The Penn State University cheerleading team performing on Grafton Street in Dublin ahead of tomorrow’s game against the University of Central Florida which has been dubbed the ‘Croke Park Classic’. Photograph : Brendan Moran / Sportsfile.

A guide to what’s on around the country on the last weekend of the summer holidays come to an end. National Heritage Week There’s still tim(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Pascal Donohoe interviewed at the unveiling of the restored Molly Malone statue. The minister said the latest CSO tourism figures “show that Irish tourism is having, yet again, another excellent year”. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

The number of overseas visitors to Ireland increased over ten per cent in the first half of this year, according to figures released today.The Central(...)

Peter McKenna, stadium and commercial director at Croke Park. “Certainly the spend per head is up and the number of conferences has increased.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It might be an amateur association at heart but the GAA has proved itself to be highly professional in recent years at exploiting commercial opportuni(...)

The Wild Atlantic Way: a “rugged”, “unspoiled” touring route from the Inishowen Peninsula to Kinsale, being promoted as “the road trip of a lifetime”. Photograph: Slow Images/Getty

It is “wild, rugged, unspoiled” and 2,400km long. Tourism Ireland’s hottest property in 2014 is not a sporting fixture or cultural festival – altho(...)