Willie Walsh: the IAG chief executive   has pledged to maintain Aer Lingus flights from the State to Heathrow for five years. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/PhotoCall Ireland

Transport Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe has said that the Coalition wants the guarantee extended beyond(...)

Many councillors believe Dún Laoghaire (above) has an advantage over the more industrial route from Dublin Port to Dublin itself.  Development of deep water facilities for large ships at Dún Laoghaire would allow cruise ship passengers to arrive within a short stroll of the town itself, amid views of Victorian architecture, the mountains and the bay.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

(...)).Commenting on the proposal, council member Cormac Devlin said the town was designated as a marine tourism port(...)

 Etihad Airways, holder of almost 5 per cent of Aer Lingus, will probably sell its stake if the Government backs the IAG offer. James Hogan, chief executive of the Gulf-based airline, reiterated this recently.

(...). However, the CMA has already said that this would not be appropriate.Minister for Transport, Tourism and(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe stressed that maintaining the low VAT measure for the tourism sector is conditional on the industry remaining competitive on Wednesday. (Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times)

The Republic’s tourism industry must not return to the high prices that damaged its(...)

A training exercise of a simulated helicopter crash in the National Maritime College of Ireland. The college in Ringaskiddy and SEFtec in Carrigaline have worked together to design, manufacture, develop and operate the Grupo Stier training centre in Las Palmas. Photograph: Darragh Kane

(...) tourism José Manuel Soria will mark the partnership with Ireland’s honorary consul in Gran Canaria, Victor(...)

A UK referendum provides an opportunity to turn its problems into the problems of the EU as a whole. Photograph: The Irish Times

(...) based on the common need to protect the EU’s borders from terrorist infiltration, limit welfare tourism(...)

Children perform during the ceremonial reopening of the Bardo museum in Tunis. The museum reopened a week after gunmen killed 20 foreign tourists. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters 1:08

(...) tourism industry.The reopening coincided with the emergence of an amateur video filmed by an Italian(...)

On the basis of the Government’s  figures, the 7.6 million people who holidayed here last year spent an average of €460 each. It now envisages that the 10 million people who will come here in 2025 will increase that by €40 each. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...) launched the Government’s new tourism policy yesterday. The main thrust is to increase both the numbers of(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly, pictured with Mary Fogarty from the Cottage Cafe in Loughmore village, Co Tipperary, said he was keen to see new ideas for renewing villages and small towns. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

(...) books or to develop rural tourism brochures. This time it has to be spent on projects that will sustain(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Pascal Donohoe  launch the Government’s tourism policy at Kilkenny Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish tourism sector will be refocused to concentrate on attracting high-spending tourists to(...)