Irish tourism operators are hoping the stunning landscapes of Skellig Michael which feature in the new Star Wars film will encourage fans of the franchise to visit the country. But conservationists worry that could damage the island’s ecosystem.
Heinrich Böll was a critical voice in the young West Germany, and often met with hostility. To compensate, he flew every summer to a rugged country on the edge of Europe - between moorland and the sea.
Star Wars film sets in southwestern Tunisia are sinking into the desert sands. After loyal fans raised funds for their protection, a tourist agency is trying to grab more tourists' attention.
A beach that was swept away more than 30 years ago from a remote island off the
west coast of Ireland has reappeared after thousands of tons of sand were deposited on top of the rocky coastline.
The 38-year-old Leo Varadkar is set to become the first openly gay prime minister of the Republic of Ireland. The son of Indian immigrants will be the youngest person ever to hold the office and the youngest EU leader.
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