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(...)

__________ Family hotels __________ 1 Woodlands House Hotel, Co Limerick  The Fitzgerald family have been welcoming guests to the(...)

As well as Dromoland Castle, the company also operates the Inn at Dromoland which it acquired in 2012 for €2.1 million

The owner of the five-star Dromoland Castle hotel in Co Clare saw profits surge last year as turnover climbed from €17.3 million to €19.5 million. Ac(...)

Woman seeking an injunction preventing  Dromoland Castle  terminating her employment as finance manager.

The financial manager of the five star Dromoland Castle hotel has initiated a High Court action aimed at preventing her dismissal. Orla Horgan claims(...)

The diamond tiara, once owned by the late Doreen O’Brien,  fetched more than double its top estimate of €9,000

A diamond tiara owned by the late Doreen O’Brien, formerly of Dromoland Castle, Co Clare, sold for €20,000 at auction yesterday. The 1930s gold head(...)

The annual workshop organised by the National Centre for Tourism Studies took place at Dromoland Castle, Co Clare. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

While the impact of new technology could hit traditional jobs in tourism, the industry can continue to provide valuable employment if the sector and t(...)

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