Martin Brett of the Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney said co-ordinating the census in the hotel will be a challenge. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Hotel managers all over the country will face a particular challenge on census night on Sunday, April 24th: to chase down an estimated 50,000 guests t(...)

The Hilton Hotel in Manhattan: some 47,000 visitors did not stay in hotels in New York on New Year’s Eve last year, but opted to stay in properties rented through Airbnb

On New Year’s Eve in New York, 47,000 visitors did not stay in hotels, opting instead for properties rented through Airbnb. There are about 113,000 ho(...)

For sale: DIT’s Cathal Brugha Street hotel school

The news this week that DIT’s Cathal Brugha Street hotel school is for sale reminded me of the wonderful years I spent there in the late 1990s. The in(...)

Dublin enjoyed one of the strongest revpar increases in Europe in 2015, coming in second place behind Madrid, but ahead of Birmingham, Athens and Manchester, on the back of “strong interest from investors, a rise in visitor numbers, and the fact the city has a limited pipeline for new properties”.

The Dublin hotel market was the second best performing European market by valuation in 2015, according to a new survey. However it is also one of the(...)

Dublin City Council is considering plans for a 2 per cent tax on hotel stays in Dublin, similar to taxes applied in other European and some US cities, that would be paid directly to the council - not central government.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hoteliers and tourism representatives have urged Dublin City Council not to pursue plans to introduce a hotel “bed tax” in the city. The council is c(...)

Irish Hotels Federation  president Stephen McNally said: “What I’ve noticed most this year is that confidence has improved generally, whether it’s Christmas parties, lunches or Christmas dinner.”  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hotels opening for Christmas lunch and dinner have seen “strong” bookings this year, the Irish Hotels Federation said. IHF president Stephen McNally(...)

The former Findlater House office block on O’Connell Street is being converted into a 198-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel. It was bought in 2013 for €6.2m by the London-based Seraphine Hotel Group. The 1970s building was previously sold to developer Garret Kelleher in 2005 for more than €30m. Anglo Irish Bank provided funding, and the loan was subsequently transferred to Nama. Eircom occupied the block for many years. photograph: aidan crawley

It’s shaping up to be a record year for tourism, as the Central Statistics Office released visitor numbers for the first nine months showing an increa(...)

The Government has retained the 9% VAT rate for tourism – but with a warning to Dublin Hoteliers against price hiking.

The Government has retained the 9 per cent VAT rate for tourism – but with a warning to Dublin hoteliers against price hiking, which Minister for Fina(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan said the changes are aimed to offer viable alternatives to third level education. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A major overhaul of state-sponsored apprenticeships has been unveiled, aimed at providing school-leavers with a “viable, legitimate, positive alternat(...)

Sinéad Pembroke works in Trinity College Dublin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery: “I can’t think about buying a house or starting a family”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A global shift has taken place since the financial crisis to more insecure jobs, according to the International Labour Organisation. Labour experts(...)