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Stephen Rea and (reflected) Judith Roddy in The Visiting Hour by Frank McGuinness, ‘streaming from the Gate auditorium’. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In the beginning, everything was live. We sat around the fire, banged bits of bone together and howled tunefully at the unforgiving moon. Then some br(...)

Tourists in Dublin: Covid-19 has caused a fear of other people, as ‘outsiders are all seen as potential carrier of illness and death’.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the more depressing outcomes of the Covid-19 crisis is that it has spurred resurgence in the fear of outsiders. For a nation like Ireland that (...)

Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy: “Our reputation is inextricably linked to the hard work and commitment of tens of thousands of farmers and food producers across the country,,,”

Bord Bia has returned to the top spot in a ranking of the most reputable companies and organisations in the State, overtaking credit unions, while An (...)

Sandstorm in Beijing: cyclists in the Chinese capital pictured on Monday amid heavy smog. Photograph: Noel Celis / AFP

Image of the week: Dusty city Despite Tourism Ireland’s best efforts to light up everything green, Beijing and other parts of northern China were bus(...)

Screen Ireland chief executive Désirée Finnegan (centre, bottom row) and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin (centre) lead a virtual trade mission to Los Angeles. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Lights, camera, unmute: Screen Ireland will aim to build on this week’s Oscar nomination success for Cartoon Saloon’s Wolfwalkers by staging a virtual(...)

Temple Bar at night. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

The vaccine rollout success of the United States and United Kingdom put the State’s tourism authorities in a bit of a quandary regarding how and when (...)

‘I’ve never done live stuff ever. It absolutely terrifies me. The idea of being heckled, I think, scares me more than anything else.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

THE ONLINE COMEDIAN FROM NAVAN TALKS ABOUT CHANGING HIS NAME, AND HOW  PERFORMATING WAS NEVER ON HIS RADAR  The online comedian and musica(...)

Belmond Grand Hibernian: the service will not resume in 2021

Ireland’s first luxury sleeper train, the Belmond Grand Hibernian – a sister train to the Orient Express – is to pull out of Ireland. Belmond, the co(...)

Many countries already require travellers carry an  International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis (ICVP), also known as the Carte Jaune or Yellow Card to confirm vaccination against yellow fever. Photograph: Jens Schlueter/AFP

Are vaccine passports on the way? It certainly seems likely, and although they may be a few months away it does seem inevitable that some type of(...)

 A Survive to Thrive tourism scheme will provide  €55m in supports for businesses not covered by other schemes.  Photograph: iStock

Tourism businesses have been advised to plan on the basis that Irish holidaymakers will be their main source of revenue this year as the Covid-19 pand(...)

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