Fáilte Ireland has had several major successes in recent years, such as the launch of the Wild Atlantic Way.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tensions have arisen between the tourism industry and Fáilte Ireland, the State agency responsible for the industry’s development, over a call by an i(...)

Cyclists on the Waterford Greenway: Itic wants the Government to allocate more capital to tourism projects.

The Republic’s tourism industry is calling for a major programme of State investment to boost overseas visitor numbers by more than 50 per cent to 13.(...)

Tourists in Dublin at the Molly Malone statue. Photograph: Alan Betson

A drop in the number of British tourists to Ireland is a cause for concern despite an overall growth in the market in 2017, a tourism body has said. (...)

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(...)

The tourism industry wants the State to spend €60m each year for a decade on developing new visitor attractions such as interpretative centres. Photograph: iStock

The Irish tourism industry wants the State to spend €60 million each year for a decade on developing new visitor attractions. The Irish Tourist Indu(...)

On Monday, the DAA announced that 2.9 million passengers used Dublin Airport last month, its busiest June in 77 years

On Monday, the DAA announced that 2.9 million passengers used Dublin Airport last month, its busiest June in 77 years. North American routes rose by 1(...)

Creevy Pier in Co Donegal. Official figures show that the number of British visitors coming to the Republic fell 7 per cent in the first five months of 2017 Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Hospitality businesses face the loss of about €100 million this year as the fallout from Brexit hits British holidaymakers’ spending power, tourism ch(...)

The Giant’s Causeway in Co Antrim.

Senior figures within Irish tourism, which is heavily exposed to the effects of Brexit and weak sterling, have expressed hope that the hung parliament(...)

Cliffs of Moher: not as exposed to the British market as the eastern seaboard

From the rugged Cliffs of Moher on the west coast to the home of the black stuff on the banks of the Liffey, the Republic’s top tourist attractions ar(...)

Maurice Pratt, newly elected chair of The Irish Tourism Industry Confederation, will lay out the challenges ahead when he meets Minister for  Tourism Shane Ross on Monday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Karma: it can be a hell of a thing. How’s this for an example? On Monday, Maurice Pratt, the newly elected chairman of industry lobby group the Irish(...)

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