The former Findlater House office block on O’Connell Street is being converted into a 198-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel. It was bought in 2013 for €6.2m by the London-based Seraphine Hotel Group. The 1970s building was previously sold to developer Garret Kelleher in 2005 for more than €30m. Anglo Irish Bank provided funding, and the loan was subsequently transferred to Nama. Eircom occupied the block for many years. photograph: aidan crawley

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The Procession of Light picutred going down Grafton Street in Dublin as part of the New Year’s Festival tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

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The 17-deck, 3,000-passenger Grand Princess,  escorted by Dublin Port Company tugboats, arrives at the mouth of the Liffey.  Photograph: Eric Luke

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Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said:  “We have to move on now from the Garth Brooks concerts. We are planning a number of festival events around the days of the concerts.” Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Video: Loop Head celebrates being the best place to visit, even in gale-force winds and fog

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‘Tourism, for us, is an exciting business to be in’: Cillian Murphy, owner of Murphy Blacks and chairman of Loop Head Tourism. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“The good thing about local communities, such as that in Loop Head, is that they can do a polished job of their own tourism sub-brand. They don’t have(...)