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Trek the Camino for MS Ireland

Multiple Sclerosis Ireland is encouraging active travel lovers to escape the Irish summer and trek the 26th consecutive Camino in support of services for people with MS – sign up at www.ms-society.ie. Camino 26 takes place from Saturday, 30th May – Tuesday, 9th June 2015 and is MS Ireland’s longest-running charity trek. It provides a unique chance to walk the ancient Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrim route in Northern

O’Neills of Allihies highlighted in promotion targeting millions of Spaniards

MILLIONS of commuters in Madrid are seeing ads for Ireland right now in metro stations across the city. These ads – 140 of them – feature the famous O’Neills pub in Allihies, renowned for its bright red façade.   Tourism Ireland is working again this year with one of the biggest brands in Spain – the tour operating arm of Spanish retailing giant El Corte Inglés – targeting potential holidaymakers

Dunlough drug smuggler captured in Spain

A MEMBER of the Dunlough Bay cocaine smuggling gang who had escaped prison in the UK last year has been captured on the Costa del Sol in Spain.   Twenty nine-year-old Gerard Hagan from Liverpool was jailed for 10 years in 2008 for his part in Ireland’s biggest ever drugs haul when €440m of cocaine was recovered at Dunlough Bay on the Mizen Peninsula.

Worthy champions

by Striker WELL, the final week of the European Soccer Championship made for some very intriguing viewing, with both semi-finals looking full of possibilities, and many of the erudite pundits still not quite in the “making your mind up” mode.

Time to take a chance

by Striker Well, the present state of the parties in the Euro Finals for the “Boys in Green” is, one down, and two to go! The hope that we could get something out of the first game was taken out of our hands by a very workmanlike team from Croatia, which, all through the match had the upper hand, only ever so slightly, but on the overall just about deserved

Man charged over Dunlough Bay drugs haul

A WELL known South London criminal has been charged in relation to the €440 million cocaine haul made at Dunlough Bay on the Mizen Peninsula five years ago. The 45-year-old, named as Stephen Brown was extradited from Spain to the UK and was charged for his alleged involvement in what is still Ireland’s biggest ever drugs seizure.