IAG chief executive Willie Walsh: “There are lots of pilots in the market – there aren’t many who have the qualifications to fly as a captain.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The chief executive of the International Airlines Group (IAG), Willie Walsh, said there is no shortage of pilots in the airline industry, despite rece(...)

The ‘Hospitality Hero’ award went to  James and Beryl Kearney and Gary O’Hanlon of Viewmount House in Longford.

Following on from the Michelin awards on Monday, the great and good of Ireland’s food and drink world gathered in Dublin on Tuesday morning for Georgi(...)

The  entrance hall of the Adare Manor

Can you set a wood fire? How are your flower-arranging skills? What about about making the best Irish coffee in the county it was invented in? Can you(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly: almost all of his  assets have been sold off and so the public scrutiny will soon end. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/PA

The global courtroom travails of Sir Anthony O’Reilly should serve as a warning to billionaires everywhere: stay solvent or every scrap of your person(...)

Dromoland Castle hotel: it is unclear whether the other Dromoland shareholders, mostly members of a Wall Street-assembled consortium of wealthy Americans, have pre-emption rights to acquire the shares

The Bahamas bankruptcy trustee for Sir Anthony O’Reilly says AIB has blocked him from selling the businessman’s stake in Dromoland Castle, the Co Clar(...)

Deerfield in the Phoenix Park: the late 18th century home has been the US ambassador’s official residence in Ireland since 1927. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Donald Trump’s choice for US ambassador to Ireland has not been officially confirmed yet, but he has already asked a decorator to plan a revamp of De(...)

Helen Mirren: The problem with her is – well, there’s no problem with Helen Mirren. At 71, she is still opinionated, acerbic and relevant.  Photograph:  Hayoung Jeon/EPA

It’s official: I am getting older. I have moved the slider on my phone to “larger size” text. More than once recently, I caught the pained expression (...)

King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia arrive at Dublin Airport on July 1st 1986. Photograph: Tom Lawlor

The costs of a visit by the king of Spain, Juan Carlos I, and his wife Queen Sofia in 1986 included a £3,009 bill for a stay by the royal entourage at(...)

European visitors numbers grew to 36 per cent of the market last year from just 7 per cent in 1970. They also accounted for 36 per cent of spending last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The State’s tourism agencies need to focus more of their marketing efforts on mainland Europe than on Britain, according to a leading academic and bo(...)

American decorator Carleton Varney, owner of the upscale decorating company Dorothy Draper & Company and author of more than 30 books

Brian Burns, Donald Trump’s choice as the next US ambassador to Ireland, has asked US interior designer Carleton Varney  to revamp Deerfield, the(...)

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