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(...)

Cliffs of Moher: one of Ireland’s most-visited tourist attractions.

The Irish tourism industry’s year started brightly but ended on a gloomier tone amid Brexit strains, higher costs and consumer nervousness, according (...)

Brexit uncertainty is keeping sterling in a weakened state, making Ireland a more expensive destination for its most important single-source market – the UK. Photograph:  Alan Betson

There is a mounting volume of evidence to show that the Irish tourism industry has now peaked, and more difficult times may lie ahead for the sector. (...)

Fáilte Ireland recently estimated that a no-deal Brexit could wipe out about €380m in tourism revenues and result in the loss of up to 10,000 tourism jobs.   Photograph: iStock

Fewer tourists travelled to the Republic in August this year than in the same month in 2018. This is down to a reduction in British tourist numbers, f(...)

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(...)

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