Eileen O’Mara Walsh with her son Eoghan, now chief executive of the domestic tourism association she founded. Photograph: Eoghan O’Mara Walsh

Eileen O’Mara Walsh, a former leading figure in the Irish tourism sector, has died aged 79. Ms O’Mara Walsh, a former chair of semi-State development(...)

A Gathering event in Millstreet, Co Cork in 2013.

Fáilte Ireland, the State tourism authority, is developing a proposal for a rerun of the year-long Gathering series of events that rebooted tourism in(...)

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne:  labelled the Gathering a “scam”. Photograph: Getty Images

Diaspora-focused tourism jamboree, the Gathering, had plenty of critics ahead of its 2013 launch. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary derided it as “the Grabbin(...)

A deserted Dublin on St Patrick’s Day 2020: tourism supported about 265,000 jobs before the crisis. Photograph: Tom Honan

Tourism Ireland, the cross-Border agency responsible for marketing the island to visitors from abroad, has asked the Government for at least €20 milli(...)

 St Patrick’s Day parade cancelled in Dublin, shop window on Henry Street beside image of O’Connell St, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tourism and business groups have said the decision to cancel the upcoming St Patrick’s Day parades in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavir(...)

Airlines and tourism-related stocks were amongst the hardest hit with countries curbing travel. Photograph: Getty Images

Hopes that the coronavirus could be contained to China vanished over the past week as infections spread around the world, countries started stockpilin(...)

The St. Patrick’s Festival Parade in Dublin last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A decision to restrict or cancel the St Patrick’s Day parade in Ireland over coronavirus fears would be “premature” at this stage, the body representi(...)

No king’s ransom: You won’t need to pay anything to visit King John’s Castle in Limerick on Tourism Day, as all participating attractions are free of charge. Photograph: iStockPhoto

There will be free entry to more than 100 tourist attractions across Ireland in the middle of April as part of a new tourism initiative aimed at showc(...)

Catherine Toolan, who takes over as managing director of Guinness Storehouse

The State’s most visited tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, has appointed a new managing director to replace Paul Carty, who has s(...)

Passengers wearing protective masks in the arrivals area at Beijing Capital Airport. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Entry screening has yet to be recommended for Irish airports, none of which have direct flights with China, as several countries begin isolating citiz(...)

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