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(...)

Soldiers mark the  Rising at Eastertime  at the GPO, above. A series of trails including one retracing  events of the  Rising has been launched,  taking in  the GPO, the Royal College of Surgeons, Moore Street, O’Rahilly Parade and the Garden of Remembrance, and focuses on the six days of the Rising. File photograph:    Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A series of trails including one retracing the events of the Easter Rising has been launched. Dublin Discovery Trails comprises four different theme(...)

The number of visits to Ireland has increased from 6.5 million in 2012 to 7.6 million last year.

The number of overseas visits to Ireland rose again in the first three months of 2015, and tourists are spending more money according to new figures. (...)

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 (...)

Minister for Tourism Paschal Donohoe has welcomed Central Statistics Office figures that show that visits to Ireland increased by 600,000 in 2014 compared to 2013. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

More than 600,000 more people came to Ireland in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. I(...)

Visitor numbers have rebounded and have now returned to pre-recession levels, according to Fáilte Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Dublin will need more hotels to cope with the expected increase in visitor numbers next year, Fáilte Ireland chairman Michael Cawley has said. (...)

The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, won the “Best Tourist Attraction” at the third annual ‘InBusiness’ Editor’s Choice Awards in Dublin. Pictured is the Loop Head Lighthouse in County Clare. Photograph:  Valerie O’Sullivan

The Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland’s first long-distance touring route, won the “Best Tourist Attraction” at the third annual InBusiness Editor’s Choice A(...)

Erin (8) and Eve Kirby (7) dancing in Dublins last year to highlight the St. Patrick’s festival. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Public funding of almost €2 million has been allocated for major festivals next year, including €1 million for the St Patrick’s Festival in Dublin. Fá(...)

Between November and January, visitors to Ireland increased by 102,500 on the same period the previous year, to 1.35 million. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

There were 102,500 more visitors to Ireland from abroad in the fourth quarter of last year compared to the same period in 2012, a rise of 8.2 p(...)

Fáilte Ireland says advance bookings are already ahead of a year ago and seven out of 10 hotels are anticipating further growth.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

Confidence in the tourism sector is the highest it has been since the recession, according to Fáilte Ireland. Outlining its end of year report, the to(...)