People walking dogs on Rossnowlagh Strand in Co Donegal. The number of overseas visitors to Ireland rose by nearly 10 per cent during the summer, according to the CSO. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The number of overseas visitors to Ireland between June and August was almost 10 per cent higher than last year, the Central Statistics Office has sai(...)

Barrels at cooperage display at the Guinness Storehouse brewery

One of the participants on the Tourism Ireland delegation was Fiona Herald, who is business development manager at Guinness Storehouse. At a pleasant (...)

Niall Gibbons of Tourism Ireland said ‘the warm welcome and the craic’ makes Dublin  such  a popular place with overseas visitors. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Dublin has been voted the world’s second friendliest city by readers of Rough Guides, the popular travel guidebook series. This month, Rough Guides as(...)

Tourism Ireland has teamed up with Phil Spencer, co-presenter of the hit Channel 4 TV series Location Location Location, and Classic FM, one of Britain’s largest radio stations, in a novel promotion to showcase Ireland as the ideal “location” to British holidaymakers this autumn.

Could the sight of television presenter Phil Spencer wandering around Dublin last month be more evidence that the property market has gone bananas aga(...)

Darina Allen: scheduled to appear at the festival in Boston

Build it and they will come is what Irish entrepreneur Rachel Kelly is hoping will happen when the doors open on the inaugural iFest event in Boston o(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: says routes to east could run at loss for up to three years. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Still in aviation, despite Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the ensuing tensions with the EU and US, Ryanair is still keen on flying from the Republ(...)

Niall Gibbons: “Our sales mission is a key element of our promotional programme in China, to win a greater share of the three-plus million Chinese visitors who travel to Europe each year.”

Tourism Ireland is teaming up with 18 Irish tourism companies to launch a “blitz” on three major Chinese cities – the capital, Beijing, financial hub (...)

What’s going on?: we’re still no wiser how the centenary of the Rising will be marked. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

We’re getting so close to the 1916 centenary you can almost smell the enormous argument approaching. One of the enormous arguments, at least. So far w(...)

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(...)

Giant’s Causeway, Co Antrim. Alan Clarke said knowledge of destinations such as Dublin, Cork and Kerry was well developed in Britain, while the NI brand needed a bit more promotion. Photograph: John Lawrence/Getty

Steps taken to boost tourism in Northern Ireland will be undermined if the sector is hit hard by Stormont funding cuts, the retiring head of its touri(...)