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(...)

25 Suffolk Street, off Grafton Street, which will show a return of 6 per cent

With the demand for Dublin city centre retail properties at its highest for many years, agents Savills are expecting an early sale of a mixed-use buil(...)

The Intercontinental Hotel Group has posted a 10 per cent profit rise to $648 million for 2014. RevPar – revenue per available room – showed increases(...)

Carlton Hotel and Spa, close to the holiday town of Kinsale, Co Cork

The profitable Carlton Hotel and Spa, close to the holiday town of Kinsale, Co Cork, along with 19 holiday houses, is to be offered for sale on the i(...)

The former Bord Fáilte headquarters at the junction of Lower Baggot Street and Wilton Terrace in Dublin 2, overlooking the Grand Canal

Irish Life is to redevelop the former Bord Fáilte headquarters at the junction of Lower Baggot Street and Wilton Terrace in Dublin 2 after regainin(...)

 A  note from the office of Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys requested the Irish language be relegated to nearer the bottom of the list of principal themes  of the commemorations.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Preparations for the much-criticised official launch of the 1916 commemoration programme in November were rushed, and were undertaken under considerab(...)

Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, Co  Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Thoor Ballylee in south Galway where WB Yeats would climb his “winding, gyring, spring treadmill of a stair” may become a new cultural centre if fundi(...)

Now is a good time to check out Failte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way app. Fresh from its Mobile Ireland award win at the eGovernment Awards, this iOS an(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly said it was important that both Cork city and county were not held back in terms of economic progress. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

The chairman of a specially appointed independent review group to examine local government structures in Cork has pledged to consult widely with all (...)

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(...)