A friend of mine, J, lives in LA and although we text and phone regularly, we realised recently that we hadn’t seen each other in the flesh since the summer of 2016. It was a situation that must be remedied, we decided, and as soon as possible.
Rory O’Connor, aka Rory’s Stories, is part of a new wave of Irish and international comedians – including Conor Moore, The 2 Johnnies and Giz a Laugh’s Enya Martin – who have used the power of the internet to carve tidy careers.
Garda Andrew Monahan was speaking at the inquest into the death of German national, Max Tienert (31) who is believed to have entered the waters at the Cliffs of Moher more than four years ago.
‘Traffic bottlenecks’ are developing on the Wild Atlantic Way tourist route in peak season. Fáilte Ireland has said long delays and capacity issues are “negatively affecting the visitor experience”, according to an internal brief.
Dubrovnik, Porto, Barcelona, and the Cliffs of Moher are some of the most attractive tourism locations in Europe. They are also becoming some of the most overcrowded and that has implications for the industry and policymakers alike, writes