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# trip

Last year
# Tour
Ireland take late 'opportunity' with ex-U20 stars set to feature in South Africa
The IRFU hopes this Emerging Ireland trip will be a boost for next year’s World Cup campaign.
# future plans
Eddie Howe defends Saudi Arabia trip
Amnesty International UK, however, warned that it could become ‘a glorified PR exercise for Mohammed bin Salman’s government’.
All time
# rematch
Bring on Ireland's three-Test tour of New Zealand next summer
Ireland have never beaten the All Blacks on New Zealand soil.
# Back three
Vegas trip with Furlong chief among Watson's fond Lions memories
The 27-year-old started all three Tests last time
# Your Say
Poll: Should the Taoiseach visit Washington for St Patrick's Day?
Micheál Martin has so far signalled his plan to proceed with the visit.
Uncertainty for Championship opener in NYC, but Galway focus on pressing concerns
Tribe chairman Pat Kearney says there are ‘more important things in everyone’s lives.’
# fond memories
Ireland's Sexton and Hammond recall visit to Japan as 16-year-olds
St Mary’s College visited Japan in 2002 for a schools rugby competition.
# not on the list
Mary Lou and Arlene haven't been invited to the White House - but Gerry Adams and Ian Paisley Jr have
The leaders of both parties are traditionally invited to the annual White House Patrick’s Day reception.
Enda's off to Chicago to promote Ireland
His Department said the primary focus of the trip is to promote Ireland as a location for investment, trade and tourism.
# Donald Trump
Donald Trump bows to Saudi king and signs $110 billion arms deal with the Gulf state
It’s part of an eight-day foreign trip by the US President.
# Migrant camps
Tánaiste and Children's Minister to visit migrant camps in Greece
Greece and Italy have been the first point of entry for most of the more than one million migrants since 2015.
# middle east trip
Halligan to tell Israelis to treat Palestinian people 'in a more humane way'
The Waterford TD has been a long-time ‘friend of Palestine’.
# Bro'd Trip
These brothers gave up their jobs to drive around America in a van
It’s called the Bro’d Trip.
# oh ryanair
This guy accidentally took his girlfriend’s passport on holiday and nobody noticed
Breezin’ through security.
# sneak peek
Dublin secrets and Irish whiskey: Here's how our Culture Night preview bus tour went
A whistle-stop tour of three sites took in lots to see and do.
# whoops
This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.
# Price hike
It's going to be more expensive to take a taxi next year
The maximum taxi fare is to increase by an average of 4% after Easter
# ni hao Michael
Here's why Michael D is heading to China next week
He was invited by President Xi Jinping.
# ebola virus
GOAL wants an Irish singer from Band Aid 30 to travel to West Africa before Christmas
The chief executive of the charity says they are very welcome to visit the GOAL programmes in Sierra Leone.
# play that song
Uber and Spotify are allowing passengers to control the music during their trip
But Uber’s drivers have a few concerns about the new partnership.
# Flight Risk
Mary Lou hits back at criticism of €4,000 trip Down Under
“It was extremely helpful just given the scale of the tour itself to have that level of comfort coming and going.”
# trailers
VIDEO: Your weekend movies...
Cinema trip this weekend? brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money…
# west coast
Enda is jetting off to sunny California to woo investors and secure jobs
The Taoiseach will be visiting several companies in both San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
# oh god
8 absolutely mortifying things you're cringing about right now
Here, somebody hold my bag while I DIE OF SHAME.
# Contrition
Rodman apologises for North Korea outburst, blames drink
“I’m very sorry. At this point I should know better than to make political statements.”
# tripping out
Chaos reigns as 'Trip-gate' costs Red Sox the World Series lead
Bizarrely, Allen Craig scored the winning run after he was tagged out at home-plate.
# bee for battens
BUMBLEance: The ambulance specially made for critically-ill kids
The concept comes from the parents behind Bee for Battens.
# Insurance
Less than half of Irish holidaymakers buy full insurance for their trip
Women are less likely to cover themselves with many saying they would only invest in travel insurance for an expensive holiday.
# j1
Future of thousands of J1 student visas safe
There was concern that legislation on immigration reform going through the US Senate would wipe out the J1 visa.
# 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’.
# Sponsor
Employer sponsorship proposal 'could wipe out' J1 visas
Fine Gael MEP Sean Kelly says that the proposal that students getting a J1 need to have their employer sponsor them won’t work.
Taoiseach to lay wreath at bombing memorial during Boston trip
Kenny will also be presented with an honorary doctorate from Boston College while on his US trip.
# pic of the day
What Hillary Thinks Of Ireland Pic Of The Day
What message did Hillary Clinton write to us in the Áras an Uachtaráin guestbook?
# Michael D
President Higgins visiting Liverpool today
Michael D Higgins will meet political leaders and deliver a speech in Liverpool later today.
# Crash
47 children dead in Egypt after train crashes into bus
The children, all aged between four and six, were on a trip organised by their nursery this morning.
# travel tips
Going on holliers? Here's how to get through an airport as quickly as possible
You’re so close to your holiday that you can almost taste it – but there’s just the airport to get through first…
# sneak peek
VIDEO: Three-trailer Thursday
Cinema trip this weekend? brings you snippets from three new releases to help you decide where to put your money.
# Holidays
15 places you should discover this year…
Finances allowing, of course. From Antigua Guatemala to San Sebastian, we take a look at the most beautiful, historic and downright fascinating locations for you to discover this year.