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Cruisers at Shannonbridge, Co Offaly

I have to admit that the midlands of Ireland have always represented a bit of a blank spot on the map for me. Up to now, my instinct has always been t(...)

The Government expects to propose restrictions on Airbnb this week. Photograph: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

A new report from Dublin City Council has highlighted major challenges in determining the “scope and dynamics” of the Dublin short-term lettings marke(...)

The chief executive of Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 Hannah Kiely  has announced she is stepping down.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project is in further turmoil over the loss of its chief executive, Hannah Kiely. The development comes ju(...)

The Rock of Cashel: a potential ‘dark tourism’ site as, according to O’Brien, 600 people were massacred there in 1647

Ireland has numerous “dark tourism” sites which should be promoted by Fáilte Ireland in the same way as the Wild Atlantic Way or Ireland’s Hidden Hear(...)

Portugal: the Algarve has dramatic cliffs and golden sandy beaches. Photograph: Getty

After an extraordinary summer, when conflicted travel agents dreamed of rain, while rushing to get the barbecue out and plan al fresco family adventur(...)

The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare. Photograph: Getty Images

An increase in visitor numbers has made it a record first half of the year for tourism revenue in Ireland, according to the Central Statistics Office.(...)

The figure of 1,160,500 tourists indicated an overall increase of 129,000 compared to twelve months earlier.

The Republic received an economic boost last month as the total number of trips here by overseas residents increased by 12.5 per cent, according to th(...)

A  new report from AIB argues that rising investor interest among big funds and pension schemes in large Irish apartment schemes is “critical” to solving the State’s housing supply crisis and easing rent growth, as they provide much-needed funds to support construction in the sector

The surge in activity among high-scale investors in the property market has prompted criticism that they are vacuuming up supply that might ordinarily(...)

Operating conditions in the Dublin hotel market remained “very strong” in 2017, but sector is set to fall short of demand.

A shortfall of at least 1,100 hotel rooms is expected in Dublin by 2020, depriving the exchequer of tens of millions of euro, according to a new repor(...)

The Global Irish Festival Series will be piloted along the Wild Atlantic Way in Limerick and Donegal this October Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A new tourism initiative encouraging Irish emigrants and their descendents to attend a festival in the county they came from in Ireland has been (...)

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