Star Wars: Skellig Michael, where scenes for The Force Awakens were shot. Photograph: Chris Hill/Getty

A guide who has worked on Skellig Michael, off the Co Kerry coast, for almost three decades says that her experiences over the past two years still ca(...)

Nordic walking group, in the grounds of Kilruddery House in Bray. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Nordic walking originated as summer training for cross-country skiers in Finland. These days, groups of adults can be seen in parks and woodlands acro(...)

Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said: “Meetings have taken place between the Department, local authorities in the midlands and Waterways Ireland about a Blueway concept,” he said. File photograph: BluewaysIreland.org

A new initiative to promote tourism in the midlands is being prepared by the Government, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring said on (...)

Entry to Canada is going electronic from March 15th

E-visas required for Canada from March Entry to Canada is going electronic from March 15th, when visitors to the country will have to have an electron(...)

A plane  over Heathrow Airport in London: Dublin-London is the busiest route in Europe and the second biggest in the world, coming after Hong Kong-Taipei. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Almost 4.5 million people flew between Dublin and London last year, underscoring its position as one the world’s busiest international air routes. Pa(...)

Minister for State Michael Ring: said the increased activity in the past four years meant tourism had been a major contributor to job creation. Photograph: Sportsfile

Tourism is now worth about €5 billion annually to the economy, Minister of State Michael Ring told the Dáil. “The figures for 2015 look very promisi(...)

Visiting a pub is the number on reason people come to Ireland while listening to music in a pub is the number one reason they would return. File photograph: Frank Miller

Charles Lindbergh completed the first solo transatlantic flight in the Spirit of St Louis. Leon Trotsky was expelled from the Communist Party as Jos(...)

Almost eight million tourist visitors spent more than €4 billion in Ireland last year, an 11 per cent increase on 2014 and a record number. Despite th(...)

Isolde Goggin: “The commission’s mission is to make markets work better for businesses and consumers alike”

The issuing of minimum-price recommendations could see trade associations fall foul of competition law, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commis(...)

Wexford Opera House. The city’s opera festival is to receive €110,000

Fáilte Ireland will provide more than €1.8 million to fund 23 “key” events and festivals throughout the country this year as part of the Government’s (...)