The Irish Times app, please click here to access the full version. Belarus’s audacious snatching of Roman Protasevich from(...)

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission research suggests  24 per cent of people have booked a holiday, with people aged  45-54 most likely to have made bookings.  Of this cohort, 6 per cent said they had booked a foreign holiday. Photograph: Alan Betson

A growing number of Irish people have holidays on their minds, with almost two-thirds planning a staycation this summer and one in five optimistic th(...)

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