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Firms such as Mazars, Deloitte, KPMG and Ernest and Young appear repeatedly in the figures for Government spending on outside consultants. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Accountancy firms, public relations companies, management consultants and think tanks are among those who benefited from millions in Government spendi(...)

The five-star Conrad Hotel  arguably offered the best deal: €270 for a Saturday night

Yet again Dublin hotel prices have been shown to be rising substantially. The annual Crowe Horwath hotel industry survey shows the average room rates (...)

Of 5,382 hotel rooms expected to come on stream in Dublin in the next three years, it is expected that 3,444 will come from new hotels. Photograph: iStock

Just under 5,500 hotel rooms will be built in Dublin between now and 2020, with supply pressures expected to ease significantly by 2019. According to(...)

Dublin’s iconic Gresham Hotel: New owner Riu Hotels and Resorts, which bought the O’Connell Street institution for €93m, has planning permission for 140 additional bedrooms. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The best year for selling hotels in Ireland was 2015, when 63 properties changed hands for €710 million, a figure that seemed unlikely to be beaten i(...)

The former Findlater House office block on O’Connell Street is being converted into a 198-bedroom Holiday Inn Express hotel. It was bought in 2013 for €6.2m by the London-based Seraphine Hotel Group. The 1970s building was previously sold to developer Garret Kelleher in 2005 for more than €30m. Anglo Irish Bank provided funding, and the loan was subsequently transferred to Nama. Eircom occupied the block for many years. photograph: aidan crawley

It’s shaping up to be a record year for tourism, as the Central Statistics Office released visitor numbers for the first nine months showing an increa(...)