Irish Hotels Federation president Stephen McNally said fewer than one in 10 room nights booked in Ireland is sold through Hotels.com. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

On Monday an unseemly spat broke out in the hotel sector about, of all things, the strength of the recovery in the industry.It followed the publicatio(...)

In Dublin, the index suggests, prices over the first six months jumped 15 per cent to €107

The accommodation website Hotels. com, one of the biggest resellers in the Irish market, said prices of rooms booked via its site rose 10 per cent (...)

Cheerleaders from University of Central Florida during a pep rally in Dublin’s Meeting House Square. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An American Football game may have robbed Mayo and Kerry fans of the opportunity to watch the All-Ireland semi-final replay in Croke Park today, but t(...)

 Garth Brooks: believed to have watched a live webstream of Dublin City Council’s Monday meeting. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Concern about legal action taken to stop his Croke Park concerts contributed to Garth Brooks’s decision to cancel the events, according to Labour R(...)

Tickets for the now cancelled Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin. The cancellation of the five shows has left Ireland’s image and reputation “tarnished” to overseas visitors, business and hospitality groups have said. Photograph:   Collins Photos.

The cancellation of the five Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin has “tarnished” Ireland’s image and reputation to overseas visitors, business and hospit(...)

Garth Brooks tickets. Photograph: Collins Photos

Some 160,000 Garth Brooks are fans set to be impacted by the refusal of permission for two of the five Garth Brooks concerts planned for Croke Park(...)

Dublin did not feature in the top 10 most expensive places to have a city break. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Dear old Dublin did not make it into the world’s top 10 most expensive places for a city break, according to the annual cost comparison study publishe(...)

Dr Alan Ahearne: Indebtedness remains a pressing issue for many hotels outside large urban areas. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Irish hotels are €5.3 billion in debt and need to reduce this burden by €1.4 billion if the sector is to stay viable, a report by economist Alan Ah(...)

Plenty of the green stuff ready for the weekend. Photograph: David Sleator 1:28

St Patrick’s Day usually brings with it the worst of the Irish weather but parade organisers will be quietly (...)

Minister Frances Fitzgerald: wants Ireland to be a “cold house for child pageants”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Child beauty contests are a theft of childhood, Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has told the Seanad.(...)