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How to cope with volcanoes and other flight delays

written by Naomi_Richardson
16.04.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

For all of you stuck in an airport somewhere due to the small volcano problem here are our favourite ways to cope with flight delays. We have all heard that moan of frustration erupt from the crowd of passengers surrounding a departure gate when it is announced that a flight is delayed. We have all seen that split second (or for some - prolonged) look of panic across the faces of businessmen and parents of toddlers alike as they try to decide the best way to cope with flight delays.

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Ski holidays put on ice as recession continues

written by Naomi_Richardson

It's a slippery slope it seems when it comes to ski holidays. Despite the snow laden pistes and optimum ski conditions, it seems our love affair with winter sports has been put on ice while the recession continues to hold us in its wintry grip. The numbers taking to the slopes is down by half on the 70,000 who travelled in 2007, according to the Sunday Business Post.

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Article 25.01.10 1 Recommends 0 Comments

Take part in the biggest party in the world

written by Naomi_Richardson

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Video 20.01.10 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Take a little bite out of the Big Apple

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The uchoose round up of short holiday breaks

written by Daisy

There's a reason why almost everyone with cash to spare books a holiday in January. It's still dark, still miserable and you want to see some normal weather so much it's starting to hurt. So you sneakily log on to every website you can think of to find yourself a deal. Well, we've decided to give you a dig out - with some holidays to suit all pockets.

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New airline could slash costs of transatlantic travel

written by Siobhan_Norton

Transatlantic airfares could drop by 30pc - that's if a proposed new airline poised to take advantage of the current market crises takes off. There is a “two-year window of opportunity” to establish a Dublin-based low-cost carrier on transatlantic routes, according to a report published by Bloxham Stockbrokers. Bloxham aviation analyst Joe Gill said a low-fares transatlantic service would undercut fares offered by flag carriers by 30pc.

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Insurance trouble ahead for householders affected by floods

written by Naomi_Richardson

Insurance is a hot topic this week as the November storms wreak havoc around the country. Thousands of homes have been affected by the flood waters and hopefully all of them will have had insurance cover or it will be a very miserable Christmas indeed. But according to a report in the Irish Times at the weekend householders may find it difficult to get cover for "predictable events" like regular flooding.

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Article 26.11.09 1 Recommends 1 Comments

Christmas comes early for owners of internet firm

written by Siobhan_Norton

Nice to see some positive news for a change this week. Christmas came early for the owners of internet firm Web Reservations International. WRI netted almost $500 million (€335 million) from the company, which was sold last week. US private equity firm Hellman & Friedman bought WRI last Thursday for about $340 million in cash, according to the Sunday Business Post.

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Article 16.11.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Bring your skis for free this winter

written by Naomi_Richardson

Skiers heading to the slopes this year via Ryanair can bring their skis for free. But hurry - the offer closes at midnight this Wednesday - the deal saves individual passengers €80 on ski carriage. The crux? The offer is only open to the first 10,000 passengers. Ryanair’s Winter Ski Programme 2009/10 offers flights to airports in Cuneo, Grenoble, Lourdes, Salzburg and Turin - all of which are reasonably near to major  resorts.

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Article 10.11.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments

Ireland to become a world leader in broadband

written by Siobhan_Norton

Could it be, could it possibly be true? Ireland to become a world leader in, I can barely say it, broadband? It seems, after months and years of us moaning about how we’re stuck in the digital dark ages, change is gonna come. UPC, trading as Chorus NTL, is planning to launch Europe’s fastest broadband service to 600,000 homes, according to this week’s Sunday Business Post.

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Article 09.11.09 0 Recommends 0 Comments
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