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(...)

A link on the Asos site leads to a short game to create an itinerary for a trip to Dublin or Belfast

Tourism Ireland is advertising city breaks in Dublin and Belfast to the 8 million British shoppers who use fashion and beauty site Asos.Building on wh(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister Pascal Donohoe  launch the Government’s tourism policy at Kilkenny Castle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish tourism sector will be refocused to concentrate on attracting high-spending tourists to Ireland over the coming decade, according to a new (...)

In the spirit of St Patrick’s Day: Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Photograph: Gareth Easton/PA

New York Up to two million people lined Fifth Avenue in New York to watch the marching bands, majorettes and army veterans making up the annual St Pat(...)

True colours: A man  cheers on parade participants as they make their way up Fifth Avenue during New York City’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images 3:10

St Patrick’s day celebrations around the world have drawn thousands of revellers onto the streets, from New York and Boston to Sydney and Hong Kong.As(...)

Tourism Ireland spent about €65,000 on greening over 120 buildings and monuments worldwide, including the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building as part of an international promotion of our national day. Photograph: Getty Images

Sydney Opera House charged Tourism Ireland more than any other global landmark to “go green” for St Patrick’s Day last year, figures reveal. Tourism I(...)

Sites to see along the St Patrick’s Camino

Two businessmen from both sides of the border have launched a new walking trail – the St Patrick’s Camino – in time for St Patrick’s Day. The self-gui(...)

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In numbers: Neeson goes green 3 million Number of Facebook fans of Tourism Ireland, which this week shared a 60-second film in which movie star Liam N(...)