The Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe resisted suggestions from within his department to raise the lower rate of Vat enjoyed by the hotel sector in Budget 2018. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

High hotel prices in Dublin are “not warranting” the reduced rate of Vat that the tourism sector currently pays, Department of Finance documents outli(...)

Pier jumpers enjoying the weather in Creevy, Co Donegal. The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The tourism industry expressed relief after retaining its special 9 per cent VAT rate, which State officials had suggested might be scrapped in Budget(...)

Lough Derg near Killaloe, Co Clare. Fáilte Ireland plans to build a brand for the midlands similar to that of the Wild Atlantic Way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fáilte Ireland has advertised for consultants to help the organisation build a brand for the midlands to emulate the success of the Wild Atlantic Way (...)

UK Brexit secretary David Davis and European Commission chief negotiator Michel Barnier at a joint press conference last week.

A failure by the British government and European Union officials to achieve progress in Brexit negotiations makes it even more crucial that measures t(...)

Leo Varadkar: he said no decision had been made on the hospitality VAT rate

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said he would be cautious about changing the special 9 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality industry in the upcoming budg(...)

The five-star Conrad Hotel  arguably offered the best deal: €270 for a Saturday night

Yet again Dublin hotel prices have been shown to be rising substantially. The annual Crowe Horwath hotel industry survey shows the average room rates (...)

There are plenty of options available to those who take a different route and  explore other areas. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

It is worth taking time to think about your post-school options as there are a myriad of routes into quality employment, not all through the CAO. Con(...)

Ireland saw an increase in tourism from North America during the early summer months this year. Photograph: Getty

Tourism authorities have expressed concern about falling numbers of visitors from Britain despite an overall increase in trips to Ireland so far this (...)

The Marker Hotel, Dublin: planning a €6 million extension that will add 30 bedrooms. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

There will be 3,000 extra hotel bedrooms in Dublin by 2020, according to the Irish construction industry, which said the increase would support demand(...)

U2 perform during their Joshua Tree Tour, at Twickenham Stadium, London on July 8th. The tour comes to Dublin on July 22nd. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

U2 are bringing the Joshua Tree Tour to Dublin this weekend, the only Irish stop on the tour that will reach 2.4 million fans. Croke Park has been a f(...)

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