‘There’s even the term, Paris syndrome, said to afflict visitors who can’t quite get over the experience’. Photograph: iStock

Emily in Paris might be cliché after cliché, but the French capital does dish out delicious dollops of Ooh Là Là. There’s even the term “Paris syndrom(...)

Dromoland Castle. Christmas parties at the hotel have been cancelled.

Five-star hotel Dromoland Castle and a sister property have in recent days lost out on an estimated €400,000 in Christmas party income. Dromoland’s c(...)

Pumpkin carving and ‘spooky activities’ at the Glenroyal in Maynooth

By bike, like On the edge of Cork city, The Kingsley is a gentle stroll into town through the Mardyke, passing through the lovely Lee-side Fitzgerald(...)

Aoife and Kieran Shiels with their son Conall (7) who is registered with Laura Lynn hospice, along with his siblings Cara (13) and Senan (11) in Ballymacool, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Photograph: Joe Dunne

No matter how familiar you are with the story behind the foundation of LauraLynn children’s hospice, the cruel, coincidental twists of fate that one D(...)

Cliff at Home Gift Box

Our escapist fantasies may have taken a bit of a battering of late, but the good and clever people running some of Ireland’s nicest hotels and guest h(...)

Mark Nolan, managing director of Dromoland Castle. Photograph: Eamon Ward

The general manager of the five-star Dromoland Castle in Co Clare has said the hotel lost €50,000 in bookings in the 48 hours after the Government ann(...)

Adare Manor has won Ireland’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2020.

Limerick’s Adare Manor has won Ireland’s Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2020, for the second year in a row, while EPIC The Irish Emigration (...)

Mark Nolan is managing director at Dromoland Castle. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Hotelier Aaron Mansworth has already had to temporarily close one hotel at Cork Airport as a result of Covid-19. Now, with the Ryanair decision to pu(...)

Damien Bastiat, general manager of Ballyfin Hotel in Co Laois. “Time and space are the ultimate luxuries. There will be a maximum of 24 guests in a 40,000 sq ft hotel.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The new Fáilte Ireland operating guidelines for hotels released this week will pose specific challenges for Ireland’s 36 five-star properties, which j(...)

It is  calculated that a 30%  increase in air fares would cut traffic by around the same figure.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Air travellers face potential fare increases of up to 30 per cent in coming years as the EU increases taxes on aviation, high-profile economist Colm M(...)

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