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How many home exchanges did you do last year?

The following article was sent in to us by Marguerite, a long time member and experienced home swapper. Marguerite describes her home swap experiences during the last year and looks forward to many more swaps during 2019.  "This morning someone asked me 'how many home exchanges did you do last year?'. So I counted, and, to my surprise, the number was eight! Eight home swaps in 2018, starting with Dublin in early Spring, and ending in Suffolk in December. Rome, France, Pembrokeshire, Cornwall...
Tags: Travel, London, France, Best, Cornwall, Dublin, Jack, Suffolk, North Wales, Marguerite, La Rochelle, View Marguerite, Harrogate Yorkshire Swap, Rome France Pembrokeshire Cornwall North Wales, Mithraic Temple, Walbrook Street Rome


McDermott and Foley tops at Portmarnock Links

Michael McDermott Grange professional Michel McDermott made six birdies in a four-under 67 to win the best nett in the TaylorMade Winter Series at Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.The former West of Ireland champion bogeyed the par-four second but then made four birdies in a row from the third and another at the ninth to turn in four-under par.After seeing a birdie at the 12th can...
Tags: Sport, Css, Ireland, Golf, Dublin, McDermott, Foley, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region, Portmarnock Links, Portmarnock Hotel, Stackstown, Seapoint, Michael McDermott, Corrstown, Hugh Foley


Delta's CEO said the airline will lose $25 million this month due to the government shutdown (DAL)

Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told CNBC on Tuesday that the airline will lose $25 million in revenue in January and any other full month in which the federal government is shut down. The lost revenue will result from reduced travel by government employees and contractors, Bastian told the channel. Delta reported on Tuesday a profit of $1.02 billion ($1.49 per share) on revenue of $10.74 billion. Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian told CNBC on Tuesday that the airline will lose $25 million in rev...
Tags: Europe, New York, London, US, America, Trends, Aer Lingus, Delta, Tsa, Dublin, Cnbc, Delta Air Lines, Bastian, Transportation Security Administration TSA, Ed Bastian, Hydrick Thomas


Wow Air launches $49 fares, their cheapest flights ever to Europe

Attention Cheapos! 2019 is getting off to a good start with the latest fare announcement from Wow Air. Starting today, you can book a flight to Europe for only $49. If you’ve been waiting for a good deal on a trip to Iceland, Ireland, London, Germany, or Belgium, now is the time to go. These flights are sure to sell out fast, so we’ve put together the details on how to get this amazing deal before they’re gone. How to score a $49 flight To find this rock bottom fare, you need to book from cert...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Boston, US, Belgium, Airlines, Dublin, Iceland, Reykjavik, Wow Air, Budget Flights, Dailycheapo, Rek, Flash Travel Deals, Iceland Ireland London Germany


Carlyle Group announces promotions

Carlyle Group said Jan. 14 that it promoted 60 professionals to senior positions, including five to partner, 22 to managing director and 33 to principal and director. PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced the promotions of 60 professionals to senior positions: five to Partner, 22 to Managing Director and 33 to Principal/Director. (Principals and Directors are the same level in Carlyle parlance; Principal is the title used ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, New York, London, Washington, Americas, US, Trends, People, Beijing, Ireland, Washington Dc, Paris, Shanghai, Tokyo


Roe steals the show as Killester see off Tralee fightback

It was the Ciaran Roe show as the Killester point guard had a 34 point night to see the Dublin club to the Irish Cup final. Emmet Ryan looks back on a night where the smallest man on the court embiggened his team in the face of a ferocious fightback from the Tralee Warriors It’s about a 1 hour 45 minute drive, with good traffic, from their Kerry home to the Mardyke but, make no mistake, this arena was East Tralee and nobody was surprised. Even before tip in the preceding game, over two hours be...
Tags: Europe, Kingdom, US, Sport, Features, Ireland, Williams, Real Madrid, Evans, Belfast, Dublin, Kerry, Dick, Jordan Evans, Roe, Sullivan


Dublin prepares for possible no-deal Brexit

The Irish government wants its close relationship with the UK to continue after Brexit.
Tags: UK, News, Dublin, Brexit


Dublin prepares for a possible no-deal Brexit

The Irish government wants its close relationship with the UK to continue after Brexit.
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How is Dublin preparing for a possible no-deal Brexit?

