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A  flotilla  sails by in  Galway city for Culture Night 2016. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

This week, it was announced that Galway had been named the fourth-best city in the world to visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet: an influential listing due(...)

Everything is  vine: Westminster tube station is rebranded as Westminster Jungle in a newspaper promotion. Photograph: Leon Neal / Getty Images

Image of the week: Signal delays The problem with this Westminster tube sign, remodelled as Westminster Jungle on Tuesday as part of an advertising c(...)

The Catholic Church in Ireland has put the collection box out for Irish business, seeking millions to help fund this year’s visit by Pope Francis, according to the ‘Sunday Business Post’. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Goodbody valuation The sale of Goodbody Stockbrokers to Chinese investors will value the business at €150 million, reports the Sunday Business Post.(...)

Skellig Michael featured in the latest Star Wars installment in 2015. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Skellig Ring in Co Kerry has made it onto Lonely Planet’s top 10 list of the best destinations in the world for travellers in 2017. Lonely Plane(...)

Dublin is the friendliest tourist destination in the world to visit, according to users of Twitter. Dublin received the most Twitter praise for havin(...)

The Giant’s Causeway reaches the dizzy heights of number 95 in the list with more than 128,000 Instagram appearances Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Six Irish attractions have made it onto a list of the world’s top 500 must-see sights of all time, compiled by guidebook publisher Lonely Planet. (...)

Lonely Planet: is seeking a Dublin-based development team leader, senior software developer, social news co-ordinator, global news editor and global news reporter.  Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Lonely Planet has announced details of a hiring drive for its new base in Dublin, the city the travel publisher describes as “confidently multicultura(...)

John and Sally McKenna launching their long-running Bridgestone review guides, 100 Best Restaurants in Ireland and 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland. They have also launched apps for their guides. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The web and social media have not been kind to the traditional guidebook publishing industry. Facebook, tweets, TripAdvisor, specialist blogs, and (...)

Iconic Dublin pub John Kavanagh’s, more widely known as the Gravediggers, creeps in at number 46 on Europe’s top 50 secret spots for travellers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Ireland can lay claim to two of Europe’s top 50 secret spots for travellers, according a new Lonely Planet eBook published today.Secret Europe, 50 Tru(...)