An investigation found that the National University of Ireland, Maynooth had breached statutory language obligations by displaying the name of the public body in English only, along with the University’s crest, on its headed stationery.

The highest number of complaints made to An Coimisinéir Teanga (the Irish Language Commissioner) since the office was established in 2004 was received(...)

A striking statue at  Rosses Point in Co Sligo: “Our ocean is a national asset and supports a diverse economy,” notes Dr Peter Heffernan, chief executive of the Marine Institute.

Monday Indicators: UK mortgage approvals (May); German business climate, current conditions and expectations (June) Tuesday Indicators: UK consum(...)

Helen’s Tower, Bangor, Co Down, one of the Landmark Trust’s properties,  is nestled deep in the woods of the Clandeboye Estate. Photograph: Courtesy of Landmark Trust

The Landmark Trust has rescued lighthouses, schoolhouses, thatched cottages, even a castle or two from destruction since it was founded a quarter of a(...)

Kilkenny Castle: Ireland continues to perform well in the domestic market. Photograph: Carsten Krieger

Falling numbers of British tourists coming to Ireland is causing concern for many businesses all over the country. The latest CSO figures show a drop(...)

Powerscourt estate in Wicklow was Ireland’s 9th most popular fee paying visitor attraction in 2016.

Powerscourt estate in County Wicklow witnessed a 14 per cent increase in visitor numbers in 2016 compared to the previous year. In total, the estate(...)

The way gin is served – fishbowl-style glasses with garnishes  – adds to its fashionability. Photograph: Getty Images

No other drink has had such an image turnaround as gin. Such are the currently booming sales of the spirit in Ireland and abroad that the drinks indus(...)

Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich outside the house he built on a truck in Baile na bPoc. Locals in the west Kerry Gaeltacht are finding it almost impossible to get planning permission. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Tiny-house living fascinates Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, though it is more by accident than design. His own tigín in west Kerry’s Baile na bPoc bears all(...)

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. Other popular visitor attractions in 2016 were the National Gallery of Ireland, The Irish Museum of Modern Art and the National Botanic Gardens. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Guinness is good for tourist numbers and the allure of the pint of plain is still the only man for visitors, with trips to the Guinness Storehouse jum(...)

Harpist Marina Cassidy chats with Maurice Moloney of Fethard Business & Tourism Group, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joe McGrath, chief executive of Tipperary County Council, at the launch of the Fethard Horse Country Experience. Photograph: Pat Moore.

One of the country’s most important walled towns, which has a long association with horseracing, now has a landmark visitor attraction to commemorate (...)

The number of people arriving from the UK to Ireland plummeted by almost 11 per cent from 958,100 to 855,800

There has been a substantial drop in the number of UK visitors to Ireland this year as the post-Brexit fall in sterling has made it more expensive to (...)