Before the current reintroduction the last pair of white-tailed eagles were recorded breeding in the wild in Co Mayo in 1912. File image

Bird found near Lough Erne was part of 2011 Killarney National Park scheme

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe was one of the speakers at the annual Irish Hotels Federation conference. The conference heard how the Government’s special VAT rate was crucial to lessening the rate of insolvency within the industry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Irish Hotels Federation hears how Government’s VAT band key to avoiding insolvency

Holidaymakers in Kilronan, Inis Mór, in 2013.  Workers are spending less time planning holidays on  their desktops and are increasingly booking breaks on smartphones,  Google says. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Google says smartphones rapidly replacing PCs for checking out holiday plans

Protesters taking part in a  Solidarity Walk-Rebelling Against Pylons and Wind Turbines at Vinegar Hill, Enniscorthy.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Fears over loss of landscape, and health and safety concerns have slowed the introduction of new energy options in Ireland

Environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Environmentalist is Ireland’s foremost objector to energy projects

 Niall Walsh at his home in Mount Merrion Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Using less power is one way for Ireland to address its energy problem

IHF president Stephen McNally and chief executive Tim Fenn:  occupancy rates in Dublin rose by 3 per cent in 2014 but hoteliers in other areas said they had not done so well. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Strong growth to €6.45bn masks regional differences, says Irish Hotels Federation

The Healy Pass, Co Kerry. The rise in hotel occupancy in the southwest was up 3 per cent, to 62 per cent. Photograph: Brian Lynch/Bord Fáilte

Industry generated nearly €6.5bn in revenue in 2014, as overseas visitor numbers up 9%

Anti-water charges protest, Central Bank,   Dublin: “Maybe 10,000 people” turned out. Photograph: Dave Meehan

TD Paul Murphy accuses Ryan Tubridy of an ‘exercise in badgering’ on ‘Late Late Show’

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