Connemara pony ‘Rocky Cashel’ with model Gracie at the launch of the 2015 Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall

Amid corporate hospitality, trade stands, fashion-forward millinery and serious show-jumping, the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS Showgrounds will not be(...)

Patrick O’Donoghue in the RTÉ series The Gleneagle. Photograph: RTÉ

In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart’s Rick famously complains: “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.” And of all t(...)

Westport, Co Mayo, won the 2014 award for best large tourism town. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

The names of the 15 Irish towns shortlisted for the Tourism Towns Awards 2015 have been released by Fáilte Ireland. Co Kerry has the most towns featu(...)

‘When it comes to the marine, we’ve a pretty good record of selling off the family silver, or even giving it away.’ Above, John Fitzgerald takes Lorna Siggins on a seaweed foraging tour. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

There can be few more pleasurable ways to acquire a spot of Latin than wading through cool, clear Atlantic waves off a southwest Kerry beach. I(...)

Aer Lingus staff welcome the arrival of first Aer Cap Airbus A350 at Hanger 6 Dublin Airport. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

51 international events for Ireland in three years The Business Tourism team at Fáilte Ireland is already ahead of target for 2015. It has attra(...)

Tourists on a jaunting car through Killarney National Park: Ireland is the seventh most recalled holiday destination by British people. Photograph: Sally MacMonagle

Tourism chiefs are calling on the Government to boost investment in the sector to underpin its strong recovery. The Irish Tourist Industry Confederat(...)

Easter Rising: Niamh McCann (right) plays Julia Grennan, a Dublin furrier whose partner, a Cuman na mBan member and nurse named Elizabeth O’Farrell (played by Bairbre Ní hAodha), delivered Pádraig Pearse’s letter of surrender to Gen William Lowe in 1916. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Niamhh McCann has probably featured in the backgrounds of more than a few selfies this week. She’s on the streets of the capital, re-creating life at (...)

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(...)

Darren May, Sarah Piggot and Erin Doran enjoy the sunshine in the Dublin Bay area designated a biosphere reserve. Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Dublin Bay has been named a biosphere reserve by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) in recognition of the a(...)

‘Head of a Dominican Monk’ by Rubens from the Russborough House collection

The Government has welcomed the emergence of “white knights” willing to buy paintings from Russborough House that were due to be auctioned at Chris(...)