The Irish government wants its close relationship with the UK to continue after Brexit.
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Third time’s the charm as Brunell finally make the breakthrough

Brunell knew all about semi finals and the pain of defeat at the hands of a team from cross city but on Friday on Leeside, they proved they were ready to be the big dogs in Cork and go for all the glory as they progress to the Irish women’s cup final. Emmet Ryan reports from Neptune Stadium where the ghosts of the past were put to bed with authority A Cork derby in Neptune stadium is always something special but there was a slight twist to this one before a ball was tipped. The familiar blue je...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Features, Ireland, Jordan, Dublin, Neptune, Cork, Byrne, Leary, Alford, Dwyer, Mathews, Holy Cross, Emmet Ryan, Brunell


Artists Protest Dublin’s Abbey Theatre: “We’re Being Paid What We Earned 20 Years Ago”

“Actors feel they’re being shoved to the bottom of the food chain again. The Abbey’s success is at our expense. They have managed with this model to reduce our already poor remuneration to pre-millennium levels.” – Irish Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Dublin, Abbey, 01.09.19


Gang jailed for £3m Dublin drugs smuggling plot

A lorry loaded with 26kg of cocaine was stopped by border officers at Holyhead Port in Anglesey in June.
Tags: News, Dublin, Anglesey, Holyhead Port


Our favorite budget hotels in Dublin for 2019

Cheers to Dublin! While prices have increased across the board in the last few years — in fact, it was recently declared more expensive than London! — it is still possible to enjoy the Irish capital while sticking to a budget. From pubs to museums, there is plenty of Cheapo-friendly things to do in Dublin. But what about accommodations? More Dublin travel tips: • 5 Free museums in Dublin • 5 Easy ways to save on dining in Dublin • Hotels in Dublin under $100 per night Best budget hotels in Dub...
Tags: Travel, London, Dublin, Dublin Hotels, Dailycheapo, Cheapo, Ashfield, Hazelbrook House, Ashfield House Ashfield Hostel, Temple Bar Trinity College Doubles, Ashfield Hostel, Dergvale Hotel Dergvale Hotel, Dergvale Hotel, Anchor Guesthouse


Wilson 'definitely worth £50m' - Dublin

Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson is "definitely worth" £50m and would make Chelsea a "better side going forward", says BBC Sport pundit Dion Dublin.
Tags: News, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Dublin, Callum Wilson, Wilson, BBC Sport


Bellator 217: Leah McCourt to fight Dutchwoman Hatice Ozyurt at the 3Arena in Dublin

Former IMMAF amateur world champion Leah McCourt is added to the undercard for the Bellator 217 fight night on 23 February in Dublin.
Tags: News, Dublin, Leah McCourt, Hatice Ozyurt


Keating and McCarthy win as Dillon suffers Portmarnock Links rollercoaster

Joe Dillon. Picture courtesy PGA. Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images Joe Dillon made an eagle and six birdies in a rollercoaster 70 but was left to rue three bogeys and two double bogeys as Seapoint’s Dylan Keating and Black Bush professional Stephen McCarthy claimed the top prizes in the TaylorMade Winter Series at Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links.Keating, the reigning Irish and...
Tags: Sport, Css, Golf, Dublin, Mccarthy, Keating, Dillon, Naas, Portmarnock, Stephen McCarthy, Conor O Rourke, Joe Dillon, Amateur golf, PGA Irish Region, Portmarnock Links, Pat Cashman


