Max Sorensen, Craig Young and Kevin O’Brien  at the announcement that Tourism Ireland will sponsor the Ireland team at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tourism Ireland hope to tap into the potential 2.5 billion global audience for Cricket World Cup matches after they were unveiled as sponsors for the (...)

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(...)

Chris Hadfield’s You Are Here is a compilation of 150 photographs culled from the 45,000 he took while in space. 4:52

Ireland’s favourite astronaut was back in Dublin and it felt like he had never been away. Cmdr Chris Hadfield returned to Ireland to sign copie(...)

Siobhan and Aisling Devine from Coolock, Dublin, at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on O’Connell Street, Dublin. A New York Times journalist found Dublin “rich not only with jovial cheer, but also an abundance of artisan offerings and a creative, literary spirit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dublin is a “newly energised city” with “an abundance of artisan offerings” and “literary spirit”, according to a New York Times journalist living in (...)

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

Christoph Mueller, chief executive officer of Aer Lingus Group. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

When outgoing Aer Lingus boss Christoph Mueller starts his new job as chief executive of Malaysia Airlines next spring, he may find it difficult to ke(...)

President Michael D. Higgins and China’s president Xi Jinping  inspect honour guards inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters/Jason Lee

President Michael D Higgins yesterday spoke of Ireland’s past and present contributions to the globe’s intellectual life and matters of trade as the m(...)

President Michael D Higgins: will be attending events in China aimed at promoting Ireland run by the Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland, IDA Ireland and Tourism Ireland, as well as the Science Foundation of Ireland, the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and representatives from the universities.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There is a strong business flavour to this week’s visit by President Michael D Higgins to China as he will be attending events aimed at promoting Irel(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife  Sabina Higgins are shown around the Forbidden City in  Beijing. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

President Michael D Higgins began his high-profile state visit to China with a tour of the Forbidden City at the heart of the capital Beijing, on a mi(...)

Christoph Mueller: also intends staying on as a director of Tourism Ireland

Christoph Mueller will not cut all ties with the Republic when he leaves to take up his new post at Malaysia Air at some point early in 2015. In fact,(...)