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Rob Rankin, managing director of Vagabond Tours. Photograph: Rob Rankin

September is normally one of the busiest months for tour operator Vagabond, but this season was completely wiped out due to Covid-19, according to its(...)

Hilary Tully, Patrick McGivney and Judy Sheridan objected to  the planning application sought by Kiernan Milling.  Photograph: Alan Betson

On a clear day, a person standing atop Granard Motte will be able to see five lakes, nine counties and three provinces of Ireland. Recently, the so(...)

A range of supports are available for businesses hit by the Covid crisis.

With the State going into lockdown again, times are grim for workers and businesses. But support is at hand for those affected financially by Covid-19(...)

People  eating outdoors in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

After seven months of anguish for the hospitality and tourism sector, interspersed with bouts of intense lobbying and loud criticism of official polic(...)

Businesses in the hospitality sector will be able to apply for government assistance on lost earnings over a set amount

The coalition Government has moved to shore up the beleaguered tourism and hospitality industry by cutting its VAT rate from 13.5 per cent to 9 per ce(...)

Flowers for cutting from the border. Photograph: Taryn Elledge-Penner of Quartier Collective

As historic Irish gardens go, Killruddery surely has it all:a heart-achingly beautiful house set within a gloriously scenic location, surrounded by an(...)

A computer-generated image of the proposed new Donnybrook Hotel. Image: Henry J Lyons

A leading Munster-based hotel group has secured approval for the construction of a €50 million five-star hotel on the site of a former seminary in the(...)

Were our couple to drop everything and race to Cong, Co Mayo, right now they could have themselves an overnight stay in one of the best hotels in the world – Ashford Castle. File photograph: Getty

Pricewatch was delighted to wake up last Thursday morning to realise that it was the dawn of a six-month spell over which Minister for Finance Paschal(...)

Builders are blaming a slowdown in State projects for a fall off in new starts.

Builders are blaming a slowdown in State projects for a fall off in new starts, according to The Sunday Independent. The newspaper reports that the n(...)

The average length of stay on outbound trips was 7.2 nights. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Irish residents took more than 21 million overnight trips last year, according to new figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The number of(...)

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