Place: Canary Islands
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
All people returning from Italy and Spain will be met by public health officials at the airport and asked to restrict their movements for two weeks.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2020
The Government has advised against “non essential” travel to parts of Spain.
Wed, 11 Mar, 2020
People should be “pragmatic” about their holiday bookings because of coronavirus, the Irish Travel Agents Association has urged.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2020
One of the exotic pleasure of this island of La Gomera, and indeed of all the Canary Islands, is the variety of fresh fruit one can enjoy in one’s porridge.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
The farmer who dropped by to give unasked-for advice to my friend and his wife clearing their newly bought quarter of an acre of long, abandoned terraces on a steep slope on the island of La Gomera in the Canaries was unequivocal: “Cut it down!”
Sun, 02 Feb, 2020
FIFTY seven Canada geese at Coolmain Strand and 47 Canarian ravens touring the sky above the blunted peak of the long- extinct volcano of La Gomera, in the Canary Islands — Garajonay, the volcano is called, for a pair of doomed lovers, Gara and Jonay, she the Gomera Guanche princess, who fell in love with the peasant boy, Jonay, from the island of Tenerife, 50km across the water, which he swam to reach her.
Sun, 12 Jan, 2020
A NEW survey confirms the presence of at least six rare spiders in Killarney National Park.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
Three weeks after being taken into care by Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, the sea turtle was booked on the Ryanair flight to return it to more familiar waters.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
The crew of American Airlines flight AA-52 reported they had a woman in her 50s who had suffered a fall and had suffered at least once seizure.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
A holiday jet made an unscheduled landing at Shannon Airport this afternoon so a passenger could receive medical attention.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2019
A major power outage in Tenerife has left nearly a million people without electricity.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
An Aer Lingus flight was forced to return to Dublin Airport this morning after the crew reported a ‘smell’ on board.
Fri, 30 Aug, 2019
A fundraising campaign has raised more than €1,000 for a two-year-old boy who is critically ill in the Canary Islands.
Fri, 16 Aug, 2019
A young Irish boy is fighting for his life after a swimming pool incident in Spain.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2019
A wildfire on the Canary Island of Gran Canaria has burned 2,470 acres and forced the evacuation of 1,000 residents.
Sun, 11 Aug, 2019
Among Ireland’s renowned explorers, of whom there are many, one name stands out. Shackleton and Crean (Antarctic voyages), Robert O’Hara Burke (first to cross the Australian Outback) and many others achieved monumental feats of discovery but it is the figure of the fifth century St Brendan who is the true torchbearer for Irish adventure.
Sun, 28 Jul, 2019
THE death of a Co Galway woman in a savage dog attack outside her son’s home could have been avoided if earlier warnings about the animals’ behaviour had been listened to, an inquest has heard.
Thu, 25 Jul, 2019
Our love affair with sunny Spain continues as it remains the most popular destination for Irish people this summer.
Thu, 04 Jul, 2019
The death has occurred of Harry Kehoe, who led the potato breeding programme at Teagasc Oak Park for over 40 years.
Mon, 03 Jun, 2019
For top-class food and drink, and also for its otherworldly beauty, it’s well worth making the connection to La Palma in the Canaries, writes.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
The airport will be a hive of activity this Easter holiday weekend.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2019
With direct flights from Cork to Malta launching next month,visits the breathtaking island.
Sat, 23 Mar, 2019
A stormy forecast is bringing a group of daredevil windsurfers to Ireland to take part in the world’s toughest windsurfing contest.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2019
I’ve set about exploring the fauna of the island. Species are few compared to Ireland but, as always with wild things, be they plants by the wayside, birds in the sky, fish in the sea, or
Mon, 28 Jan, 2019
It’s a great year for mushroom, both field and forest, writes Damien Enright.
Mon, 24 Sep, 2018
Buzzards are returnees. Extinct in the late 1800s, they slowly began recolonisation in the 1930s, writes
Mon, 07 May, 2018
Skinks catching the sun might be mistaken for dribbles of gold escaped from a smelter. Glossy black skins peppered with gold spots, they are strange creatures, neither lizard nor snake, somewhere in between.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2018
In West Cork, it was as warm as the Canary Islands if one was in a sheltered corner or a stoutly built conservatory.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
The Valle Gran in La Gomera in the Canary Islands is much the same as ever, writes
Mon, 19 Feb, 2018
Check out all the results from the European matches today.
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
The return of duty-free shopping between Ireland and the UK would be a silver lining in the aftermath of Brexit, says the managing director of Cork Airport.
Thu, 25 Jan, 2018
Four Irish rowers enjoyed a breakfast of orange juice, fruit, Coca-Cola, and a burger — their first proper meal in a month — after completing an epic transatlantic row in record time.
Wed, 17 Jan, 2018
Four friends have become the fastest quartet from the Republic of Ireland to row across the Atlantic ocean.
Tue, 16 Jan, 2018
An amateur endurance athlete and his three friends are believed to have set a new world record for rowing the Atlantic, raising more than £250,000 in memory of his tragic mother in the process.
Sat, 13 Jan, 2018
First, the perennial question arises of who or what is responsible for the condition of the venerable paterfamilias snoring, mouth agape, in his armchair post Christmas dinner, while his wife and children make like mice so as not to disturb his “well-deserved” rest.
Mon, 01 Jan, 2018
The period between Christmas and New Year is fast becoming peak seasonhas the best options abroad for a Twixmas break – so you can start planning for next year.
Sat, 23 Dec, 2017
More than 20 people were injured on the island of Tenerife when the floor of a nightclub collapsed and sent revellers plunging into the basement.
Sun, 26 Nov, 2017
Astronomers have captured images of a new visitor to our solar system - the first known comet or asteroid to visit us from another star.
Fri, 27 Oct, 2017
In the wake of Storm Ophelia, on the Tuesday morning, we opened the curtains on a world of blinding sunlight, and opened the French windows on a world a-buzz with the sound of chainsaws, writes.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2017
Around 860,000 customers are affected by Monarch Airlines going into administration, the UK's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has said.
Mon, 02 Oct, 2017
A major deal struck by the National Maritime College could signal Ireland’s arrival as world-leaders in safety training for personnel involved in the offshore gas and oil exploration sectors.
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
It’s the time of year when everything is blooming. Wild plants in flower dress every rural lane in gay profusion, plants we never see at other times of year.
Mon, 17 Jul, 2017