Ireland's national theatre accused of deserting Irish talent

More than 300 actors, directors and designers say the Abbey theatre is wreaking ‘devastation’ by buying in and co-producing showsThe Abbey theatre in Dublin has staged some of Ireland’s greatest plays but is now at the centre of an unwanted drama after it was accused of wreaking artistic “devastation” on the country’s theatrical community.In an open letter published on Monday a roll-call of Irish talent including actors Aidan Gillen and Ruth Negga said the country’s national theatre had gutted i...
Tags: Europe, Theatre, World news, Culture, Ireland, Stage, Dublin, Aidan Gillen, Ruth Negga


MPs must stop 'wishful thinking' and back May on Brexit – Irish deputy PM

Simon Coveney says ‘there is no alternative 585-page agreement waiting to be dusted off’MPs who are planning to vote against Theresa May’s deal need to stop their “wishful thinking” that the EU will re-open Brexit negotiations, the Irish deputy prime minister has said in a hard-hitting speech in Dublin.“These are fateful days and weeks in British politics. I remain convinced that there is a majority in the UK parliament which will do all it can to avert a disastrous crash-out Brexit,” Simon Cove...
Tags: Europe, UK, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Dublin, Article 50, Brexit, Simon Coveney


Risk of no-deal Brexit remains: German foreign minister

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Britain could crash out of the European Union without a deal, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday, urging British lawmakers to back an agreement that Prime Minister Theresa May sealed with the bloc last year. "Even a no-deal scenario is still an option -- despite the serious damage that this would cause on both sides," Maas said in a speech at Ireland's annual ambassadors' conference. He added that the EU would not accept a hard border separating EU-memb...
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Ireland, Theresa May, Dublin, Brexit, Reuters Britain, Heiko Maas, Maas


A tip for Brits at the US border | Letters

Fly with Aer Lingus via Dublin, recommends Roy BoffyThe answer to Emma Brockes’s problem with the notoriously hostile US immigration “service” (Journal, 7 January) is to fly with Aer Lingus via Dublin from Birmingham. Dublin airport has a US immigration desk that provides clearance and avoids the trained gorillas at JFK and other US airports. I always find the American staff at Dublin friendly and helpful and it adds little to journey times.Roy BoffySutton Coldfield, West Midlands• Join the deba...
Tags: Europe, US, Aer Lingus, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Air transport, US immigration, Dublin, Jfk, Emma Brockes, Roy BoffyThe, Birmingham Dublin, Roy BoffySutton Coldfield West Midlands


Norwegian sale one-way Europe

On the heels of rumors that the airline was about to shut down entirely, Norwegian Air is offering one-way fares for as low as $99 to a variety of European destinations from the US. Flights are available from several major US cities, including Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Oakland, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Boston. A full list of fare options is available on the official sale site, but here are a few of our favorites: New York to Guadeloupe for $59 New York to Edinburgh and Dublin...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, London, Boston, US, Los Angeles, Chicago, Paris, Edinburgh, Dublin, Guadeloupe, Oslo, All, Fort Lauderdale, Flight Deals


Whistleblower alleging sex abuse at Ohio State is arrested

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man whose claims helped spur the investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor has been jailed in Columbus, where he’s accused of telecommunications harassment. A warrant was issued for 50-year-old Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, after he missed a Friday court date. DiSabato turned himself […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Dublin, Ohio State, Columbus, COLUMBUS Ohio, Mike DiSabato, DiSabato


An e-cigarette caught on fire on an American Airlines flight in Chicago (AA)

An e-cigarette caught fire shortly after an American Airlines plane landed in Chicago on Friday. Flight attendants quickly extinguished the blaze, the airline said in a statement.  It's the latest incident in a spate of electrical fires onboard planes.  The battery of an e-cigarette ignited on an American Airlines flight shortly after landing at Chicago’s O’Hare airport on Friday, USA Today first reported. In a statement to Business Insider, an airline spokesperson said "flight attendants ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Aer Lingus, Consumer affairs, Chicago, Paris, Tsa, Dublin, Jfk, Usa Today, Transportation Security Administration, American Airlines


