Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Séamus Woulfe: faced criticism over his attendance at the  Oireachtas Golf Society dinner in Clifden.

A Supreme Court judge has told the trial of four men accused of breaching Covid-19 regulations he had a “hazy, broad knowledge” of guidelines for the (...)

Outdoor dining became a familiar sight in Dublin city centre during the ongoing Covid crisis.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The Irish tourism and hospitality sectors came full circle in 2021. A mid-winter and spring of despair was spawned by lockdown at the beginning of the(...)

Organisations with a strong learning culture are 46 per cent more likely to be first to market with innovations. Photograph: iStock

What motivates someone to leave their job or change career? Money, surprisingly, is not the top answer. Instead, the three basic needs in any wo(...)

Business representative group Ibec has called on the Government to ‘urgently’ increase State financial supports to the hospitality, retail, tourism and entertainment sectors. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Business and hospitality groups are pushing for the Government to roll back recent cuts to the pandemic wage subsidy scheme, due to the impact of risi(...)

More than 44,000 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Ireland in the last 14 days. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

A further 3,578 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the State. As of 8am on Tuesday, there 520 people in the country’s hospitals with the viru(...)

Beer kegs delivered to a Dublin pub on Tuesday. The budget was a ‘disaster’ for the hospitality industry,  said Restaurants Association of Ireland chief Adrian Cummins. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Business groups have given a mixed response to Budget 2022, with some measures welcomed and others branded “underwhelming”. Alongside relief at the c(...)

Tour operators are operating on losses equivalent to 95 per cent of 2019’s business. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

With just a ‘sprinkling’ of overseas visitors and staycation summer nowhere near filling that void experts predict Irish tourism will be in surviva(...)

The Rebels take on Limerick in the All-Ireland hurling final in Croke Park on Sunday. Photograph: iStock

Health experts, civic leaders and gardaí have joined forces to urge Cork hurling fans to stay safe this weekend and avoid contracting Covid-19 as the (...)

Under the new guidelines, bands must be at a distance of at least two metres away from customers. Photograph: Getty Images

Musicians and entertainers, who have spent 500 days locked out of work because of Covid-19 restrictions, have welcomed new guidelines which will permi(...)

 Merrion Hotel in Dublin’s city centre: It hosted a controversial outdoor function for about 50  held by former minister Katherine Zappone and attended by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Government says that Covid-19 regulations allow for organised outdoor events and gatherings of up to 200 people. The advice from Attorney General(...)

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