Wednesday May 27, 2020

The inner life of Ireland’s favourite summer hot spot

This month, 230,000 Irish people will head to Spain. Its turbulent but interesting political life is well worth a thought, in between sangrias

5th August, 2018

Going to Spain for your holidays? You’ll be one of 230,000 people flying from Ireland to Spain this month (assuming similar numbers to last year).

A fifth of all trips abroad by Irish residents last year were to Spain - 1.7 million journeys. We spent €1.5 billion in the process - more than we spent on trips to France, Germany, Italy and Portugal combined (according to the CSO).

As in much of Europe, Spanish politics...

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