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
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 is febrile...
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