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#Holidays

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day

From TheJournal.ie 15 per cent of Irish workers don’t take their allotted holiday allowance Work Hard Play Hard This post contains a poll

15 per cent of Irish workers don’t take their allotted holiday allowance

A survey finds that Irish workers feeling the strain of holding down a job as well as work pressures is contributing to them not taking their holidays.

From TheJournal.ie China is worried about how their citizens behave when on holidays Be Nice Now

China is worried about how their citizens behave when on holidays

The nation’s state-run television CCTV even a ran a series of programs aimed at encouraging good manners and acceptance of foreign customs when abroad.

From TheJournal.ie Holidaymakers hit as hotel website collapses Tourism

Holidaymakers hit as hotel website collapses

Tourists will not be able to apply for refunds until October at the earliest after a German company filed for insolvency.

The Guide to Long Haul Flights

Planning on taking some holidays? Read this before you jet off.

From TheJournal.ie Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month Flying

Over two million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last month

New figures show a seven per cent increase on passenger numbers when compared to the same period last year.

QUIZ: Is the Bank Holiday weekend all it’s cracked up to be?

The Bank Holiday has come and gone. Take this quiz to see if you got any craic out of it.

From TheJournal.ie 6 creature comforts we look forward to when getting off the plane Sponsored By Avonmore

6 creature comforts we look forward to when getting off the plane

Ah sure you’d nearly even miss the rain, all the same.

Here are the things that made the summers of your childhood magical

Football, jam sandwiches and sand.

11 things Father Ted taught us about going on our holidays

Is there anything to be said for having another round of crazy golf.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas agenda: Summer holidays and public inquiry legislation Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Summer holidays and public inquiry legislation

A quiet day in the houses of the Oireacthas with only the Seanad sitting to discuss MEP constituencies and public inquiries.

10 items of sunny-day wear we should banish forever

The sun can sometimes bring out the ugly side of our wardrobes.

This city is selling itself as 'the most Irish-friendly in Europe'

Why? Because it’s so GREEN.

How to completely wreck your summer holidays

Looking forward to a trip away this summer? Know what to avoid like the plague.

From TheJournal.ie 6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

6 amazing places to escape to when you win the Lotto

Are you dreaming of your place in the sun?

Essential map of how to say 'beer' everywhere in Europe

Handy for the holidays, wha?

From TheJournal.ie Searches for Kilkenny hotels up 529 per cent in June Tourism

Searches for Kilkenny hotels up 529 per cent in June

Latest Hotels.com hot list shows increases for Killkenny, Slane and Ballina

From TheJournal.ie Poll: If you won the Lotto, what's the first thing you'd do? Sponsored By The Lotto This post contains a poll

How the Obama girls can get a REAL Irish holiday experience

And there’ll be no fighting in that backseat now or else Michelle is just going to turn this car right around and go home.

From TheJournal.ie One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays Holidays

One in five parents to take children out of school early for holidays

The average primary school pupil misses 11 out of 183 days of a school year.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why should you get a European Health Insurance Card before travelling? Explainer

Explainer: Why should you get a European Health Insurance Card before travelling?

Of course we hope you don’t get sick on your holidays, but just in case…

From TheJournal.ie Column: The truth is, I don’t like holidays all that much Opinion

Column: The truth is, I don’t like holidays all that much

Maybe it’s not normal for adults to feel homesick, but taking off and seeing my rainy but beautiful country reduced to a speck in the distance that always fills me with a deep sense of melancholy and loneliness, writes Ann-Marie Scully.

From TheJournal.ie Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled over 'single sky' strike Travel

Aer Lingus and Ryanair flights cancelled over 'single sky' strike

Have you holidays booked over the next three days? Read on.

From The42 7 steps to enjoying the sun like a pro-athlete Sun Day

7 steps to enjoying the sun like a pro-athlete

Even if some of us can only see it from the office.

9 essential lessons from the world's worst holiday photos

You can avoid this horror.

11 things Irish people buy on holiday

‘Sure we had to get some of the Tunisian pottery – you can’t get it anywhere else in the world!’

From TheJournal.ie Irish people spending an average of €1,000 while on holiday Holidays

Irish people spending an average of €1,000 while on holiday

A new survey shows that one in three are planning a sun holiday while 17 per cent will remain here for a ‘staycation’.

9 things everyone does when it rains on holiday Pain Of The Rain This post contains videos

9 things everyone does when it rains on holiday

It would be bucketing down outside and you’d be doing one of these things.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you planned a summer holiday? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you planned a summer holiday?

Make us jealous.

From TheJournal.ie Romantic getaways helping over half of Irish hotels increase turnover Hotels

Romantic getaways helping over half of Irish hotels increase turnover

A new survey also showed that hoteliers have a more positive outlook about growth at their own business over the next year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin Read Me

Column: You can get a tan from a bottle, so save your skin

People in Ireland seem to be obsessed with getting a tan – but this country has one of the highest skin cancer rates in the entire world. It’s time to wake up to the real danger sun of exposure, says Pauline Power, who was diagnosed with a melanoma at 29.

How to tell if you are an Irish person on holiday Irish On Tour This post contains videos

How to tell if you are an Irish person on holiday

From bringing your own tea bags to clapping when the plane lands.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should school summer holidays be shortened? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should school summer holidays be shortened?

The UK’s Education Secretary is calling for longer term times – should that be considered in Ireland too?

9 essential destinations to see the REAL Ireland

Where would you send Tom Cruise?

9 things that ALWAYS happened on a family weekend away Memories This post contains videos

9 things that ALWAYS happened on a family weekend away

You’d be off to the amusements right after you’d listened to your favourite tape on the way down.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed Costa Concordia This post contains images

Here's how the Costa Concordia wreck is being removed

Workers have to undergo a four-day mountain climbing course before starting the job to equip themselves for the dangerous conditions.

From TheJournal.ie PICS: Inside Disneyland's super-exclusive $10k-a-year members' club Club 33 This post contains images

PICS: Inside Disneyland's super-exclusive $10k-a-year members' club

This one ain’t targeting the kids: it’s got a licence to sell alcohol.

January's almost over, here's 7 ways to celebrate Janu-bye Bye This post contains videos

January's almost over, here's 7 ways to celebrate

Spring is just around the corner. It could be raining more. Just a few of the reasons to be cheerful today…

9 ideas for your ultimate fantasy holiday

We all need something to look forward to, right?

From TheJournal.ie Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent Dublin Airport

Passenger numbers at Dublin Airport up 2 per cent

An extra 360,000 passengers used Dublin Airport last year with an increase of 420,000 in international passengers.