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From TheJournal.ie CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health' Ryanair

CMO dismisses O'Leary claim that quarantine for overseas visitors has 'no basis in science or health'

Michael O’Leary called for the government to halt the new regulation.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April Covid-19

'Unprecedent collapse' in overseas visitors as air and sea travel fall 99% in April

Just 16,100 people arrived in Ireland last month, according to the CSO.

From TheJournal.ie Most customers whose travel plans were cancelled amid Usit liquidation will be able to claim refunds Covid-19

Most customers whose travel plans were cancelled amid Usit liquidation will be able to claim refunds

The company’s online operations have been bought by a previous CEO and shareholder.

From TheJournal.ie Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure' Free Movement

Brussels launches legal action against UK over free movement 'failure'

According to the infringement decision, the UK has failed to “comply with EU law on the free movement of EU citizens”.

From TheJournal.ie EU looks to save summer holidays but will leave the reopening of borders to each country Deserted

EU looks to save summer holidays but will leave the reopening of borders to each country

Tourism accounts for 12% of jobs across the EU.

From TheJournal.ie 'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis Closed Borders

'The impact is massive on my family': Cancer patients seeking treatment abroad impacted by Covid19 crisis

A number of cancer patients rely on treatment overseas for various different types of cancers.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people in Spain who want to come home told to return by Thursday night Travel

Irish people in Spain who want to come home told to return by Thursday night

Spanish airports will remain open for a number of days to facilitate the exodus from the country.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair and Aer Lingus remove flight change fees for period due to Covid-19 Coronavirus

Ryanair and Aer Lingus remove flight change fees for period due to Covid-19

Both companies confirmed they will lift the fees from today.

From TheJournal.ie Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan Coronavirus

Budget airline Flybe 'on brink of collapse' after failing to secure €115m loan

The struggling airline has been hit by a slump in bookings since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

From TheJournal.ie Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)? Coronavirus

Travel advice: Can I cancel my trip to Italy over coronavirus (and will I get a refund)?

The Department of Foreign Affairs is advising against travel to certain areas of Italy – these are your options if you have a trip booked.

From TheJournal.ie Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months Travel Expenses

Oireachtas spent over €207,000 on overseas travel in last 10 months

The cost includes more than €9,200 on business class flights to Paraguay for two senators.

From TheJournal.ie Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April NTA

Monthly and annual travel fares rise today... but more changes to cash and Leap tickets set for April

NTA CEO Anne Graham said that overall fare revenue will increase by “less than 2%”.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs Travel

Dublin Airport opens sensory room for passengers with special needs

The room includes relaxing music, mood lighting, bean bags and digital display panels.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed Accessibility

Irish Rail accused of 'just not caring' as scale of lift problems at train stations revealed

Over the last two years there have been multiple instances of lifts being out of order for more than 20 consecutive days.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: What is the best city in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: What is the best city in Ireland?

Lonely Planet has said tourists should head to Galway, but does that make it the best?

From TheJournal.ie Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home Operation Matterhorn

Thomas Cook refunds to take up to two months, with 35,000 passengers still to fly home

More than 100 aircraft have been used as part of the UK’s repatriation fleet and some 115,000 people have been flown back to the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Irish citizens among those who can now get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia for the first time Middle Eastern Holiday

Irish citizens among those who can now get a tourist visa to Saudi Arabia for the first time

Visas for the desert kingdom had until now been restricted to foreign workers or pilgrims to the country’s holy sites.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: How did Thomas Cook go under? Thomas Cook

Explainer: How did Thomas Cook go under?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said bailing out the company, which employed 22,000 people globally, would set up a “moral hazard”.

From TheJournal.ie Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets Pets On The Move

Cork and Shannon Airports are now designated entry points for pet dogs, cats and ferrets

The three animals are grouped together in EU legislation because those species are susceptible to rabies.

