Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said on Friday that the re-opening of hotels, restaurants, hostels and museums would be brought forward to the end of June as part of phase two of the roadmap to reopening the country. Photograph: iStock

Hotels and B&Bs across Ireland have reported a sharp increase in reservations over the weekend following Friday’s announcement that hotels, hostel(...)

A total of 76 per cent, when asked who the perpetrator was, said it was ‘someone in a position of power – the chef, the owner, the manager’.  Photograph: iStock

A “culture of ill-treatment within the hospitality sector” includes widespread sexual harassment, bullying and verbal abuse, an Oireachtas Committee h(...)

West Cork. “Much of my UK market now comes through tour operators, and the key thing is we don’t want to lose our UK market.” Photograph: Getty Images

Neil Grant, general manager of the thriving Celtic Ross Hotel in the west Cork village of Rosscarbery, has spent the last few years steadily gearing u(...)

Pope Francis  waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience at the Vatican this week. Photograph:  Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Hoteliers have said initial hype around the papal visit’s anticipated impact on accommodation never materialised, with availability and prices remaini(...)

Business leaders in Cork hope that a series of Ed Sheeran concerts at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend will provide a multi-million euro boost to the local economy. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters.

Business leaders in Cork hope that a series of Ed Sheeran concerts at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend will provide a multi-million euro (...)

In its latest pricing survey, Hotel Reservation Services said the cost of a night in a hotel in Dublin jumped by 9.2 per cent – or more than 10 times the rate of inflation – in just 12 months. Photograph: Getty Images¼

Could it really be possible that Dublin is the second most expensive place in Europe to find a hotel room and that it is now within touching distance (...)

Workrate: a hotel-cleaning agency specified that cleaners spent, on average, 15 minutes cleaning a stayover room and 30 minutes cleaning a departure room. Photograph: Fstop Images/Getty

Hotel cleaners are meant to be invisible. Guests prefer to think their rooms are cleaned as though by magic. In reality, it’s physically demanding, lo(...)

Delegates at the Siptu biennial delegate conference. Photograph: @Siptu

The country’s largest trade union has urged the Government to scrap the lower VAT rate in place for hotels and restaurants unless employers in those s(...)

The Merrion Hotel Dublin: cheapest room for next Sunday is €295, falling to €250 on Monday, according to tripadvisor.ie. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The cost of staying at a hotel in the capital has climbed dramatically in recent weeks, and prices are now coming close to matching those recorded at(...)

Limerick remains the best value destination in Ireland at an average of €76 a room. Killarney is the most expensive at €111

The cost of staying in an Irish hotel climbed by 10 per cent, or more than 10 times the rate of general inflation last year, according to a new survey(...)

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