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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(...)

The Guinness Storehouse, one of Dublin’s major tourist attractions

Dublin has begun showing some warning signs of over “over-tourism”, according to one expert. Prof Jim Deegan, head of the centre for tourism policy s(...)

Dromoland Castle

Friendly fliers Aer Lingus has been named the fifth most family-friendly airline worldwide by travel website Lastminute.com. The research a(...)

Jonny Boyle and his Sticks omakase pop-up menu

A chef friend tipped me off about Sticks, which is one of the most original pop-ups on the Dublin dining scene. Jonny Boyle and Kate O’Donohoe serve a(...)

Dromoland Castle in Co Clare

Get the drift    The coolest autumnal escape this year comes by way of The Driftwood in Rosses Point. In the picturesque seaside village on(...)

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