View from slopes of Croagh Patrick, Co Mayo. Photograph: Joe Cornish/Riser/Getty.

The number of tourists visiting Ireland is set to hit record heights in 2015 with more than 7.4 million arriving in the first 10 months of the year be(...)

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(...)

 Irish Ambassador Dan Mulhall: Along with  businessman John Mills and economist Vicky Pryce, he will lead a panel discussion on Brexit  at a conference London. Photograph: Malcolm McNally

Irish business leaders in Britain will consider the impact of a possible British withdrawal (Brexit) from the EU at the annual conference of the Iri(...)

Tourism Ireland is set to use a video to invite LGBT couples from around the world to celebrate their weddings and honeymoons in Ireland.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tourism Ireland was quick off the mark after Ireland’s Yes vote in the marriage referendum in May – within 24 hours of the vote, it had launched its “(...)

Havana: Rules on who can go to Cuba have been loosened recently. Photograph:  Ana Rodriguez/AFP/Getty Images
Road Warrior

New services from the US to Cuba coming This week the United States and Cuba will hold talks in Havana on resuming scheduled air services between the (...)

Hoteliers are likely to dispute the findings of the Hotel Price Index. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The cost of staying in an Irish hotel room jumped by more than 15 times the rate of general inflation in the first six months of the year, according t(...)

The Long Room, Trinity College: inspiration for the set of Harry Potter

Ireland’s tourism promoters do not have the advertising spend in China that countries like Australia do, but they have proven very adept at getting th(...)

 Performers at the Galway International Arts Festival. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The old cliché of the welcoming Irish has been reinforced by a new travel survey which places three of our cities in the top four for global friendlin(...)

Eibhlin’s daughter Dorothy Moriarty Henggeler was the Washington Rose in 2011.

In June this year, Dick and Eibhlin Henggeler bought the Fels Point Hotel in Tralee in memory of their late daughter Dorothy, who was the 2011 Wash(...)

The Roses walk in Tralee Town Park at the opening of the Rose Walk dedicated to 2011 Washington DC Rose Dorothy Henggeler, who died last year. Photogaph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

In April last year the 2011 Washington DC Rose, Dorothy Moriarty Henggeler, died of a brain haemorrhage shortly before her 28th birthday. Her parents(...)