Tourism Ireland is set to use a video to invite LGBT couples from around the world to celebrate their weddings and honeymoons in Ireland.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Tourism Ireland was quick off the mark after Ireland’s Yes vote in the marriage referendum in May – within 24 hours of the vote, it had launched its “(...)

Enjoying the afternoon dancing at the Spa Wells during the Matchmaking festival in Lisdoonvarna on Sunday. Photograph: Eamon Ward

It is late September at the fag end of the tourism season. Most of the tourists have gone home. Yet in Lisdoonvarna there is not a hotel room to be(...)

Crowds react in the court yard at Dublin Castle on Saturay. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Less than 24 hours after Ireland voted to introduce same-sex marriage Tourism Ireland launched a new campaign to promote the country as a wedding and (...)

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(...)

“At the end of the day it’s about love – that’s what the matchmaking festival has always been about. Ireland is leading the world on a lot of gay issues and hopefully we will have gay marriage soon, so the time is right for something like this to take place,” said Mr McGuinness.

Europe’s oldest matchmaking event is going pink this year, with a new gay and lesbian weekend taking place at(...)