The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation provided an update on the progression of its 2025 strategy for Irish tourism growth on Wednesday. File photograph: The Irish Times

Tourism does not get “due attention” from either the Minister for Tourism Shane Ross or the rest of the Cabinet, the Irish Tourism Industry Confederat(...)

Trips by residents from Europe other than Britain rose by 9.5 per cent to 3.8 million last year, while trips made by US and Canadian residents jumped by 13.4 per cent to 2.4 million.

Overseas residents made a record 10.6 million trips to Ireland last year, with Britain accounting for a third of the total despite the uncertainty of (...)

US speed painter and graffiti artist Erik Wahl with his portrait of U2 singer Bono at the Pendulum Summit at Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Conor McCabe

There is usually a Bono angle to stories about major gatherings in Ireland, and the Pendulum Summit is no different. This one says much about how busi(...)

Tim Fenn of the Irish Hotels Federation believes the Irish accommodation sector is ‘absolutely good value for money’ and the evidence ‘is to be found in the solid growth we have seen over several years’ Photograph: iStock

Perception counts for a lot in tourism circles and a notion that a destination is good value for money, or at least not bad value, goes a long way tow(...)

Tourists enjoy the weather and sites in Trinity College Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The one thing that virtually everyone involved in the Irish tourism industry appears to agree on is that a trip to Ireland still represents good value(...)

Maurice Pratt, ITIC’s chairman, says tourism “the only sector that can provide proper long-term regional balance and deliver jobs and economic growth to all parts of the country”.

The main lobbying group representing the tourism industry has accused the Government of not “matching the industry’s ambitions” and called on the Stat(...)

The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation has written to Minister for Tourism Shane Ross asking for the introduction of the new 13.5 per cent VAT rate to be delayed by a year. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.ie

After several years of winning annual budget battles, the tourism industry finally lost the war over its 9 per cent VAT rate, which was hiked to 13.5 (...)

The Minister Shane Ross said the tourism industry is “on fire”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Shane Ross, the Minister for Transport and Tourism, says he is “puzzled” by criticism of his performance from the tourism industry, as the sector’s pe(...)

The Sheep’s Head peninsula in West Cork: Irish tourism sources more than a third of overseas visitors from Britain. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Irish tourism industry has warned that a “no-deal” Brexit could cost the sector here up to €260 million “in the immediate aftermath” of the UK’s p(...)

CRH has a trading update  and an agm this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Monday Results: Südzucker, Alphabet, Hasbro, Whirlpool, Xerox. Indicators: Euro zone composite, manufacturing and services PMI flash (Apr); German (...)

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