From TheJournal.ie Irish Rail services face disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as the company carries out repairs Repair Works

Irish Rail services face disruption this Bank Holiday weekend as the company carries out repairs

Passengers have been reminded to check timetables before travelling.

From TheJournal.ie Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe Discover EU

Irish 18-year-olds can avail of new free interrail tickets to travel around Europe

The aim of the scheme is to get young people interested in connecting with Europe.

From TheJournal.ie These spectacular photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year National Geographic

These spectacular photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year

The contest carries a $7,500 first prize.

From TheJournal.ie Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished Travel

Laws limiting the freedom of Irish visa-holders to travel home abolished

Over 40,000 people are expected to benefit from this change in legislation.

From TheJournal.ie These stunning photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year Photography

These stunning photos are up for the National Geographic Travel Photo of the Year

Entries are still being accepted.

Dear Fifi: How do I cope with homesickness?

Foofers in Vietnam!

From TheJournal.ie Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports Fast-tracking

Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports

Simon Coveney recently criticised TDs who use their offices for getting passports for constituents.

From TheJournal.ie Kerry region named as one of Rough Guides' best places in the world to visit in 2019 Peak Performance

Kerry region named as one of Rough Guides' best places in the world to visit in 2019

The area is one of six which ‘excite’ the guide’s authors this year.

This is what it was like spending Christmas alone in a beachside hut in Cambodia

There’s not a huge amount of tinsel, let’s just put it that way.

From TheJournal.ie Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick Travel Chaos

Two arrested over 'criminal use of drones' as disruption continues at Gatwick

Flights resumed at Gatwick yesterday, but knock-on delays are still affecting passengers this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland in a Snapshot: The dreamlike landscape of the northern coastline Opinion

Ireland in a Snapshot: The dreamlike landscape of the northern coastline

The northern coastline of Antrim is beyond beautiful and everything in between is worth investigating, writes Donal Moloney.

From TheJournal.ie British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco Warning

British tourist dies after contracting rabies from cat bite in Morocco

People travelling to rabies-affected countries are being reminded to avoid contact with animals.

From The42 No excuses for Schmidt's Ireland as they aim to move up a gear for Pumas Jet Lag

No excuses for Schmidt's Ireland as they aim to move up a gear for Pumas

26 of the Irish players only got back from Chicago yesterday morning.

From TheJournal.ie Ryanair website and app will be down from 5pm on Wednesday Grounded

Ryanair website and app will be down from 5pm on Wednesday

You won’t be able to check in online or make new bookings for a 12-hour period from 5pm this Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie New Ryanair policy ending free 10kg baggage allowance for non-priority passengers begins today Handbags

New Ryanair policy ending free 10kg baggage allowance for non-priority passengers begins today

The airline says the move is being introduced to cut delays.

From TheJournal.ie New roof at Dublin's Pearse Station and other works to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend Rail Disruption

New roof at Dublin's Pearse Station and other works to cause disruption to Irish Rail users this weekend

A number of service alterations are in place due to line works around the country this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office Complaints

Lost documents and damaged marriage certs: The things that get people angry at the Passport Office

In the first six months of this year, the office received more than 500,000 applications.

From TheJournal.ie 'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device Hand It Over

'Unjustified invasion of privacy': New Zealand customs given power to demand access to your device

Border guards now have the power to demand your passwords and pins to open your smartphone.

From TheJournal.ie No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK Pet Passports

No-deal Brexit could mean weeks of quarantine for Irish pets travelling with owners to UK

This could even impact travel to and from Northern Ireland with pets in the event of a hard-border.

From TheJournal.ie The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow Storm Damage

The Luas Green Line won't return to full service until tomorrow

“Extensive” damage was done to Luas overhead lines during Storm Ali.

From TheJournal.ie Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know Electric Picnic

Heading to Electric Picnic? Here's everything you need to know

More than 50,000 people are set to descend upon Stradbally in Laois for the biggest event of the Irish festival calendar.

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