Dublin man John Gilligan to petition Supreme Court

John Gilligan was arrested at an airport with a suitcase containing nearly 23,000 euros.
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Dublin, John Gilligan


Germany and Ireland step up efforts to find Brexit border ‘fix’

Countries try to help Theresa May get EU withdrawal deal approved – but Brexiters are warned talks will not reopenGermany’s foreign affairs minister is to fly to Dublin on Tuesday for Brexit talks as relations with Ireland intensify in an attempt to find a “fix” that will help Theresa May get the EU withdrawal agreement ratified.Heiko Maas will address an annual gathering of Ireland’s global diplomatic corps and take part in an unofficial fourth round of talks between Ireland and German leaders ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Angela Merkel, Berlin, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Dublin, Article 50, Leo Varadkar, Brexit


Eat Like a Local on a Neighborhood Food Tour

Are you experiencing a new country with all five senses? Are you taking advantage of the fact that most places are laying out their culture on a buffet and inviting you to into local life by eating their food? I once got on a flight to Central America and was surrounded by one of those mission groups in matching T-shirts. You know, the ones who spend $1,500 each on something not called a vacation...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories Eat Like a Local on a Neighborhood Food Tour -...
Tags: Travel, Food, Alabama, Rome, Food & Drink, Italy, Dublin, Central America, Cuisine, Europe Travel, Us Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Rotterdam, Food Travel, SAN ANGELO, Food And Travel


The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 5, 2019

Fresh Snow on Red Barn Near Salmo, British Columbia, Canada. Haney The IM Saturday Monks Brunch: January 5, 2019 Welcome to our first Brunch of the new year! • • • The religious makeup of the new Congress Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Muslim, the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress, is sworn in while placing her hand atop Thomas Jefferson’s personal copy of the Quran. Like the rest of U.S. society…the new Congress is a bit more diverse, with Christians making up 88 percent of the member...
Tags: Usa, Congress, Abc, Washington, China, Religion, Elizabeth Warren, Jerusalem, Earth, Hillary Clinton, House, Moon, Joseph Smith, Armenia, Michigan, Jordan


Whistleblower alleging sex abuse at Ohio State is wanted man

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man whose complaints helped spur an investigation into alleged, decades-old sexual abuse by an Ohio State team doctor is a wanted man in Columbus after missing a court date that he said he thought was postponed. A warrant was issued for Mike DiSabato, of suburban Dublin, after he didn’t show […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Dublin, Ohio State, Columbus, COLUMBUS Ohio, Mike DiSabato


Eric Garcetti for president? He’d be a long shot — with reasons for hope

He’s a nice guy, a polished campaigner. He’s the mayor of one of the nation’s biggest cities. He’s also from the nation’s biggest state, a state that’s about to play a larger-than-usual role in his party’s presidential nomination process. If Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti enters the Democratic race for president in 2020 – and he’s expected to announce a decision soon — all those factors could help him, or just as easily harm him. That’s the consensus view of 10 political professionals and polit...
Tags: New York, California, Senate, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, Arkansas, Bill Clinton, New Orleans, Nice


10 Reasons Why I Chose Chiang Mai as My Winter Home Base

Chiang Mai is the capital of the northern province of Thailand. For years, it’s been a digital nomad hub and for good reason. Here are my top reasons for choosing Chiang Mai as my winter home base. 1) It’s cheap. Thailand, in general, is quite cheap by Western standards. True, you can easily go broke in Thailand if you don’t manage your budget. In Chiang Mai, I can rent a nice...Read the whole entry... »          Related Stories TradFest: Celebrating Music in Dublin’s Temple BarTake a Western S...
Tags: Travel, Food, Activities, Thailand, Food & Drink, Dublin, Budget Travel, Expats, Chiang Mai, Asia Travel, City Or Urban Travel, Chaing Mai