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‘As a responsible Government we have been preparing for different types of Brexit and we will continue planning for the unlikely case of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.’

On Wednesday next week the Cabinet will meet in Kerry and as the Minister with special responsibility for Brexit I will be bringing a memo to colleagu(...)

The hotel sector is still a number of years from achieving sustainability in certain regions, the IHF has said. Photograph: iStock

An increasing number of visitors from North America and continental Europe has boosted business in the hotel sector, the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF)(...)

More than 3.1 million passengers passed through Dublin Airport during June.

Dublin Airport enjoyed the busiest June in its 78-year history as passenger numbers reached a record high, according to the latest figures from the ai(...)

Galway 2020: the city beat Dublin, Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford to become European Capital of Culture

When a group of artists in this year’s European Capital of Culture, the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, wanted to make a point about lack of community engag(...)

A group heading for Dalkey Island at Coliemore Harbour last weekend.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The number of tourists visiting Ireland for the first five months of this year increased by 7.6 per cent on the same period last year , according to t(...)

 Local sourcing, innovation and value are the cornerstones of a new scheme designed to improve food in Irish pubs.  Photograph: Emma Jervis

Fáilte Ireland and the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) are joining forces to improve the range and quality of food on sale in Irish pubs. The “Gr(...)

 Renovated Shaw Room at the National Gallery of Ireland. The gallery was the most visited free attraction in 2017. Marie-Louise Halpenny

A pint of plain remains your only man for bringing the tourists in, with the Guinness Storehouse once again proving to be the most popular fee-chargin(...)

Creevy Pier in Donegal Bay. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Fáilte Ireland, the State tourism agency, is urging businesses in the industry to target visitors from emerging markets such as the Gulf nations, Indi(...)

Gimme shell-ter: a snail in ‘A Wild Irish Year’

On A Wild Irish Year (Sunday, RTÉ1) Dr Tara Shine emerges from the mist, binoculars in hand, ready to watch some deer love. How this became a respecta(...)

AirAsia X topped Rome2rio’s top 10 list of air carriers rated according to lowest cost per kilometre travelled. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

You may think that Ryanair would lead the world as the lowest-cost carrier, but that’s not so. The cheapest airline is, in fact, Air Asia with a rate (...)

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