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Irish off to costa plenty

IRISH holidaymakers are splashing out more for their travel essentials than most other nationalities a survey has found.

The Visa Europe Suitcase Index compared everything from sunglasses to Speedos, across 17 major holiday destinations around the world.

The findings outlined that Ireland is the fourth most expensive country to stock a suitcase with holiday essentials and we are advised to wait until getting to our destinations to buy suncream, toothbrushes and sunglasses. The cheapest country to fill a suitcase was India, at €547, while Portugal came second cheapest at €626.