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(...)

Minister for Tourism Shane Ross  has so far failed to secure any extra Brexit help for his patch, unlike his cabinet colleagues in Health and Enterprise. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Inbound tourism is at record levels, with more than 9.5 million visitors to Ireland last year. Hotels are full and employment in the sector is growing(...)

Westport House:  won the Best Leisure Tourism Innovation award at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

The recently sold Westport House in Co Mayo has won the Best Leisure Tourism Innovation award at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards. The property wa(...)

Irish Tourism Industry Confederation chief executive Eoghan O’Mara Walsh and chairman Paul Gallagher. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some recent interest in Ireland as a holiday destination appears to be driven by terrorist attacks elsewhere in Europe, a representative body for the (...)

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