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Thousands taking bank holiday break

A BUMPER travel weekend is on the cards as thousands of commuters are expected to head for an out-of-town break over the bank holiday weekend.

A CIE spokesman said they've had a 20pc increase in ticket sales since yesterday. Counties benefiting most from people heading off for a spring wind-down are Kerry, Cork, Tipperary and Clare.

"We are phenomenally busy, we're noticing that people really want to make the most of the long weekend. It's great that so many are holidaying in Ireland," the spokesman said.

But some people are travelling that bit further afield. Ryanair spokesman Stephen McNamara says business has been "flying" since Wednesday, with families in particular heading to sunnier climes.

"The Canary Island flights are all full. Across the board bookings are up 10pc compared to this time last year," he said.

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Irish Independent