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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: A good time to be a sniffer dog
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE Things to know about travel this week. Michael O’Leary takes on conspiracy theorists on RTE radio Vintage DC-3 flies over Dublin in Aer LIngus colours No impact by new US Security measures Dublin Airport has 16 days so far with over 100,000 passengers.  Irish visitor numbers to US fdown 1.8pc. […]
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An early arrival so Aer Lingus’ Ivan delivers his baby daughter
At Aer Lingus, Ivan Beacom is used to delivering passengers and sales – but it was a first for the Business Manager as he delivered his own baby daughter. The baby was due, but arrived early – with Ivan forced to deliver the child himself with the help of paramedics on the other end of […]
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Aer Lingus relives the glamour days of aviation as 1940s DC-3 lands in Dublin
Aer Lingus has a new plane in its fleet – and welcomed a Douglas DC-3 into its Hangar 6 home at Dublin Airport. The plane, hailing from the 1940s and 50s, has been freshly painted in the Aer Lingus livery of that era. It has been named St Gall which was the name of an Aer […]
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Ireland’s Air Corps will colour the skies above the Liffey at 11am today
Display at 11am Preparation for Foynes Air Show Saturday & Bray Saturday/Sunday Ireland’s Air Corps aerobatic display will fly over the River Liffey at 11am in preparation for Irish Aviation Authority weekend Five Air Corps PT-9 aircraft will fly in close formation over the city centre, leaving a smoke trail over the river. To mark […]
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Ireland looks out of this world in trailer for the new Star Wars movie due out this year
Forget about Luke Skywalker and C-3P0, the biggest star of the new Star Wars movie is the dramatic Kerry landscape. The new, behind-the-scenes teaser video for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has just been released – featuring footage of Ireland and the Wild Atlantic Way. The first to view the trailer were attending Disney’s latest D3 […]
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TRAVEL Extra’s Sunday Supplement: Dublin airport daily record broken again in 100,000 a day summer
HEADLINES – AVIATION – AFLOAT – DEALWATCH – FOOD & WINE – HOTELS – INTERNATIONAL – IRELAND – STRANGE WORLD – TRAVEL TRADE   Things to know about travel this week American cancels Qatar codeshare Guinness Storehouse to double size of Gravity Bar Dublin has ANOTHER busiest ever day at 109,000 Disney brings cruise ship to Dublin United cancel Shannon winter service Flybe launches new Belfast route Airheads go to Brussels to talk […]
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Budget airline Norwegian hit by storm clouds of higher costs
Norwegian Air Shuttle, whose Norwegian Air International arm began flights from Ireland to the US this month, has reported a fall in earnings, with the outlook for costs and growth worse than previously expected. Norwegian, Europe’s third-largest budget airline behind Ryanair and EasyJet, said its second-quarter pre-tax result of €730m was down on last year, […]
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West aiming for 50,000 more bed nights as Fáilte Ireland pedals Wild Atlantic Way as cycling route
Fáilte Ireland believes that it can generate 50,000 more bed nights and €13m in tourist revenue by promoting the Wild Atlantic Way as a route for international and Irish cycling enthusiasts. The state agency has teamed up with cycling specialists Ride Wild to launch the Wild Atlantic Way Cycle Sportif – a series of bi-annual cycling […]
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Guinness Storehouse to double capacity of Gravity Bar
€16m expansion plan Capacity to grow from 250 to 550 Gravity Bar will remain open during development The Gravity bar at Guinness Storehouse is to be doubled in capacity from 250 at present to 550 under a €16m expansion plan to develop a new 360 degree space, linked to the original Gravity Bar The Gravity […]
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An early arrival so Aer Lingus’ Ivan delivers his baby daughter

At Aer Lingus, Ivan Beacom is used to delivering passengers and sales – but it was a first for the Business Manager as he delivered his own baby daughter. The baby was due, but arrived early – with Ivan forced to deliver the child himself with the help of paramedics...

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Guinness Storehouse to double capacity of Gravity Bar

€16m expansion plan Capacity to grow from 250 to 550 Gravity Bar will remain open during development The Gravity bar at Guinness Storehouse is to be doubled in capacity from 250 at present to 550 under a €16m expansion plan to develop a new 360 degree space, linked to...

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