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A strike by rail workers partially halted train services around France today.

[ Tuesday, 20th October 2009 ]

A strike by rail workers partially halted train services around France today amid restructuring of the freight sector and fears of job losses. Transport Minister Dominique Bussereau said the one-day strike stopped a third of domestic high-speed TGV trains and about half of the TER regional services.


City pledges safe Olympics after gangsters down chopper

[ Sunday, 18th October 2009 ]

Authorities in Rio de Janeiro defended the city’s ability to control violence ahead of the World Cup and Olympic Games after drug traffickers shot down a police helicopter, killing two officers.


Aer Lingus today reported losses of €93m for the first half of 2009

[ Thursday, 27th August 2009 ]

Aer Lingus announced today that it has made a loss of €93m for the first 6 months of this year. This is almost four times the figure for the same period last year, when they reported an operating loss of €23.4m for the first six months of 2008.


Good News for holiday home owners

[ Monday, 10th August 2009 ]

Ryanair's announcement of 39 new routes to and from the Canary Islands this winter is good news for homeowners and holidaymakers!


Aer Lingus delays delivery of new long-haul aircraft

[ Tuesday, 4th August 2009 ]

Aer Lingus has agreed with Airbus to change the delivery schedule for new long-haul aircraft.


Ireland's Best August Festivals

[ Wednesday, 29th July 2009 ]

The summer is not over yet, so you still have time to catch Ireland's best festivals this August! Take a peak at some of our favorite picks!


5 Best Holiday Deals in Ireland

[ Friday, 17th July 2009 ]

Do not be trapped in your own home these summer months! Check out Holiday Home Direct's top five last minute holiday deals in Ireland!


Indonesian Airlines removed from EU Blacklist

[ Friday, 17th July 2009 ]

The European Commission has removed four Indonesian airlines from its list of carriers banned from taking off or landing in the EU.


Ireland's Best Beaches

[ Tuesday, 14th July 2009 ]

Take a look at our favorite Irish beaches and nearby holiday homes to plan your last minute summer holiday!


Ireland's Unemployment Rate soars to second highest in EU-15 countries

[ Tuesday, 14th July 2009 ]

Ireland has moved from having the second lowest unemployment rate among the EU-15 countries two years ago to having the second highest rate based upon rescent OECD calculations.


Ryanair's 'carry own bag' proposal dismissed

[ Monday, 13th July 2009 ]

Transport Minister, Noel Dempsey dismissed Ryanair proposals to have passengers transport their own bags to the tarmac.


SIPTU Wants Terminal 2 Opening Postponed

[ Friday, 10th July 2009 ]

SIPTU's Branch at the Dublin Airport Authority has asked the DAA to delay the opening of Terminal 2 in response to a significant decrease in passenger flow.


Want to do something different this holiday?

[ Thursday, 9th July 2009 ]

Are you falling into a holiday travel slump? Let Holiday Homes Direct cure you of your holiday blues with our selection of unique holiday homes! Whether it be an Irish cottage, a luxury portugal villa, or an Italian yacht we have something to uplift your spirits!


€200 tax to hit second home owners

[ Thursday, 25th June 2009 ]

Following the publication of new legislation today, owners of investment residential properties and holiday homes could be hit with a €200 tax in a matter of weeks. Environment Minister John Gormley announced today that he hopes the charge will raise €40m annually for city and county councils. The intention is to have the legislation passed by both Houses of the Oireachtas before the summer recess.


Holiday Homes Direct serves up the best Last Minute Deals!

[ Thursday, 25th June 2009 ]

What better way to be frugal than by taking advantage of our amazing last minute holiday deals? A recent survey issued by Holiday Homes Direct revealed the average rents charged by holiday home owners to be down 20% from 2008. With such a sharp decline now is the time to book that trip you've been wavering about all year!


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