Hungary

Karen Coleman: Sinister path Hungary is taking should worry us all

IMAGINE you're on your way home from a great break with your pals in Budapest. The craic was mighty, the spas were fantastic, the massages cleared a few knots, the shopping was terrific and the booze was a steal. So there you are at the airport, feeling all warm and fuzzy queuing for the flight home.

The only problem is ... you won't be going anywhere. There's a big sign at the check-in, saying all Aer Lingus flights have been cancelled because the airline has gone into bankruptcy protection.