I start by making some calculations to soothe myself. Using the Rail & Sail combo route from London via Holyhead to Dublin takes nine or so hours; to fly between the two cities takes 50 minutes – but a few hours have to be added on for the to-ing, fro-ing and faffing at airports. A one-way rail/sail ticket costs about 30 quid all in – a flight is double that, unless you're very organised or lucky. Even if you're very disorganised, the rail/sail option can be bought just before you travel at no extra cost.
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Tuesday 04 December 2012
The outcome of a bid by West Ham to move into the Olympic Stadium should be revealed today.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
No arrests made in connection with incident
More than 80 puppies seized by police investigating dog trafficking after being found in “shocking” conditions
Friday 30 November 2012
More than 80 puppies have been seized by police during an investigation into dog trafficking and the alleged sale of dogs on the internet.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Music mogul successful in defamation fight
Sunday 25 November 2012
The owner of PR Newswire is set to return to the British tax fold this week, after having moved its headquarters to Dublin in 2008 to escape what it called the UK's harsh fiscal regime.
Monday 19 November 2012
Etzebeth will appear before an International Rugby Board disciplinary hearing on Tuesday
Sunday 18 November 2012
Humblings of the home nations will force coach Warren Gatland into major rethink ahead of next year's series in Australia
Saturday 17 November 2012
'I had no interest in Irish music,' he recalled. 'I wanted to be a soloist in the Carnegie Hall'
Sunday 11 November 2012
Sailing's governing body reverses decision to replace windsurfing after international outcry
Friday 09 November 2012
Jamie Heaslip yesterday admitted he was "humbled" at being asked to lead Ireland for the first time as succession planning for the captaincy began.
Monday 29 October 2012
Economic Outlook: He insists one million jobs have been created; they haven’t
Thursday 25 October 2012
Former England flanker Andy Hazell has been hit by a 14-week suspension.
Monday 22 October 2012
Exeter Chiefs 12 Clermont Auvergne 46
'60 minutes heaven, 30 minutes hell': It's a 'life lesson' for Joachim Löw as Germany show frailty against Sweden
Thursday 18 October 2012
Germany spent yesterday recovering from one of the strangest results in international football over the last few years.
Sunday 14 October 2012
Giovanni Trapattoni insisted he would not walk away from the Republic of Ireland job, despite overseeing the country's worst competitive defeat on home soil.
Sales of the tablet are set to fall again, say analysts
Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested
George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios
Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
London bus driver allegedly kicks gay couple off for kissing
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
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- 5 Brian Harvey turns up at Downing Street and 'demands to speak to Prime Minister'