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The former presidential candidate is visiting Ireland to share his insight on climate change and the action required to sustainably and effectively manage our oceans to ensure the health of our planet. File photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Former US secretary of state John Kerry has been announced as a keynote speaker at Ireland’s flagship blue economy conference Our Ocean Wealth at City(...)

Brexit presents significant challenges for the  retail sector. Photograph: Getty Image

How are the various sectors faring as Brexit looms? Retail “It’s very challenging from a retail perspective,”says Retail Ireland director Tom Burke.(...)

Ivano Cafolla: ‘The biggest problem in the industry is splitting bills and we have solved that for them’

Ivano Cafolla is well rehearsed in Dublin’s social scene. Promoting events, venues and nightclubs has always been part of his CV so it’s no surprise t(...)

It’s a nice day for a Red Wedding: a scene from the Game of Thrones Tapestry

A thousand years ago Bishop Odo of Bayeux commissioned a tapestry to commemorate the conquest of England by his half-brother William. It was a medieva(...)

The Chicago River as it winds its way through downtown after being dyed green. Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

If you suffer from chlorophobia (fear of the colour green), downtown Chicago is not the place to be around St Patrick’s Day. But if you happen to be a(...)

Hands across the water: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The one-man brand and US president, Donald Trump, considers himself to be one of the world’s truly great marketers. He has a point. Think of all the n(...)

Two soldiers lower the  Irish flag  outside the General Post Office in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland is a country united by geography and divided by history. In James Joyce’s great novel Ulysses, Leopold Bloom, the main protagonist and an Iri(...)

Great Britain is one of the most important markets for tourism to the island of Ireland. Photograph: iStock/file photo

Regardless of a hard or soft Brexit, bookings for regional and rural hotels and guesthouses are already in decline, with calls for the Government to f(...)

Inishowen Carnival Group from Donegal at the St Patrick’s Festival parade in Dublin in 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there was St Patrick’s Day parade. (Even longer and longer ago, there was St Patrick himself, of course – or rather,(...)

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 (...)

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