Wind turbines: renewable energy is the focus of a two-day conference in Dublin this week. Photograph: Reuters

Monday Indicators: Irish manufacturing PMI (Mar); euro zone manufacturing PMI (Mar), PPI (Feb), unemployment (Feb); UK manufacturing PMI (Mar); Ger(...)

Number of overseas trips to Ireland continued to rise with more than 1.7 million visitors during the winter months. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The number of visits from the UK dropped by more than five per cent during the winter months confirming the dampening effect of Brexit on British visi(...)

The Luminosity light show at the Custom House in Dublin, part of the 2016 New Year’s Festival. The 2017 festival will be ‘reimagined’ in a new €2.5m tender. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New Year’s Eve celebrations in the centre of Dublin will be “reimagined” this year in a two-day festival designed to attract more tourists. Fáilte Ir(...)

The Fáilte Ireland tourist office on Forster Street in Galway which is for sale

Fáilte Ireland is to sell its interest in the Galway city tourist office on Forster Street, which has been in operation since around 2000. Sean Coyn(...)

River walk by the Clashawley river at Fethard, Co. Tipperary, with Watergate Bridge and medieval town walls in the background

“A river,” says Terry Cunningham of Fethard Historical Society, “is not just a big drain.” How we manage our rivers depends to a considerable degree (...)

PwC sees Dublin moving up the ranks in terms of daily rates from ninth position to sixth between 2016 and 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The average daily rate for a Dublin hotel stay jumped 15 per cent in 2016 and is set to rise by the same again over the next two years, as occupancy l(...)

Youghal Clock Tower: the four floors of the building  trace the history of the town from the 1400s up until the 1900s

The restoration and opening of Youghal Clock Gate Tower in Co Cork with its emphasis on true personal stories from history epitomises what Fáilte Irel(...)

A new Fáilte Ireland brand will promote “slow tourism” including walking, cycling and boating routes along an area through the midlands from south Ulster to north Munster. File photograph: Getty Images

A new Fáilte Ireland brand to emulate the successes of the Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East is to focus on Ireland’s lakelands. The new (...)

Michael Shanks with his first trout on opening day of 1.1kg on Corrib.

The Great Fishing Houses of Ireland has produced a fabulous new website of Ireland’s 10 premier game angling houses guaranteed to catch the eye of the(...)

The Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou, Nova Scotia,  features a  full-size replica of the ship that carried Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in the 18th century.

Something about Nova Scotia’s dramatic coastline, sandy beaches and lush hills has a look of Ireland to it, like a distant cousin with your grandmothe(...)