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(...)

Creevy pier in Donegal Bay:  about one in five businesses in Donegal is related to tourism. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

At least €125 million of the €250 million total the Government proposes spending on tourism should be ringfenced for the west of Ireland, a leading i(...)

US tourists at Lough Tay, Co Wicklow. Economic growth in key markets such as the US and a favourable dollar exchange rate are benefitting Irish tourism

Signs that this year is set to be a record year for tourism have prompted industry figures to call on the Government to set more ambitious targets for(...)

 ‘My second suggestion is that walking the pier in Dún Laoghaire becomes one of the top 10 tourist attractions for all visitors to Dublin.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The men that quarried out the granite to build the East and West piers in Dún Laoghaire harbour hardly had cruise ships such as the Titanic in their m(...)

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(...)

 The number of overseas visitors to the Republic grew by 9 per cent to 7.3 million this year, the highest number since 2008. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien /The Irish Times

Visitors to the Republic spent more than €3.5 billion this year, almost €300 million more than in 2013.The number of overseas tourists grew by 9 per (...)

Figures released this week show that 1,075,000 tourists visited Clare’s famous cliffs in 2014, an increase of 12.5 per cent since last year. Photograph: Getty Images

Nearly 1.1 million people visited the Cliffs of Moher in 2014, breaking the one million mark for the first time, while the numbers of tourists visitin(...)

Aer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an additional 32 paid days off.

MARTIN WALL, Industry CorrespondentAer Lingus has claimed that revised rosters being sought by cabin crew at the airline would see them receive an add(...)

The tourism industry is on course to deliver 7.5 million visitors next year to Ireland and between 5,000 and 6,000 new jobs, its representative body has said. The  ITIC wants the tourism policy review currently being undertaken by the Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar to be “robustly evidenced based, responstive to international market trends, coordinated across the whole of Government, and transparent and consistent in its implementation”.

The tourism industry is on course to deliver 7.5 million visitors next year to Ireland and between 5,000 and 6,000 new jobs, its representative body h(...)

The Strypes will perform at the New Year’s Eve concert in Dublin’s College Green along with Ryan Sheridan, MKS and headliners Madness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin and Limerick will be the centrepiece locations for tomorrow night’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. The capital will hope to solidify its growing (...)