A major US tour operator has become among the first to create a romantic Irish tour for the LGBT market following the passage of the marriage equality(...)

The Cliffs of Moher, a popular tourist attraction. The Central Statistics Office released figures showing that this was the fifth consecutive year of increasing visitor numbers. File photograph: Hon Lau/Getty Images

Overseas visitors travelling to Ireland increased 12 per cent for the first five months of this year compared with the same period last year, accordin(...)

The chief executive of Tourism Ireland Niall Gibbons. “China is the biggest outbound market in the world now. There are about 120 million Chinese travelling abroad this year spending over $100 billion.”  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The chief executive of Tourism Ireland says almost 40,000 Chinese tourists visited Ireland last year, compared to 18,000 two years ago, an increase (...)

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly. Ms O’Reilly has said that the Government is continuing to dance around the issue of direct provision centres. File  photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has said that the Republic continues to dance around the human rights issue of its direct provision centres, wh(...)

Ergo chief executive John Purdy,and iSite founder Dave Muldoon

Dublin-based cloud computing firm Ergo has announced plans to create 120 jobs following the acquisition of customer relationship management (CRM) spec(...)

Royal County Down golf club. More than 80,000 golf fans will gathering to see some of the world’s top golfers compete. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/Matt Mackey

The Irish Open is expected to be a sell-out this week, with more than 80,000 golf fans gathering in Co Down to see some of the world’s top golfers com(...)

Crowds react in the court yard at Dublin Castle on Saturay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Less than 24 hours after Ireland voted to introduce same-sex marriage Tourism Ireland launched a new campaign to promote the country as a wedding and (...)

Sarah Phelan (6) with Lighthouse Keeper Gerald Butler from Galley Head lighthouse in The National Maritime Museum of Ireland Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Safe navigation may be their primary purpose, but 12 working lighthouses around the Irish coast are about to open their weather-beaten doors for overn(...)

Mr Mueller took over as chief executive of south-east Asian carrier, Malaysia Airlines, last week Photograph: Bloomberg

Former Aer Lingus chief executive, Christoph Mueller, is stepping down from the chairmanship of the State’s postal company, An Post. Mr Mueller took o(...)

The children packed a rucksack with food, a torch, an alarm clock and a book to help them on the long journey.

Two German children, a girl aged eight and a six year-old boy, are back at home after their plan to run away to Ireland ended after four hours.The chi(...)