The Cranberries perform at The Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin.

Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries are among a list of props being used to market Ireland as a tourism destination to the Chinese. They figure in ser(...)

St John’s Castle in Limerick shut up shop on Monday due to Hurricane Ophelia

The State’s major heritage sites were among the venues closed all day on Monday due to the severe weather warning. The Office of Public Works, which (...)

Dublin Airport’s Radisson Blu Hotel, meanwhile, is planning a six-storey extension, and planning permission has been granted for a seven-storey hotel in the front car park at the Radisson Blu

The shortage of hotels in Dublin should be eliminated by 2020 and prices become more competitive if tourism numbers slow down, according to a report b(...)

Boats moored at Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We’re getting a new Way, are we? Apparently. Fáilte Ireland wants help to create a brand new brand for the midlands, to follow the success of the Wil(...)

 Chef John Relihan (right), and  Patrick O’Sullivan, president of the World BBQ Association,  at the launch of the World BBQ Championships which take place in Limerick this weekend. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

“This is not your sausages and burgers, it’s the Cordon Bleu of barbecue,” Patrick O’Sullivan, president of the World BBQ Association (WBQA), said whe(...)

Set within the Liberties, St James’s Gate is one of the city’s most dynamic and historic districts

The announcement by Diageo of the development of land at its landmark St James’s Gate site heralds one of the largest regeneration projects of the cit(...)

Pier jumpers enjoying the weather in Creevy, Co Donegal. The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate, which State officials had suggested might be scrapped in Budget(...)

Lough Derg near Killaloe, Co Clare. Fáilte Ireland plans to build a brand for the midlands similar to that of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáilte Ireland has advertised for consultants to help the organisation build a brand for the midlands to emulate the success of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

Tayto Park founder Raymond Coyle launching the Viking Voyage water ride. The Co Meath theme park has been a big hit since opening in 2010, emphasising that if you build attractions visitors will come. Photograph:  Photocall Ireland

With the budget just four days away, the tourism industry is collectively camped beneath a picture of the Sacred Heart praying that its 9 per cent VAT(...)

File image of Liam Cosgrave jnr at Leinster House for a special Seanad debate. File photograph: Paddy Whelan

The Cosgrave family’s involvement in national politics – which stretches back to the foundation of the State – ended in 2002 when Liam Cosgrave jnr, s(...)