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Berlin controls informal rentals

Berlin is clamping down on the informal holiday rental market encouraged by websites such as Airbnb on the grounds that it having a detrimental effect on hotels and other official forms of tourist acc...
Barcelona News

Barcelona best airport in southern Europe

Barcelona's El Prat airport has been classified as the best airport in southern Europe for the third year running according the Skytrax survey of 13 million passengers in 120 countries. The survey tak...
Dublin News

Dublin builds replica Viking house

Botanic Gardens hosts Viking structure Construction of a Viking house using traditional building material and methods is nearing completion on the grounds of the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin...
Madrid News

Madrid bike sharing scheme

Madrid's new bike sharing scheme, which was due to start on 1 May, has now been delayed, with no new date given for the start up. The project, which was awarded to Bonopark under a €25 million...
Dublin News

Dublin street artist decorates Brown Thomas

Dublin street artist decorates Brown Thomas Maser designs window displays at historic Dublin store Ireland's best known street artist has been commissioned to decorate one of the country's most hi...
Dublin News

Airfield farm reopens in Dundrum

Working farm in Dundrum reopens after three-year renovation Airfield Farm in the affluent south Dublin suburb of Dundrum officially reopened to the public in mid-April following a three-year, &euro...
Berlin News

Achtung Berlin

This festival, which runs from 9-16 April, focuses on new films that have been shot in or around Berlin and Brandenburg. It screens documentaries, shorts and features before they go on general rel...
Berlin News

Lesbian cemetery opened in Berlin

A space for the burial of lesbians has been reserved in central Berlin graveyard. Spaces for 80 burials or ashes have been set aside in the Lutheran Georgen Parochial cemetery, which was first laid...
Vienna News

More foreign companies relocate to Vienna

More foreign businesses moved to Vienna in 2013 than in any previous year according to figures released by the city. 133 foreign companies relocated to the city, compared with 110 the previous year...
Paris News

Paris votes in first woman mayor

Socialist Anne Hidalgo became the first woman mayor of Paris in a run-off election against Nathalie Krosciusko-Morizet in the municipal elections across France on Sunday 30 March. Despite the low t...
Dublin News

Former Anglo Irish Bank HQ becomes Starbucks

Well known Dublin building welcomes US coffee chain The former headquarters of the failed Anglo Irish Bank on St Stephen’s Green in central Dublin is being turned into a Starbucks coffee outl...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen zoo culls four lions

Copenhagen Zoo has killed four lions (two old parents and their two cubs) to make way for a new male lion from another city for breeding with two females at the zoo. The culling of the lions comes...
Dublin News

Restoration of Dublin's O'Connell Tower

Visitors to climb round tower for first time in four decades Visitors to Dublin’s Glasnevin Cemetery will be able to climb the giant O’Connell Tower for the first time in more than four...
Paris News

Women race for Paris

With only a week before the municipal elections in France two women are battling it out to become the next mayor of the capital. The present socialist deputy mayor Anna Hidalgo is standing against Nat...
Vienna News

Vienna offers new 48-hour visitors card

Vienna launches a new 48-hour visitors card on 1 April. Costing €18.90 it provides free travel on all the city’s public transport, reduced fares from the two airports to the city centre,...
Copenhagen News

Danish women subject to most violence in EU

Over half of Danish women have experienced physical abuse, the highest percentage among the 28 countries of the European Union. This is the finding of a new report released by the European Union Agenc...
Madrid News

Madrid to search for Cervantes

The search for the body of poet, novelist and playwright Miguel de Cervantes could start in March or April now that the Madrid regional government has given its permission. The project will search...
Barcelona News

Admission fee to Montjuïc

Visitors to Montjuïc castle can no longer see the fortress for free but have to pay a €5 entrance fee, as from 1 March. The castle, which was handed over to the city by the Spanish minist...
Paris News

New low-cost ferry offers from France to UK

New low-cost ferry services are to start between Le Havre and Portsmouth four times a week on 25 March. The service, to be run by Brittany Ferries, will cost €96 one-way for two passengers plu...
Berlin News

Berlin to tax visiting dogs

Tourists to Berlin who are accompanied by their dogs will have to pay an added sum on their hotel bills. From the beginning of 2014 visitors to Berlin are paying a five per cent hotel tax on top of...
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