Ireland Rugby Team Depart For France With Aer Lingus

Today the Ireland rugby squad jetted off to France on a specially chartered Aer Lingus flight to compete against the best rugby nations in the world.  The specially branded Airbus A320, Green Spirit, departed Dublin at 12 noon and was flown by Captain Caolan Flanagan, who attended the same school as Ireland rugby captain, Johnny […]

French Travel Writers Pay Laois A Visit

Five top travel writers from France have been exploring Laois and Ireland’s Ancient East. They were here as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Ireland’s Blue Book.   Representing various print and online publications with a combined readership of more than 777,000 people – or potential French holidaymakers – the journalists were here to […]

Your Six Nations guide to Paris

It’s that time of year again, as Ireland look to go one better than last year’s strong second-place performance in the Six Nations. The team starts with one of the toughest tests of all – an away fixture in Paris. Last year’s clash ended in a 19-9 victory for Ireland, while the last meeting at […]

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Irish Ferries Says ‘Bonjour’ To 2017

Irish Ferries has opened its doors to bookings on its 2017 sailings to France and to celebrate, the company is promoting a 10% early booking offer on motorist reservations made by September 14th.   Aimed at families seeking the best choice of holiday and valid for travel between January 1st and December 16th next year, Irish Ferries […]

New EU student loans for Master’s in France

Irish University graduates who want to do a Master’s in France can now qualify for a €12 000 loan for a one-year course, or up to €18 000 for a two-year one. Students will benefit from very favourable terms, no collateral and delayed pay-back. The scheme comes from the European Commission’s Erasmus+ programme, and is […]

Roadwatch Guide To Marseille: Getting Around

Getting Around Below you will find details of how to get around the beautiful city of Marseille. From getting to the airport to the city centre and then around the city itself, we’ve got you covered. We also have details of the best way to get the stadium on match day itself. Airport to City […]

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Roadwatch Guide to Marseille: French Rules of the Road

French Rules of the Road: Some Important Differences Here are some driving tips to keep in mind if you’re going to be driving while in France: Firstly, there is a legal requirement for motorists to have a fluorescent yellow bib in the car in case you breakdown, so make sure your car has one and […]

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Driving in France this Summer

Breathalysers From 1 July 2012, all cars in France must have a working breathalyser in it, ready to be used.  Our understanding is that while there will be enforcement of this law from 1 July, fines for not having a breathalyser won’t be imposed unt…