Rory Dignam and Justine Doswell at the launch of the St Patrick’s Festival programme. Photograph: Gareth Chaney / Collins

The theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Festival will be “Seoda – Treasures from Ireland”, with next month’s series of events expected to generate more (...)

In Co Waterford, €3.7m was approved for the Mount Congreve Estate.

Government approval of €16.3 million in funding for four projects designed to develop rural tourism has been welcomed by Fáilte Ireland. The funds w(...)

Not a single Bill initiated by the Opposition has come close to being enacted by the current Dáil and Seanad

The suggestion that Leinster House is a dull and frustrating place to work these days is corroborated by an examination of the current Dáil and Seanad(...)

File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

This week the Dáil finally got a legislative programme. In the days after the general election there was much talk about the need for a programme for (...)

Minister for State Michael Ring: said the increased activity in the past four years meant tourism had been a major contributor to job creation. Photograph: Sportsfile

Tourism is now worth about €5 billion annually to the economy, Minister of State Michael Ring told the Dáil. “The figures for 2015 look very promisi(...)