The Long Room, Trinity College: inspiration for the set of Harry Potter

Ireland’s tourism promoters do not have the advertising spend in China that countries like Australia do, but they have proven very adept at getting th(...)

 Performers at the Galway International Arts Festival. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The old cliché of the welcoming Irish has been reinforced by a new travel survey which places three of our cities in the top four for global friendlin(...)

Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

A major US tour operator has become among the first to create a romantic Irish tour for the LGBT market following the passage of the marriage equality(...)

The Cliffs of Moher, a popular tourist attraction. The Central Statistics Office released figures showing that this was the fifth consecutive year of increasing visitor numbers. File photograph: Hon Lau/Getty Images

Overseas visitors travelling to Ireland increased 12 per cent for the first five months of this year compared with the same period last year, accordin(...)

Royal County Down golf club. More than 80,000 golf fans will gathering to see some of the world’s top golfers compete. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The Irish Open is expected to be a sell-out this week, with more than 80,000 golf fans gathering in Co Down to see some of the world’s top golfers com(...)

Crowds react in the court yard at Dublin Castle on Saturay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Less than 24 hours after Ireland voted to introduce same-sex marriage Tourism Ireland launched a new campaign to promote the country as a wedding and (...)

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 Ireland over the coming decade, according to a new (...)

Shelbourne Hotel general manager  Stephen Hanley addresses a staff training workshop. The Irish Hotels Federation is urging the Government to maintain the special 9 per cent tourist industry VAT rate introduced in 2011 to aid recovery in the sector by allowing it to cut costs and compete with the rest of Europe.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Hotel room rates in Dublin will return to their 2007 peak of €109 a day next year on the back of growing demand and a lack of new supply, a report pu(...)

Max Sorensen, Craig Young and Kevin O’Brien  at the announcement that Tourism Ireland will sponsor the Ireland team at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tourism Ireland hope to tap into the potential 2.5 billion global audience for Cricket World Cup matches after they were unveiled as sponsors for the (...)