Westport, Co Mayo: The west, like other parts of Ireland, is enjoying an increase in overseas visitors, many of whom have been attracted to the Wild Atlantic Way which stretches from Donegal to Cork. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:09

At this moment, several foreign journalists are exploring the path of the Wild Atlantic Way, which stretches from Donegal to Cork. They might encount(...)

File photograph of tourists lining the Dublin parade on St Patrick’s Day. Dublin has been voted the 5th friendliest city in the world.Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

It seems that Ireland’s long-held reputation for being welcoming is not just staying but improving as Dublin has been voted the fifth friendliest city(...)

 The Department of Foreign Affairs: organised training and briefing programme. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A group of government officials, leading Communist Party cadres and executives from state-owned enterprises from Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Beijing(...)

Christoph Mueller: Aer Lingus CEO is to step down next May. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The race to succeed Christoph Mueller in the €1.5 million-a-year top job at Aer Lingus is likely to attract candidates from both at home and abroad, (...)

Ministers for Silly Hats: Paschal Donohoe and Michael Ring get ready for a hoedown. Photograph: Fáilte Ireland

Dublin is set to “go country” with a series of events that have been planned to help heal the wounds of disappointed Garth Brooks fans.The country sin(...)

Gwendoline Christie stars in Game Of Thrones – the Northern Ireland Tourist Board has jumped at the chance to exploit the appeal to promote the North as a holiday destination

Record viewing figures for the hit television show Game of Thrones, partly filmed on location in Northern Ireland, suggest the North is the perfect ba(...)

US sportswear firm Columbia brought some of the world’s leading  adventure journalists to  sample a stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way

The State bodies charged with promoting and developing Irish tourism have been busy raising their game of late. So much so that it seems you can barel(...)

The ‘Derry-Londonderry-Doire’ yesterday won the 2,800-mile New York to Derry leg of the Clipper Round the World race.

Even before the Derry City Council-sponsored yacht won the home leg of the Clipper Round the World race, the council said their £1.8 million (€2.25(...)

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones: Visitor attractions for fans of the show promoted by Tourism Ireland  include tours of key locations such as for Winterfell or Pyke.  HBO publicity shot.

The marketing coup which saw Tourism Ireland do a deal with US cable channel HBO whereby the filming of Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland could be l(...)

The cheapest of the new WestJet transatlantic flights are available from St John’s in Newfoundland to Dublin. Photograph: Philip Brown/Reuters

Canadian airline WestJet will complete its maiden transatlantic flight when the first of its newly chartered Dublin services touches down tomorrow mor(...)